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EMPLOYMENT 

OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES

BEACONS EMPLOYMENT 

Have questions or wish to submit your resume? 

Please contact: Teresa Roberts, HR Coordinator, at: HR@BeaconsNorthCounty.com

If you like to have fun while having an impact on others, read on! 

(Click the job title below to see the full job description.)

1. Lead Instructor of Vocational Programs

Lead Instructors lead vocational training workshops using the custom/adapted Beacons curriculum for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Instructors help develop and update curriculum, devise learning tools to support activities, and work with associate instructors to optimize the learning experiences and growth of trainees in the workshops. Leads also serve as Beacons ambassadors with the community and other organizations, and are responsible for working with the division program directors to develop and fill the workshops.

Hourly Pay Rate: $20 - $26

2. Tailored Day Specialist

Tailored Day Specialists work with clients 1:1 to coach them through life's obstacles, and to accomplish their own unique goals. Specialists work with their team leader to develop activities and lessons which will help clients achieve their goals. Tailored Day Specialists work in a creative and flexible environment with their clients, frequently working in community or job site settings to provide support in hands on learning. Specialists are responsible for documenting and tracking client progress, and communicating with the client and their support team weekly. The Specialist role offers flexibility in hours, with part time positions available from 15 to 25 hours/ week.

Hourly Pay Rate: $18-$21

3. Associate Instructor Studio Beacons (Creative Arts Division)

The Associate Instructor will support and assist the lead instructor in the Creative Arts workshops by

supporting trainees with onsite instruction, in addition to this there may be activities that also include

teaming up with other instructors during group lessons. Instructors also help develop and update

curriculum, provide instruction on the tools and processes to support activities, and help to organize

and plan events out in the community. Associate instructors will optimize the learning experiences and

growth of all artists in the studio, and use their creativity to develop teaching tools to help optimize the

learning of individuals with mild/moderate learning disabilities. Part-time positions may lead to a

full-time associate instructor’s position and/or lead instructor position.

Hourly Pay Rate $18-$21

4. Associate Instructor (Vocational Division/s)

Associate Instructor will support and assist the lead instructor for the Explorer workshop(s), help with pre- and post assessments, complete progress reporting for the workshop(s), support trainees with onsite instruction (or zoom as appropriate), collaborate with the Lead Instructor to update and revise curriculum, and use their creativity to develop teaching tools to help optimize the learning of individuals with mild/moderate learning disabilities.  Part-time positions may lead to a full-time associate instructor’s position and/or lead instructor position.

Hourly Pay Rate $18-$21

5. Substitute Associate Instructors (All Programs) 
The Associate Instructor will support and assist the lead instructor for the workshop(s) or 1:1 client driven program, help with pre- and post assessments, complete progress reporting for the workshop(s), support trainees with onsite instruction (or zoom as appropriate), and use their creativity to develop teaching tools to help optimize the learning of individuals with mild/moderate learning disabilities. Substitute positions may lead to permanent associate instructor’s position and/or lead instructor position.

Hourly Pay Rate: $18 - $20

6. Project Inspire Recruitment Program to create a Neurodiverse Workforce
Beacons, Inc. is one of 4 nonprofits in San Diego County that receives grant funding from the San Diego Workforce Partnership to recruit, hire and train employees with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities (I/DD) (our "neurodiverse community").  Over 1/3 of our workforce now consists of employees with I/DD. Work shifts may consist of one hour a week to several hours, determined by the employee's stamina, interests, schedule and abilities. Individuals with I/DD are encouraged to apply! Application

 

Please contact Teresa Roberts, HR Coordinator, for more information at: HR@BeaconsNorthCounty.com.

WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR GREAT PEOPLE!
 

Beacons is a fast growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Carlsbad, California that has tripled over the last 4 years. If you are an out-of-the box thinker, who likes to have fun while they work, Beacons may be the place for you!

Our team is dedicated to innovative instruction to empower individuals with disabilities through our Explorer Vocational Program, PathFinder Vocational Workshops, Tailored Day mentoring program, and customized support solutions

Please feel free to submit your resume to our Human Resources Coodinator with a cover letter explaining your interest in working with Beacons, Inc. We look forward to hearing from you!

Email: HR@BeaconsNorthCounty.com.

Beacons, Inc. is a drug, alcohol and smoke-free worksite. All applicants must successfully undergo a Live Scan background check if hired. 

Beacons, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Beacons, Inc. prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical and mental disability, political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other classification protected by state or federal law. Beacons complies with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), the California Fair Employment Act and any other applicable federal and state laws and regulations enacted.

 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Beacons, Inc. makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time and provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities and others for whom accommodations must be provided under applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

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EMPLOYER RESOURCES

Hi local employer! Thank you for taking a look at Beacons! We hope you'll join us to help beat the nearly 86% unemployment rate of those with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in San Diego County!

 

Good things to know:

1. Paid Internships

The State of CA will fund an internship at your workplace to help a trainee learn skills to work towards employment. State funding covers worker's comp, wages and other employee costs. Free job coaching is also available so that the impact on the employer's staff is nominal.

2. Hiring Credits

If you hire someone with a disability, the business may be eligible for tax credits!

 

 

3. Funding to renovate work space

Funding to make space more accessible and/or funding to renovate space to remove barriers! (See flyer on this page!)

Sample success stories:

Bitchin' Sauce - Their team created a special 3-hour shift and provided group training to help our trainees successfully work in their food production department. 

Callaway Golf and ViaSat partnered with Beacons to help trainees develop employment skills through paid internships.
 

City of Carlsbad - A trainee who completed our office skills workshop helped the City with workers' compensation records.

 

Home Depot, Sprouts and other businesses have supported our trainees! 

To learn more about how you can be part of the solution, please contact the Beacons Executive Director at:

ExecDir@BeaconsNorthCounty.com

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