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Job Title: Mobility Travel Trainer
Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Salary: $17 per hours
Reports To: Program Manager of Mobility Management and Clerical Support
Location: Orange County
This posting is open until filled.

About Dayle McIntosh Disability Resource Center
The Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC) is an Orange County-based organization that partners with people with disabilities to address immediate needs and achieve independence.  The center has been a community resource for 40 years.  DMC works with people without regard for age, race, income, or type of disability.  Most of the staff and governing board consist of individuals, who have disabilities themselves and have met the challenge of becoming self-sufficient.

The center is named in memory of Dayle McIntosh, who worked tirelessly to lay the foundation for an independent living center in Orange County.  Ms. McIntosh had a congenital disability that significantly limited her physical capacity. She fully managed her own life including obtaining a college education and employment. Regretfully, Ms. McIntosh died at the age of 26, shortly before the center opened. The fierce independence that Dayle McIntosh displayed exemplifies the philosophy and spirit of the center that is part of her legacy.

Position Overview 
Assists people with disabilities to maximize personal independence through travel training and use of local transportation options.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Plans and conducts outreach to inform people with disabilities and stakeholders about the Mobility Management Training Program;
•Interviews consumers and performs assessments using the mobility checklist;
•Develops a service/training plan with all new consumers;
•Provides instruction regarding trip planning;
•Accompanies consumers along routes and demonstrates boarding, exiting, transferring buses and other practical skills needed to navigate the fixed route bus system;
•Trains consumers to be aware of the physical environment and potential safety hazards;
•Conducts group travel training through local high school special education programs;
•Offers peer advice and support to consumer;
•Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform work; effective written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills; Valid California Driver’s License or state identification card; car insurance, (if applicable), and reliable mode of transportation; working knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy and methodology; ability to perform job functions in a manner that demonstrates flexibility, consistency and professionalism; demonstrated capacity to cope with mental and emotional stress relevant to the position and the work environment; compliance with DMC attendance possession of a valid California Driver’s License, state identification card, and car insurance, (if applicable);  and evidence of reliable mode of transportation.

•Personal experience with disabilities;
•Work experience in an Independent Living Center or other disability-related, grass roots agency;
•Bilingual in Vietnamese or American Sign Language.

Personal Attributes

  • Takes initiative to ensure successful results;
  • Works cooperatively with others;
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing;
  • Focuses on solutions rather than problems;
  • Understands and supports consumer-directed services;
  • Respects the opinions of others;
  • Represents the agency in a professional manner;
  • Upholds the principles of the organization;
  • Exhibits a commitment to professional growth.

Work Environment/Physical Demands: 
Normal office temperature controlled conditions with quiet to moderate noise level and little to no exposure to heat, dust and flumes. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision required by this job includes close vision.

How to Apply
Please send resumes and cover letters to:
Jody Parrish, DMC HR Consultant, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, at jody@strategies4hr.com
Only qualified individuals will be contacted for an interview.

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