Director of Early Intervention Services

Basic Information

Date posted: 06/06/2022

Location: Los Angeles, California

Posted by: Wayfinder Family Services

Salary: $90,000 Dependent on Experience

Contact Information


5300 Angeles Vista Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90043



More Details


Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Special Education or related field, and/or credential in education of the visually impaired.
  • Must have a minimum of four (4) years of demonstrated related leadership responsibility and four (4) years managing a department and supervising staff.
  • At least three (3) years experience working with infants (birth to three years of age) with

Additional Requirements

All employees must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Wayfinder will consider exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability, or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Wayfinder requires a thorough background screening process that includes fingerprinting and a health screening.

In exchange for your talent, Wayfinder offers an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:

  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Competitive salary – Sign-on bonus for eligible roles
  • Flexible schedules depending on the position (some offering hybrid)
  • Medical insurance with a $30 premium per paycheck coverage plan (employee-only)
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO coverage plan (employee-only)
  • 401(k) retirement plan with an employer match up to 4%
  • 11 paid holidays per year and a generous paid time off policy
  • Five winter holidays (between Christmas Eve & New Year’s Day)
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model, Trauma-Informed Care, Evidence-based Practices
  • Clinical Supervision for licensure

Job Description

  • Administer all aspects of Wayfinder’s statewide early intervention services, ensuring high quality family-centered services to support the child’s optimal development and access to the world.
  • Program Management: includes supervision of program supervisors and administrative support; establishment and implementation of program policy guidelines and procedures; program evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement; state level interagency collaboration; partnership with administration to develop and maintain contracts for service.
  • Develop and implement annual program budgets in alignment with Wayfinder’s financial sustainability practices ensuring that all regular direct and shared costs are fully funded by program revenues.  Ensure proactive adjustments to revenue and expenses on a monthly basis in response to program performance to maintain balanced financial statements.
  • Staff Development: As the Director of the Early Intervention Program, responsible for ongoing supervision, support, mentoring and professional development of program staff including recruitment, training, and supervision; facilitation of Performance Appraisals; assessment of staff development needs; identification, acquisition and inventory of professional resources and materials. Provide oversight in all areas listed through administrative support of the Blind Babies Foundation Director.
  • Program Development: Responsible for identification and monitoring of patterns of best practice and adjustment of service delivery to reflect current best practice. This includes planning and implementing strategies that incorporate most effective practice into the agency service model; monitoring and reporting on trends in the fields of medicine and education relative to early intervention and visual impairment; monitoring of state and federal policy and legislation.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, strategic initiatives, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned areas of responsibility in alignment with Wayfinder’s Strategic Plan.
  • Ensure accurate reporting and monitoring of program Key Performance Indicators including productivity rates and all metrics within the Best Practices Data Report.
  • Provide information to individuals and families about Medi-Cal services, refers to Medi-Cal and Healthy Families eligibility sites and assist with access to Medi-Cal covered services to meet identified health needs.  Participate in outreach campaigns, information and referral activities, including health and Medi-Cal outreach.
  • Participate in in-service training, planning and implementation.
  • Maintain procedures and policies in accordance with those of the agency.
  • Maintain written client and family records in adherence with regulatory and contractual requirements.
  • Ensure that staff maintain HIPAA and confidentiality practices as required for all clients and families.
  • Ensure quality of direct home intervention, including visual stimulation, socialization, communication, gross and fine motor activities, positioning, self-help activities, family support, education and resource planning.
  • Develop and implement regularly scheduled in-service training sessions and family support opportunities with the parents, children, siblings, extended family, etc., in order to :
    • provide interaction opportunities between families
    • acquire new skills
    • provide emotional support to all families
  • Participate in professional meetings in order to keep up-to-date with the resources available to the families in the community and to collaborate with other agencies in the delivery of services.
  • Participate in grant writing and funding applications.  Identify and vet new opportunities for program growth and revenue generation including community partnerships.
  • Effectively supervise, evaluate and direct the work of a diverse group of employees.  Timely completion of performance appraisals, regular supervisory meetings, performance documentation, staff development and supervision for success best practices.  Manage personnel functions including recruitment, hiring, retention and discipline of staff.
  • Oversee and manage risk management and continuous quality improvement in assigned areas of responsibility.  Promote the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process by identifying quality indicators and opportunities for departmental and organizational process improvement.