Careers at Chapel Haven

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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:

Support Coordinator

Administrative Assistant

Employment Specialist

Recreation Program Staff

Work-Based Learning Specialist – Retail Sales Training

Certified Special Education Teacher – REACH Program

Coordinator of Post-Secondary and Career Education

Work-Based Learning Specialist/Special Education Teacher

Certified Special Education Teacher- Long Term Substitute- through 12/15/19


DEPARTMENT:                              SUPPORTED LIVING

 POSITION TITLE:                          Support Coordinator  

 SUPERVISION BY:                         Director of Supported Living

 DAYS/HOURS OF JOB:                 Flexible (PT and Per Diem hours available; may include weekends)

 GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting clients (Community Members) as they implement their yearly goals and objectives. S/he provides advocacy, case management, and life skills instruction.  Support Coordinators enable Community Members to achieve and maintain an independent life-style in accordance with their capabilities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Direct Care of Community Members
  • Plan, prepare for and schedule annual reviews.  Assist community member in drafting annual individualized care and goals plan based on SC’s annual assessment, reports from other providers, and the community member’s personal goals. Assist client with any changes determined in the annual meeting.
  • Meet with Community Member for the number of hours per week/months as agreed upon with family.  Maintain communication with family, other professionals as determined by annual meeting.
  • Teach nutrition through menu planning, shopping list-making, shopping, proper storage,
  • meal preparation and kitchen safety.  Monitor maintenance of safety and nutrition behaviors.
  • Teach money management: budgeting, banking (on-line incl.), bill payment, receipt filing. Provide guidance on responsible use of money; assist in prioritizing use of personal funds.
  •  Teach home/apartment maintenance skills, home safety.  Monitor maintenance.
  •  Teach and monitor hygiene of body (and dental) and selection, care, repair of attire. 
  • Supervise/coordinate health maintenance and care with physicians, dentists, therapists and educational programs. Assist clients in maintaining health records to ensure timely check-ups, medication use, immunization updates, routine tests.
  • Provide transportation of clients as needed, use of own vehicle required.
  • Teach interpersonal communication, social and care skills to develop or maintain healthy relationships with family, roommates, friends and colleagues. Assist and/or provide guidance in negotiation skills, settling of disputes.
  • Provide advocacy on community members’ behalf to ensure timely, quality service.
  • Coordinate services from local, state and federal and private agencies, ograms and services ensuring that community member receives appropriate services in a timely and respectful manner.
  • Ensure community member understands her/his rights.
  • Co-facilitate educational/support groups.

Administration

  • Collect and maintain accurate and timely case records, relief notes and other data as required:  Schedule in SLP Planner; current relief notes, case notes, reports due to DMR, BRS and other agencies.
  • Attend agency, program and staff development meetings as required.
  • Represent Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. at community meetings and case review meetings.
  • Other duties as required.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Bachelors Degree in relevant field preferred, and two years experience working with adults with cognitive disabilities.

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  •  Cultural sensitivity and proven ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Excellent oral and written skill. Computer literacy.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Valid CT driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the greater New Haven area.
  • Ability to walk, stand or sit for periods of time.

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DEPARTMENT:                  Community Programs / SAIL Program

 

POSITION TITLE:              SAIL Program Administrative Assistant

 

SUPERVISION BY:             SAIL Program Manager

 

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB:     Monday-Friday – 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The SAIL Program Administrative Assistant is a member of the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. SAIL Program team.  The program assistant would be responsible for a range of clerical and program related tasks, and is expected to provide support and direct assistance for the individuals served in the SAIL Program as needed and directed by the SAIL Program Manager.                              

