Children and Youth Coordinator Phoenix

Basic Information

Date posted: 11/22/2021

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Posted by: Saavi Services for the Blind

Salary: $45,000 - $49,000

Contact Information


3767 E Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716



More Details


  • Associates degree in Education, and/or 2 years working in blindness programming.
  • At least 2 years serving in blindness education and/or rehabilitation programs with agency training.
  • Experience in program development preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of child and adolescent development.
  • Ability to incorporate whole agency/system and multiple needs into all work.
  • Ability and willingness to work both as part of a team and operate autonomously.
  • Exceptional communication skills in public speaking, writing and editing communications.
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships internally and externally,
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive philosophy of blindness and a history of inclusive practices.
  • 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

Job Description

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee and facilitate children’s and youth Weekend programming,
  • Coordinate and facilitate state-wide OPRE-ETS programming.
  • Collaborate and facilitate annual NFB Bell Academy’s Youth each summer.
  • Assist with the Development and facilitation of statewide weekend and seasonal transition and children’s programming as outlined by contract and grant descriptions.
  • Assist in the facilitation and coordination of the annual Ready Set Go Transition Summer Camp
  • Assist and coordinate with Adult and Senior services team leaders/managers to create and monitor monthly/weekly staff schedules.
  • Rotate with Adult Services Team Leader to provide on-call assistance to residential staff concerns and issues.
  • Assist in facilitating any action or communication to support a client’s service plan, or SAAVI mission.
  • Serve as point of contact for all youth service clients with respect to referrals, intake, orientation, discipline, ETC.
  • Submit all staffing and reporting documents to all VR counselors for stepping-out programming and assist with the facilitation of monthly staffing’s.
  • 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.