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Explore career opportunities at Chapel Haven Schleifer Center and Chapel Haven West!

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is an award-winning non profit and transition program committed to empowering adults of varying abilities to live independent and self-determined lives. We are located in the Westville area of New Haven, CT and employ approximately 150 employees who work diligently to fulfill our mission. Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is nationally accredited by CARF, state-approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education, and licensed by the CT Department of Developmental Services. Along with our founding campus in New Haven, Chapel Haven has a satellite campus called Chapel Haven West, located in Tucson, AZ, and also dedicated to serving adults with excellence.

 

The following positions are available.


Please use the Apply Now button at the bottom of each listing to submit your application:

SAIL Program Staff

DEPARTMENT: SAIL Program – Community Programs

SUPERVISION BY: SAIL Program Manager

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: As assigned / Day/Evening/Weekend -Flexible to accommodate the needs of the program

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

SAIL Program Staff, are expected and responsible for teaching and providing support in the areas of daily living and social skills to individuals living in the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. SAIL Program.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Teach, model and support individuals  with meal planning, grocery shopping and meal preparation which includes; good nutritional habits and related skills; meal and menu planning, sanitary and safe food storage practices, preparing meals (including following multiple-step recipes and cooking), and safety in the kitchen while learning to utilize kitchen equipment; e.g. stove, broiler and George Foreman Grill.
  • Teach, model and support individuals with personal hygiene and grooming, including showering, shaving, teeth brushing, organizing dressers, picking an appropriate outfit etc.
  • Teach, model and provide assistance with laundry skills, such as, laundry preparation, detergent use, washer/dryer operation, including: drying, folding, putting away laundry.
  • Teach, model and provide assistance with apartment maintenance, such as proper cleaning skills, identifying and using cleaning tools and products, etc.
  • Teach, model and provide assistance with social relationships, such as problem solving, peer counseling, appropriate social skills, etc.
  • Teach, model and provide assistance with community awareness/access, such as assisting with utilizing public transportation, planning community leisure activities, utilizing local business/vendors, etc.
  • Complete daily progress notes for individuals based on their individual goals and objectives as outlined in their individual plan.
  • Participate and provide written reports based on individuals’ goals for an annual or six month review.
  • Attend small group meetings, meetings with other agency personnel, staff meetings and academic meetings.
  • Participate in staff development activities, including in servicing, inside and out side of Chapel Haven.
  • Attend medical appointments as needed and directed by the SAIL Program Manager
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed; teach, support and assist individuals with problem solving
  • Provide medication oversight and assist individuals with medication administration as outlined.
  • Provide transportation of individuals as directed by the SAIL Program Manager, use of own vehicle may be required.
  • Facilitate SAIL recreational or volunteer activities as assigned; providing support and guidance
  • Maintain positive and professional communication with the parents, (inside and outside of the SAIL Program/Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc), etc.
  • Other duties as required by the SAIL Program Manager

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelors Degree in Human Services or related field or 4 more years’ experience.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Experience working with individuals with learning disabilities or developmental disabilities and some knowledge working with DDS and/or CARF.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Can demonstrate effective judgment, decision-making and communication skills
  • Computer literacy (i.e. word, excel, outlook)
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to follow a schedule, take direction and the initiative to follow through
  • Able to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration Certification as required.
  • Hold a Valid CT driver’s license.
  • Able to obtain and maintain Public Service License.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently in order to execute program policies and procedures
  • Maintain positive work attitude and relationships
  • Presents a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and observation skills
  • Ability to climb stairs, bend, sit, stand, and walk for periods of time
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by DDS and Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc.
  • Will act as an Essential staff to provide necessary support during inclement weather or emergency situations

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Recreation Program Staff

DEPARTMENT: RECREATION

SUPERVISION BY: Supervisor of Recreation

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Per Diem, Hours offered Thursday’s-Sunday

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RECREATION AIDE PIER DIEM POSITION

The job of the Recreation program staff consists of many responsibilities while upholding the Chapel Haven Recreation Department Mission.

