Friday, December 23, 2011

Harbor Regional Center Postings

Harbor Regional Center is seeking applicants for the position of Counselor.

Under direction of a Program Manager, the Counselor provides case management services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Counselor's major responsibilities include:
  • individual and family assessment and needs identification;
  • planning for provision of appropriate services and supports;
  • monitoring and evaluation of service delivery; and
  • advocacy;
  • Minimum Employment Standards:
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or related human services field and 2 years post bachelor's experience. Master's degree, bilingual (English/Spanish) and experience with developmental disabilities preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of family systems and human dynamics, knowledge of developmental disabilities, familiarity with the prevailing philosophy in the field of developmental disabilities, demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively as a part of an interdisciplinary team, good verbal and written communication skills and facility with word processing and related computer skills.

Salary: $3151 - $3507 Monthly

Harbor Developmental Disabilities Foundation, Inc.
Office of Human Resources
21231 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, Ca 90503
Fax: (310) 316-5016
or e-mail:

Project director @ ucla tarjan center
annual salary range: $50,244-$80,000

The UCLA Tarjan Center is currently seeking a Project Director to coordinate and implement a new federally funded Project of National Significance, the California Employment Consortium for Youth and Young Adults with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities. The purpose of this project is to establish a state level interagency workgroup that fosters systems transformation through public policy, removal of systemic barriers, statewide training and professional development, local implementation of transition and employment strategies, and dissemination of best practices that lead to competitive integrated employment for youth and young adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Responsibilities: The Project Director will be responsible for the day-to-day administration, leadership, coordination, and reporting for all aspects of the project. Responsibilities include the coordination of the work and activities of the state interagency team, planning for statewide professional development and training; administration, and oversight of selected local employment coalitions; development of a new web site; and research and evaluation activities. Ensures collaboration - builds collaboration amongst state team by establishing, communicating and reinforcing culture of collaboration and teamwork across organizational boundaries.

This position requires frequent meetings, teleconferences, presentations, workshops and travel. The Project Director will supervise and oversee the Program Representative and graduate student assistants. The Project Director reports to the Director of the Tarjan Center at UCLA.

  • Master's degree required, doctorate preferred in rehabilitation, special education, public administration, social work, or human services related field;
  • A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in the provision of technical assistance; process facilitation, consensus building, and implementing systems change initiatives in vocational services, transition or employment with individuals with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities;
  • Demonstrated experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution;
  • Staff supervision;
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team oriented,
  • collaborative environment is essential;
  • Makes sound decisions: recognizes the broad, systemic implications of problems and issues;
  • Grant writing and reviewer experience preferred;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Direct and manage project from beginning to end, including timelines, milestones and deliverables.
  • Effectively communicate project scope, goals, expectations and deliverables to state team and associated stakeholders.
  • Oversee any workgroups/subcommittees established to carry out project activities.
  • Work independently and manage a complex project with multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously. 
  • Build, develop and grow relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Analyze and organize information.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited research or standardization exists.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Compose and deliver progress reports and other deliverables to requested agencies and funders.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to interact and build rapport, including the ability to engage and lead groups in training and consultative services.
  • Excellent written communication skills for developing technical assistance materials and report writing.
  • Work effectively with racially, culturally and linguistically diverse individuals.
  • Travel regularly within California, and occasional travel outside of California.
  • Operate a personal computer and utilize Microsoft Office and variety of web-based software programs and internet technology (i.e., email, searches, webinars).
Send Resume and Cover Letter

Attn: Olivia Raynor, Ph.D., Director
Email: Fax: 310-794-1143
For more information about the Tarjan Center see

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