job opportunity helping youth with self esteem

People With Disabilities NEED NOT APPLY!

What follows is my inquiry to a post to the L.A. Culture Net list serve for a job opportunity, along with the actual announcement.  I encourage my readers to consider a quick email letting the agency know what YOU think of their reasonable accommodations and the requisites of the ADA re dis-ability accommodations.  There’s no reason why a person with a dis-ability shouldn’t be able to handle an administrative position or that minor accommodation might provide this agency with a greater, perhaps more desirable candidate pool, especially considering the salary range for this ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION!!!

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DO YOU HIRE PEOPLE WITH DIS-ABILITIES?

“Physical and Mental Demands
• Able to work in chaotic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
• Sit and walk throughout the day /Stand and walk for several consecutive hours during class time
• Lift up to 20 pounds occasionally
• Speech and hearing within normal ranges; speech clarity sufficient for standard face to face and telephone communications
• Must be willing to work flexible schedule (including some evenings and weekends)”
COULD YOU BE MORE CLEAR: PEOPLE WITH DIS-ABILITIES NEED NOT APPLY!!!!

—–Original Message—–
>From: Angela <angela@apch.org>
>Sent: Aug 4, 2010 2:16 PM
>To: laculturenet@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [LACN] A Place Called Home is seeking an Educational Services Manager
>
>A PLACE CALLED HOME (APCH)
>
>
>A Place Called Home is seeking an Educational Services Manager
>Reports to: Director of Programs FLSA Status: Exempt
>Hours:  Full-Time Benefits: Competitive health insurance package, paid vacation, and 401K matching plan
>
>A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth center in South Central Los Angeles.  APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, and fitness opportunities.  As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them.  Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active citizens capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.  (www.apch.org)
>
>SUMMARY
>The Educational Services Manager is responsible for successful implementation of academic programs for A Place Called Home including tutoring, assessment, collaboration with local district schools, intervention plans, etc. The Educational Services Manager is also responsible for supervising department staff, volunteers, and interns.
>
>Responsibilities  (Please request to view job description to view a complete list of responsibilities)
>• Oversee academic programs and classes (Literacy, CPU, Math, Writing, Poetry, etc.) and tutoring programs
>• Collaborate with local schools to coordinate services for members secure all relevant educational materials and agendas
>• Collaborate with departments to provide academic support to required programs (i.e. dance, sports, counseling, BTF, etc.)
>• Work in partnership with counseling and case management to develop personalized academic plans for individuals in academic crisis and or identify and refer members requiring counseling
>• Train, supervise, and evaluate Ed Services staff, interns, and volunteers
>• Develop educational criteria to assess readiness of all volunteers
>• Develop and Evaluate overall curriculum for Educational Services
>• Develop assessment tools and facilitate academic assessments for members appropriate grade level placement in tutoring or intersession programs
>• Plan and coordinate various educational ceremonies and enrichment activities (i.e. Academic Achievement Awards, Graduations, Field Trips)
>• Conduct parent/teacher meetings
>• Prepare and submit reports and paperwork (Bi-monthly, class reports, etc.)
>• Attend all meetings (Supervisor’s, Department, Staff, etc.)
>• Responsible for creating a visually exciting, fun, and clean learning environment (posters, bulletin boards, etc.)
>
>Technical and Performance Skills
>Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) (Written and Oral) Required
>Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills Classroom management skills
>Proofreading Skills Professionalism
>Computer Skills Time Management and Organizational Skills
>Collaborative Skills (ability to work with collaborative partners, staff, students, volunteers)
>Excel and Database Management Multi-tasking
>Detail oriented Dedicated to excellence
>
>Education/Training/Experience
>Degree: B.A. degree in Education or related field
>Minimum of 3 years in teaching capacity
>Minimum of 2 years in management capacity (minimum of 2 full-time equivalent staff members)
>
>Physical and Mental Demands
>• Able to work in chaotic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
>• Sit and walk throughout the day /Stand and walk for several consecutive hours during class time
>• Lift up to 20 pounds occasionally
>• Speech and hearing within normal ranges; speech clarity sufficient for standard face to face and telephone communications
>• Must be willing to work flexible schedule (including some evenings and weekends)
>
>EEO
>Background screening required
>
>To apply, please send your cover letter and resume, to Angela Maldonado; HR Director at angela@apch.org   (E-mail submission only/No phone inquiries)
>
>42,000, – 44,000
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6 responses to “job opportunity helping youth with self esteem

  1. emmarosenthal

    mary, read the requisites for the job positions– they clearly are discriminating against people with dis-abilities in hiring. there’s NO outreach to students or staff with PWDS, and explicit statements discouraging participation. this is bigotry at its most unabashed.

  2. this is ridiculous. i’m going to email them a complaint!! they are clearly in violation of the ADA. :/

  3. Mary Torregrossa

    Regarding the photos of the youth you mentioned being on the website… not all disabilities are apparent to the naked eye. If I were a parent
    of a disabled minor child, I may not give an organization permission to use an image of my
    child. Not to mention that some children are foster children and permission to photograph is restricted. I do recognize the importance of getting the message out to the public that ALL young people are welcome (by law, in fact) into their program and into their building.

  4. OK, belated response.
    This job requirements are a clear violation opf the ADA !
    I wonder how this agency prepare the kids to love their aging parents… or anyone for that matters….

  5. emmarosenthal

    this makes me so incredibly angry. go to the web page for this org– not a single child with a dis-ability, not a single adult, no dis- role models. SOME SELF ESTEEM! –BASED ON EXCLUSION. not ONE job opening where one doesn’t need to walk and lift–not counselors, not teachers, not administrators. NO ONE!!! and then they claim “EEO”. i should apply for the admin job that only requires a BA and 3 yrs teaching experience–and see if they hire someone with more experience and training than i have! (for 45,000$ a yr!)

    RIGHT!!!!

    “we’d rather hire someone incompetent than have cripples around here!!”

  6. It’s beyond belief that such discrimination appears in areas of social justice.

    Whose justice? where is the justice?

    What sort of limited model are these bastions of the welfare community really setting?

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