Recreation Department Mission: The mission of the Recreation Department at Chapel Haven is to have a client-client focused approach to helping Chapel Haven individuals stay safe and enjoy recreational activities while in the community, focusing on building upon the adult’s independent living skills and social communication skills.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Arrive at Chapel Haven forty five minutes before each trip is scheduled to leave
  • Work a minimum of three rec trips a month
  • Follow directions provided by the Recreation Supervisor
  • Transport clients to and from any trip or event offered by the Recreation Department, following Chapel Haven’s van usage protocol.
  • Take attendance, handle petty cash following protocol, carry materials needed for the trip i.e. tickets, epi pens, meds & money, meet client needs & support the clients while in the community
  • Complete an electronic evaluation, providing client based feedback as well as general trip feedback
  • Attend monthly department meetings and all agency meetings
  • Special Olympics: assist in coaching Special Olympics sports offered by the Recreation Department, attend weekly practices & competitions and attend SOCT trainings.
  • Best Buddies: Attend weekly assigned Best Buddies nights in Outreach, attend Best Buddies events including Best Buddies Ball, Friendship Walk, etc.
  • Follow Chapel Haven Protocols and report any questions or problems to the Recreation Supervisor immediately

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

  • High School Diploma

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working with individuals with cognitive and social disabilities

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Valid CT driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain a Valid CT Public Service License Endorsement
  • First Aid & CPR Certification
  • CPI Non Violent Crisis Intervention Certification
  • Problem solving skills, patience, ability to work as a member of a team, organizational skills & leadership skills.
  • Ability to sit, stand and drive for periods of time

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Life Skills Instructor

DEPARTMENT: Residential Life Skills

SUPERVISION BY: Supervisor of Residential and Education Programs

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Monday – Thursday from 5:00pm – 9:00pm

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

Life Skills Instructors are responsible for teaching basic daily living and social skills to clients living in Chapel Haven’s residential facility.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Teach clients good nutritional habits and related skills; meal and menu planning, sanitary and safe food storage practices, preparing meals (including following multiple-step recipes and cooking), and safety in the kitchen while learning to utilize kitchen equipment; e.g. stove, broiler and George Foreman Grill.
  • Teach apartment maintenance skills, maintaining a clean, neat living environment (use of cleaning products and equipment).
  • Teach personal hygiene and grooming skills, personal functions such as showering, shaving, combing hair, brushing teeth, making appointments for haircuts, manicures, etc.
  • Teach Laundry skills as outlined in laundry task analysis and laundry checklist.
  • Teach problem solving and relationship building skills, instruct residents regarding appropriate social behaviors.
  • Attend small group meetings, meetings with other agency personnel, bi-monthly staff meetings, academic and staff meetings.
  • Complete Case Notes and checklists daily as directed by Supervisor.
  • Participate in staff development activities, including in servicing, inside and out side of Chapel Haven.
  • Maintain medical files as determined by agency nurse.
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed.
  • Administer medication as needed.
  • Provide transportation of residents as needed, use of own vehicle required.
  • Maintain good/effective communication with parents as directed by Supervisor, other professionals (inside and outside of Chapel Haven), community personnel, etc.
  • Other duties as required.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelors Degree in Human Services or related field or 4 more years experience working with individuals who are learning disabled.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Experience working with individuals with learning disabilities or developmental disabilities and some knowledge working with DMR and/or CARF.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Effective judgment, decision-making and communication skills.
  • Ability to follow a schedule.
  • Able to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration Certification.
  • Valid CT driver’s license.
  • Able to obtain Public Service License.
  • Work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Able to adapt to flexible nature of the position.
  • Maintain positive work attitude.
  • Excellent communication and observation skills.
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by DMR and Chapel Haven.
  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for periods of time.

