[nfbwatlk] Fw: Seattle Lighthouise job psoting-ECS Support Services Manager

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Thu Jul 1 21:47:05 CDT 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Helsel" <DHelsel at seattlelh.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 1:13 PM
Subject: Seattle Lighthouise job psoting-ECS Support Services Manager

Please forward this job opening as you see fit. 

Don Helsel
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Seattle, Washington

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Job Announcement

Title: ECS Support Services Manager
Department: Employee and Community Services
Reports to: Director, Training & Employee Support 
Hours: Full-time, M-F

The primary purpose of this position is to oversee and coordinate
support services for Lighthouse employees who are blind, make
appropriate referrals to community agencies. 

Oversee, plan and ensure timely delivery of assigned support service
areas provided by the department to Lighthouse and INL employees who are
blind or low vision, including referral to housing resources
Coordinate and manage information and referral systems; refer employees
to appropriate resources both internally and in the community 
Develop and maintain contacts with service providers in the Seattle
area; serve as liaison
Coordinate with Employee and Community Services staff, and Human
Resources staff to conduct effective outreach to Lighthouse employees
and prospective employees for appropriate services coordination.
Maintain files, provide documentation, data collection, reports, and
summaries as needed 
Maintain excellent communication with Production, HR, and others who
provide aspects of support and training, such as Orientation & Mobility
instructors and Computer Training Program staff
Develop annual budgets and work plans

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities Required:

Program management experience preferred
Demonstrated ability to support others in learning to advocate for
themselves; support others to succeed 
Knowledge of housing programs and systems
Ability to partner with community organizations effectively
Ability to problem solve effectively
Creativity & flexibility; ability to change approach as needed 
Ability to take initiative, function autonomously, and be dependable.
Ability to travel between Spokane and Seattle several times per year
Professional demeanor
Ability to communicate effectively and enthusiastically about the
programs and services we offer
Willingness to learn about blindness resources nationally
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
Excellent knowledge of resources in the local community
Demonstrated excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Comprehensive knowledge of PC applications, including MS Word, Excel,
Outlook, Access, and Internet Explorer.

BA or BS in Rehab, Social Services or related field required
3 years in disability related field, with emphasis on advocacy
Mature judgment and sensitivity in interpersonal relations and among
diverse groups
Background in the areas of housing, transportation, and employment a
strong plus
Bilingual a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F

Please send application materials to jobs at seattlelh.org or to:

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Attn.: Don Helsel 
2501 S. Plum Street 
Seattle, Washington 98144

Telephone: (206) 436-2160
Fax: (206) 436-2244
TTY: (206) 324-1388

To download an application and for more information about employment at
the Lighthouse visit our website:

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