Program Coordinator, Project SEARCH

PathPoint Los Angeles, CA
PathPoint is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to lead our Project SEARCH team in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Project SEARCH is a unique one-year internship program that enables young adults with developmental disabilities to learn invaluable job skills in a competitive work setting. We're looking for an enthusiastic and organized team leader who has prior experience working with people with disabilities. Our ideal candidate is a model of leadership, professionalism, and teamwork.

In this role, you will ensure the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the internship program. The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm.

Responsibilities:

* Develop and regularly review program curriculum to ensure that activities and supports are meaningful.

* Review referrals for eligibility, conduct intern interviews, and process program intakes and exits.

* Establish and maintain files for each intern. Write case notes, monthly student evaluations, and other reports regularly.

* Supervise a team of direct support professionals and be an advocate for their growth and success. Provide training and meet with staff regularly address any issues and concerns and ensure that interns' needs and goals are being met.

* Collaborate with interns, employers, staff, and other partners to creatively address any issues affecting students' training and employment.

* Coach and support interns by teaching soft skills such as professional communication, behavior and grooming/hygiene, and hard skills specific to the internship duties.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree is required. Degree in Psychology, Education, or related field is preferred.

* Prior experience working with individuals with disabilities is required.

* Prior supervisory experience is preferred.

* Must pass Live Scan DOJ fingerprint background check, TB screening and basic health screening.

* Must have a valid driver's license with at least 5 years driving history, a clean driving record, and use of a vehicle with current registration and insurance.

* Strong communication and public relations skills.

* Strong computer skills, including MS Office, email, and Internet.

Compensation and Benefits:

$18.00 per hour. PathPoint offers full-time employees a generous benefits package, including medical, vision, dental, and life/AD&D insurance; paid vacation, holidays, and sick time; wellness program with cash rewards; Section 125 FSA (Flexible Spending Account); 403(b) tax-sheltered retirement savings plan with employer match; and a free Employee Assistance Program.

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