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Job Coach

Supervisor: Program Manager, Employment Services

Days/Hours: Full Time, Flexible, As assigned by supervisor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Job Coach is responsible for providing direct supportive service to clients in competitive and supported employment, volunteer sites and vocational training programs as needed, assisting them in learning specific job tasks, job related attitudes and worksite culture. Provides transportation and/or travel training as needed. Identifies and recommends job accommodations. Establishes rapport and relationships with employers to ensure successful job retention and builds a positive rapport with clients. Implements job coaching strategies with clients to support success on worksite. Completes reports and task analysis, vocational progress notes, and required documentation.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Teaches and models skills necessary to perform job duties.
  • Coach clients on expected work attire and grooming.
  • Advocates for client to employers or client coworkers, identifying the client’s strengths, accommodations, and needs, when/if needed.
  • Help clients establish appropriate relationships with coworkers and employer.
  • Act as liaison with the employer and coworkers to establish ongoing worksite supports.
  • With client input, develop goals and objectives for ongoing placement success and retention.
  • Regularly meet with employer and update client’s employment information such as job description, job tasks, salary, benefits, Union information (if applicable), and performance reviews.
  • Consistent communication with employer(s) to assure client is performing the job to employer specifications.
  • Regularly communicate progress and employment issues to client’s support team enlisting support from interdisciplinary team members for support.
  • Completes progress notes and reports and other documentation as required. Documents consistently and accurately all client activities and outcomes.
  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures.
  • Attend required trainings, department, agency and general staff meetings.
  • Provide transportation and/or travel training as needed, use of own vehicle required.
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and/or a minimum of two years’ experience working with adults with developmental disabilities, including autism with knowledge and understanding of the employment challenges and opportunities for this population.
  • Ideal candidates have excellent communication and writing skills, teaching ability, display empathy toward client needs, and balance numerous account relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and work independently.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task with effective problem solving/decision making abilities.
  • Valid CT driver’s license and daily use of reliable personal vehicle. Proof of insurance required.  Use of own vehicle is required.
  • In possession of or able to obtain a Public Service License.
  • Ability to stand, lift, sit and walk during the work shift as needed.
  • Computer skills – word, excel, web-based, and database experience preferred.

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ASAT – Student Advisor

DEPARTMENT: Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition Program

SUPERVISION BY: Director of Asperger’s Syndrome Program

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: 40 hrs/wk,– Hours As Assigned

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Student Advisor is responsible for the overall coordination and teaching of the social communicative competence curriculum.  He/she will also coordinate and facilitate the general activity schedule for all program participants in the Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition Program.  Additional responsibilities include, teaching adaptive life skills and social competence, coordinating medical appointments, medication administration as needed, data collection, report writing and facilitating team meetings. This position will also provide crisis counseling to students when needed.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Teach and model all aspects of the Social Communicative Competence (SCC) curriculum such as cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, meal planning, laundry, money management, personal hygiene and grooming as well as appropriate social skills.
  • Coordinate and facilitate appropriate social interactions among students.
  • Participate in social skill groups with students.
  • Facilitate individual plans of service for each student.
  • Contribute to the Assessment for Social Competence and Adaptive Life Skills for each student.
  • Manage day-to-day implementation of the SCC with students that includes behavioral and anxiety management strategies.
  • Provide emergency substitute coverage for staff as needed, including weekdays, weekends and overnights.
  • Adherence to weekly and daily activity schedules to meet the needs of the program.
  • Ability to appropriately model and implement teaching techniques specific to the curriculum.
  • Appropriately implement all of curriculum domains.
  • Responsible to ensure the use of appropriate curriculum materials.
  • Responsible for implementing student schedules, to include employment opportunities and academic institutions.
  • Responsible for ensuring academic and employment success in the area of social communicative competence.
  • Act as a liaison between Chapel Haven, the academic and business communities.
  • Assume major role in coordination and implementation of all students programs.
  • Responsible for the implementation of each participant individualized program.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of student goals based on assessments.
  • Responsible to ensure accurate data collection relating to each participant’s performance on individual programs.
  • Responsible for the ongoing assessment of all curriculum domains.
  • Provide students with assistance in social relationships, such as problem solving, peer counseling, appropriate social skills, etc.
  • Provide assistance with community awareness/access, such as assisting with utilizing public transportation, planning community leisure activities, utilizing local business/vendors, etc.
  • Assist students with vacation request forms and student vacation schedule.
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed.
  • Administer medication as needed.
  • Attend and facilitate student meetings, including 45-day review, annual and semi-annual team meetings, etc. as required.
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Drive and transport students as needed, use own vehicle as required.
  • Maintain good/effective, consistent communication with parents, other professionals (inside and outside of Chapel Haven), community personnel, etc.
  • Facilitate group activities as assigned.
  • Coordinate with program staff to maintain department coverage at all times.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date student files.
  • Participate in mandatory on-call rotations.
  • Participate in staff development activities such as in-service trainings and workshops.
  • Participate on various committees as assigned by supervisor.
  • Attend agency meetings and functions.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or related developmental disabilities.  Experience implementing applied behavioral analysis techniques.
  • Experience developing and writing individual support plans, individual goals and reports.
  • Experience in handling crisis situations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Effective judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Effective in written and oral communication.
  • Able to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration certification as needed.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license.
  • Able to obtain and maintain Public Service License.
  • Ability to lift, stand, sit and walk for periods of time.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Able to adapt to flexible nature of the position.
  • Maintain positive work attitude.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Excellent communication and observation skills.
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by Chapel Haven and the Advisory Board.

