This position supervises residential instructors and provides instruction and support through hands-on, one-on-one and group activities with the Saavi Services for the Blind Residential Program. The FOCUS (Foundational Opportunity to Concentrate Uniquely on Self) Residential Coordinator position must ensure all staff are being responsible for the safety of the students and fostering a positive learning environment for the students. A Residential Coordinator is expected to ensure the residential staff follows through on instructional activities and lessons assigned by the Directors and/or Instructors.
This position contributes to Saavi Services for the Blind mission to cultivate growth and opportunity for blind people through nonvisual skills training; gaining the knowledge that all challenges have solutions, and fostering self-efficacy, empowerment and confidence. This means that all hold a positive philosophy of blindness, and all contribute to the success for each student.
Supervision Received: Center Director
Supervision Exercised: Yes
Supervisory Position: Yes: Residential Instructors
Job Type: Exempt
Salary: $45,000 – $52,000
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provide supervision for on-site life coaches and peer mentors.
- Ensure that all staff are actively engaged and participating throughout the shift.
- Provide direct services to SAAVI students in residential Program.
- Develop and facilitate camp/residence guidelines and activities.
- Coordinate the procurement of camp/residence supplies as needed.
- Maintain financial records and activity funds daily, ensuring SAAVI processes and procedures are followed.
- Maintain communication with the Program coordinators and leads.
- Be aware of any rules established for students by parents and/or Program leads.
- Be aware of medical conditions of all students.
- Be aware of your assigned students AT ALL TIMES
- Ensure all students adhere to the code of conduct.
- Ensure all staff are following through with the students regarding the monitoring and completion of daily/weekly tasks.
- Address issues in a non-confrontational way in effort to resolve the problem, seek support from co-workers as needed.
- Communicate any behavior issues regarding students to the appropriate staff and in the communication log.
- Electronically Submit Daily log, ensure that all staff complete their activities ensuring that each student has a short summary of the activities and responsibilities completed during the shift and any issues that arose
- Work collaboratively in a team to support student and agency success.
- Reinforce proper cane technique and other nonvisual skills during all activities.
- Serve as a role model for students in the use of nonvisual techniques and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate respect and inclusion for all,
- Adhere to all timelines or develop reasonable alternate plans for accomplishing job tasks.
- Support student learning through incorporating braille, technology, cane travel and ILS, in all settings throughout all Saavi activities and practices.
- Ensure learning shade and cane is used at all times whilst taking part in Saavi Services for the Blind and other appropriate activities.
- Positively represent Saavi in professional development and special functions as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Knowledge:
- At least 2 years working in a residential comprehensive blindness training center,
- Excellent verbal communication and the ability to demonstrate emotional intelligence,
- Experience advocating for individuals and encouraging self-advocacy.
- Strong negotiation and relationship building skills.
- Ability to communicate, promote and work within a team environment.
- Ability to initiate and complete job duties with strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Non-visual instruct.
- Able to positively represent Saavi Services for the Blind at professional development and special functions as needed.
- Good organizational skills
Conditions of Employment:
- Able to work evenings or weekends as needed.
- Must demonstrate a positive philosophy of blindness.
- Must complete internal blindness emersion training.
- Ability to pass a Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) background check.
- Ability to obtain an approved DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card (provided by SAAVI)
- If performing driving functions for Saavi Services for the blind, Possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License. If driving SAAVI vehicles must have a clean driving record and be approved by SAAVI insurance
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
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