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Work-Based Learning Specialist

DEPARTMENT: CareerAbility

SUPERVISION BY: Work-Based Learning & Training Manager, Special Education

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: 40 hrs/week; Flexible to accommodate meetings & programs

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Work-Based Learning Specialist – under the oversight of the Work-Based Learning & Training Manager, Special Education, will support the training and personal and career development of each student within work-based learning and career pathway training programs. Focus will be on achieving the goals for each student and program, as well as maintaining a positive relationship with key stakeholders such as clients, employers, corporate partners, families, and Chapel Haven Schleifer Center (CHSC) staff. The Work-Based Learning Specialist will be responsible for daily classroom instruction outlined in the established curriculum, Individualized Education and Personal and Career Development Plans, as well as job coaching students on work sites.

Job Goals:

  • To provide instruction and coaching in classroom and work sites.
  • Set up training calendar by working with work sites to assure training and work-based learning is executed within the required timeframes.
  • Facilitates learning via classroom and blended community-based support for the purposes of building employment skills. Instructs students on content such as communication skills, problem solving, teamwork, career success skills, budgeting, and self-advocacy to develop methods to increase job specific skills, work quality, and productivity.
  • Will conduct training that motivates, builds competencies, results in third-party credentials, and improves student performance and contributions to the work site. Provides input and ensures all instruction is relevant up to date.
  • Captures and communicates all current feature stories to assure that attendee levels are maximized, and partners recognized.
  • Schedules, plans, and implements Open Houses to publicize the program and recruit potential students and employer partners.
  • Provides regular feedback on the training being conducted in the field along with insights, data, and feedback regarding student successes and opportunities for improvement.
  • Builds solid relationships with employers to simulate employment, offer transfer of learning, and improves program results. This includes site development of new or existing WBL sites and developing new vocational or training opportunities within new or existing partnerships.
  • Works with clients to measure and improve progress, develop task analysis, and support the students’ strengths and interests.
  • Attends Career Management Team, CHSC, DDS/DSS, and BOE/IEP meetings with students and future participants. Gives appropriate feedback based on participation, skill development, attitude, etc. Communicates regularly with CHSC staff each student’s progress.
  • Monitors and records daily attendance; teaches students to independently inform employers of absences/tardiness.
  • Coordinates travel training (when appropriate) through public transportation or teaches students to be able to access private transportation independently.
  • Develops work portfolios for each student to include credentialing of skills attained, letter of recommendations from work sites, etc.
  • Tracks and communicates information about benchmarks (goals) and students on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis. This includes monthly written communication with parents and other parties, case notes, reports, etc., as well as use of CHSC data reporting tools & software.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

PREFERRED EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, ABA, Disability Studies, Vocational Rehabilitation, or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Equivalent to a four year college degree plus 2 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with people with cognitive disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Experience teaching or job coaching.
  • Broad knowledge within fields as work-based learning, medical field, culinary arts, retail, computer repair, marketing, business administration, finance, etc.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license; ability to obtain Public Service License.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to affect and maintain positive working relationships with employers, clients, families, staff, and the general public.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt a flexible schedule as the position requires.
  • Ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time

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ASAT Supervisor

DEPARTMENT: Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) Program

SUPERVISION BY: Vice President of Autism Services

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: 40 hrs/wk. Typical Schedule, Flexible to accommodate program needs, Occasional weekends and evenings

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Supervisor of the ASAT Program is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of the day-to-day operation of Chapel Haven’s ASAT Program.  Additional responsibilities include, staff supervision, overseeing department budget, substituting for staff, assuring compliance with CARF Accreditation requirements, assist staff with teaching adaptive life skills and social competence, overseeing medical appointments, medication administration, emergency procedures/evacuation drill system, etc. This position may also provide crisis counseling to students in the absence of the program staff.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Assist in the development and implement the day-to-day operation of the ASAT Program.
  • Responsible to assist in the recruitment of new staff through review of resumes, interviewing prospective employees, reference checks and fill out all internal paperwork associated with the hiring process.
  • Supervision of all program staff, including instructors, aides, interns, overnight staff, weekend staff, relief staff, etc.
  • Assist with staff training and development for the ASAT Program in collaboration with the Director of the ASAT Program and ASAT Program Advisory Board.
  • Provide emergency substitute coverage for staff as needed, including weekdays, weekends and overnights
  • Oversee and follow up on personnel issues.
  • Ability to appropriately model and implement teaching techniques specific to the curriculum.
  • Monitor appropriate implementation and teaching of all curriculum domains.
  • Responsible to ensure the use of appropriate curriculum materials.
  • Responsible for designing and implementing staff and student schedules including but not limited to the weekly staff support schedules, monthly staffing schedules, annual inclement weather schedule.
  • Oversee adherence to weekly and daily activity schedules to meet the needs of the program.
  • Responsible to ensure the development of and staff support for the employment program schedules.
  • Act as a liaison between Chapel Haven and the business community, colleges/universities, and families.
  • Assume major role in coordination of all students programs.
  • Responsible to oversee the implementation of each participants individualized program.
  • Responsible to assist the Director of the ASAT Program to ensure the appropriate assessment and development of programs.
  • Responsible to ensure accurate data collection relating to each students performance on individual teaching programs.
  • In collaboration with the Director of the ASAT Program, assist Point Staff with the development and implementation of student goals based on assessments.
  • Assist in the ongoing assessment of all curriculum domains.
  • Assist the Director of the ASAT Program in overseeing the departmental budget.
  • Assure Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition Program is in compliance with all licensing regulations and CARF certifications
  • Participate in assessment process of new referrals.
  • Oversee apartment inventory process.
  • Oversee “Emergency Procedures/Evacuation Drill” system.
  • Represent ASAT Program on agency Health and Safety Committee
  • Provide students with assistance in social relationships, such as problem solving, peer counseling, appropriate social skills, etc.
  • Provide assistance with community awareness/access, such as assisting with utilizing public transportation, planning community leisure activities, utilizing local business/vendors, etc.
  • Oversee students’ vacation request forms and student vacation schedule.
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed.
  • Administer medication as needed.
  • Attend interdisciplinary student meetings, including but not limited to 45-day review, annual and semi-annual team meetings, etc. as required.
  • Attend all required agency meetings including but not limited to weekly management and supervisory meetings, all agency meetings, etc.
  • Track and maintain all Chapel Haven trainings and in-services as mandated by the ASAT Advisory Board and board of Directors.
  • Plan and facilitate monthly all team meetings with all ASAT Program staff.
  • Drive and transport students as needed, use own vehicle as required.
  • Maintain good/effective communication with parents, other professionals (inside and outside of Chapel Haven), community personnel, etc.
  • Performs administrative duties including but not limited to – rotating on-call schedule, attending and reporting at Advisory Board meetings, attending conferences/trainings on behalf of Chapel Haven, attending and participating in committees as assigned by Director of the ASAT Program, etc.
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving all Staff Time Sheets, Paid Time Off (PTO) requests and other related documents then submitting to the business department in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for reviewing all Purchase Orders, Check Requests, Billing Requests, Mileage Logs, Reimbursement Requests, and submitting to the Director of the ASAT Program for approval.
  • Responsible for submitting a performance evaluation (90-Day, Annual and as needed) for staff within the ASAT Program to the Human Resource Department in a timely manner.
  • In collaboration with the Director of the ASAT Program, responsible to track and ensure the ASAT Program Long Range Plan is achieved.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or related developmental disabilities.  Experience implementing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) techniques. 1- 2 years of supervisory experience. Familiarity with CARF licensing regulations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Effective judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Able to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license. Able to obtain Public Service License.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Able to adapt to flexible nature of the position.
  • Maintain positive work attitude.
  • Excellent communication and observation skills.
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by Chapel Haven and the Advisory Board.
  • Proficient in the use of technologies (i.e. computers)

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ASAT Program Instructor Per Diem/Part-Time

DEPARTMENT: Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition Program

SUPERVISION BY: Supervisor of Asperger’s Syndrome Program

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: As assigned by Supervisor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Program Staff is responsible for the overall coordination and teaching of the social communicative competence curriculum.  He/she will also coordinate and facilitate the general activity schedule for all program participants in the Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition Program.  Additional responsibilities include, teaching adaptive life skills and social competence, coordinating medical appointments, medication administration as needed, data collection, report writing and facilitating team meetings. This position will also provide crisis counseling to students when needed.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Teach and model all aspects of the Social Communicative Competence (SCC) curriculum such as cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, meal planning, laundry, money management, personal hygiene and grooming as well as appropriate social skills.
  • Coordinate and facilitate appropriate social interactions among students.
  • Participate in social skill groups with students.
  • Facilitate individual plans of service for each student.
  • Contribute to the Assessment for Social Competence and Adaptive Life Skills for each student.
  • Manage day-to-day implementation of the SCC with students that includes behavioral and anxiety management strategies.
  • Provide emergency substitute coverage for staff as needed, including weekdays, weekends and overnights.
  • Adherence to weekly and daily activity schedules to meet the needs of the program.
  • Ability to appropriately model and implement teaching techniques specific to the curriculum.
  • Appropriately implement all of curriculum domains.
  • Responsible to ensure the use of appropriate curriculum materials.
  • Responsible for implementing student schedules, to include employment opportunities and academic institutions.
  • Responsible for ensuring academic and employment success in the area of social communicative competence.
  • Act as a liaison between Chapel Haven, the academic and business communities.
  • Assume major role in coordination and implementation of all students programs.
  • Responsible for the implementation of each participant individualized program.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of student goals based on assessments.
  • Responsible to ensure accurate data collection relating to each participant’s performance on individual programs.
  • Responsible for the ongoing assessment of all curriculum domains.
  • Provide students with assistance in social relationships, such as problem solving, peer counseling, appropriate social skills, etc.
  • Provide assistance with community awareness/access, such as assisting with utilizing public transportation, planning community leisure activities, utilizing local business/vendors, etc.
  • Assist students with vacation request forms and student vacation schedule.
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed.
  • Administer medication as needed.
  • Attend and facilitate student meetings, including 45-day review, annual and semi-annual team meetings, etc. as required.
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Drive and transport students as needed, use own vehicle as required.
  • Maintain good/effective, consistent communication with parents, other professionals (inside and outside of Chapel Haven), community personnel, etc.
  • Facilitate group activities as assigned.
  • Coordinate with program staff to maintain department coverage at all times.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date student files.
  • Participate in mandatory on-call rotations.
  • Participate in staff development activities such as in-service trainings and workshops.
  • Participate on various committees as assigned by supervisor.
  • Attend agency meetings and functions.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or related developmental disabilities.  Experience implementing applied behavioral analysis techniques.
  • Experience developing and writing individual support plans, individual goals and reports.
  • Experience in handling crisis situations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Effective judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Effective in written and oral communication.
  • Able to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration certification as needed.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license.
  • Able to obtain and maintain Public Service License.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Able to adapt to flexible nature of the position.
  • Maintain positive work attitude.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Excellent communication and observation skills.
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by Chapel Haven and the Advisory Board.

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SAIL Program Staff

DEPARTMENT: SAIL Program

SUPERVISION BY: SAIL Program Director

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Monday – Thursday; 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:SAIL Program Staff, are expected and responsible for teaching and providing support in the areas of daily living and social skills to individuals living in the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. SAIL Program.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Teach, model and support individuals  with meal planning, grocery shopping and meal preparation which includes; good nutritional habits and related skills; meal and menu planning, sanitary and safe food storage practices, preparing meals (including following multiple-step recipes and cooking), and safety in the kitchen while learning to utilize kitchen equipment; e.g. stove, broiler and George Foreman Grill.
  • Teach, model and support individuals with personal hygiene and grooming, including showering, shaving, teeth brushing, organizing dressers, picking an appropriate outfit etc.
  • Teach, model and provide assistance with laundry skills, such as, laundry preparation, detergent use, washer/dryer operation, including: drying, folding, putting away laundry.
  • Teach, model and provide assistance with apartment maintenance, such as proper cleaning skills, identifying and using cleaning tools and products, etc.
  • Teach, model and provide assistance with social relationships, such as problem solving, peer counseling, appropriate social skills, etc.
  • Teach, model and provide assistance with community awareness/access, such as assisting with utilizing public transportation, planning community leisure activities, utilizing local business/vendors, etc.
  • Complete daily progress notes for individuals based on their individual goals and objectives as outlined in their individual plan.
  • Participate and provide written reports based on individuals’ goals for an annual or six month review.
  • Attend small group meetings, meetings with other agency personnel, staff meetings and academic meetings.
  • Participate in staff development activities, including in servicing, inside and out side of Chapel Haven.
  • Attend medical appointments as needed and directed by the SAIL Program Director
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed; teach, support and assist individuals with problem solving
  • Provide medication oversight and assist individuals with medication administration as outlined.
  • Provide transportation of individuals as directed by the SAIL Program Director, use of own vehicle may be required.
  • Facilitate SAIL recreational or volunteer activities as assigned; providing support and guidance
  • Maintain positive and professional communication with the parents, (inside and outside of the SAIL Program/Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc), etc.
  • Other duties as required by the SAIL Program Director

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services or related field or 4 more years’ experience.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working with individuals with learning disabilities or developmental disabilities and some knowledge working with DDS and/or CARF.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Can demonstrate effective judgment, decision-making and communication skills
  • Computer literacy (i.e. word, excel, outlook)
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to follow a schedule, take direction and the initiative to follow through
  • Able to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration Certification as required.
  • Hold a Valid CT driver’s license.
  • Able to obtain and maintain Public Service License.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently in order to execute program policies and procedures
  • Maintain positive work attitude and relationships
  • Presents a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and observation skills
  • Ability to climb stairs, bend, sit, stand, and walk for periods of time
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by DDS and Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc.
  • Will act as an Essential staff to provide necessary support during inclement weather or emergency situations as designated on the SAIL Essential Staffing Schedule

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