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Construct a monthly calendar that provides a daily look at client medical appointments (up to 10 hours per week will involve accompanying individuals to medical / dental appointments )
  • Responsible for handling the SAIL Program cell phone during shift hours; routing and distributing phone calls to the appropriate personnel; this includes program related emails
  • Manage, continuous update all Emergency information data base for all individuals served in the SAIL Program
  • Set up the SAIL Weekend Activities binder- including all activity money and SAIL REC Sheets for the Weekend (SAIL Van keys)
  • Upkeep all client case records including, filing, and archive items when appropriate; conduct routine, regular file audits to ensure appropriate documentation is filed
  • Shop weekly for SAIL evening dinner meals in conjunction with the week’s menu
  • Sit on the Health & Safety committee – meeting quarterly – ensuring completion of HS inspection reports for the SAIL Program
  • Maintain inventory of SAIL Program cleaning supplies, receive cleaning supply requests, fill requests and shop for supplies when needed.
  • The SAIL Administrative Assistant will attend client meetings to collect meeting minutes, send the completed minutes via email to the team members, SAIL Program Manager and Point Staff, file all documentation into client case file.
  • The Administrative Assistant will transfer and update each individuals DDS/Private Progress Notes noting new goals and objectives and distribute to assigned staff
  • The Administrative Assistant will oversee the SAIL Kitty money including: weekly financial audits.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; administrative experience preferred. Some knowledge of ID/DD

OTHER RELATED DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide transportation of individuals as needed.  Use of own vehicle may be required.
  • Administrative duties also include making copies, creating packets for training purposes or workshops, updating Community Programs information on marketing materials as needed and other tasks as requested by your Supervisor.
  • -Complete Monthly SAIL DDS Billable hours and submit to Program Manager for signature
  • Complete SAIL Activity Billing
  • Other assignments as directed by the Program Manager

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • administrative experience preferred
  • Ability to take direction, take initiative and work within a team.
  •  Ability to affect and maintain positive working relationships
  •  Valid Connecticut driver’s license; ability to obtain & maintain Public Service License
  • Able to adapt to flexible nature of the position and positive work attitude
  • Excellent effective judgment, decision-making and communication skills.
  •  Computer literacy including Microsoft Excel or related programs
  •   Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by DDS and Chapel Haven
  •  Ability to stand, sit, walk or climb stairs for periods of time as needed

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Employment Specialist

Supervisor: Director of Vocational Services

Center for Employment Services and Opportunities (CESO)

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

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Employment Specialist is responsible for supporting CESO clients in all aspects of vocational services, job placement success, job retention, and work-based learning experiences. Responsible for providing support once placed into employment, work-based learning, supported employment, career exploration, or on-going supported employment services. Establishes rapport and relationships with employers to ensure successful placements and builds a positive rapport with clients. Implements job coaching strategies with clients to support success on work site. Completes reports and task analysis, and upholds the employers’ requirements.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Provides job coaching and stabilization support to clients.
  • Teach and model skills necessary to perform job duties.
  • Upholds vocational goals and job interests of clients, as well as, documents skill assessments as needed.
  • Maintains effective communication with employers, clients, and key stakeholders.
  • Provides on-the-job supports and assistance with transportation arrangements (i.e. travel training) as necessary for the clients engage in career exploration, work-based learning, or placement services.
  • Provides job coaching, on-the-job training, and assists with adjustment and transition to the work environment.
  • Advocates for client to employers or client coworkers the client’s strengths, accommodations, and needs.
  • Provides transportation for clients in circumstances when public transportation cannot be arranged.
  • Represents CESO at seminars/conferences such as trade and human services sponsored training events, stay abreast of education and human services approaches/techniques and labor market trends.
  • Assists clients one-on-one and in small groups to achieve their personal and career development goals.
  • In a moderate to fast pace, achieve weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual retention goals as prescribed and in accordance with CESO benchmarks. 
  • Completes progress reports and documentation as required. Documents consistently and accurately all client activities and outcomes.
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Human Services, or related field and/or a minimum of five years’ job development or job coaching experience.
  • Ideal candidates have excellent communication and writing skills, teaching ability, display empathy toward client needs, and balance numerous account relationships.
  • Knowledge and understanding of adults with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders and the employment challenges and opportunities for this population.
  • Ability to effectively balance the needs of two clients: the employer and potential employee (i.e. CESO client) to ensure effectiveness in placements.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task with effective problem solving/decision making abilities.
  • Valid CT driver’s license & use of reliable personal vehicle and proof of insurance required.
  • Computer skills – word, excel, web-based, and database experience preferred.

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Recreation Program Staff

DEPARTMENT: RECREATION

POSITION TITLE: Recreation Program Staff

SUPERVISION BY: Supervisor of Recreation

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

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RECREATION PROGRAM STAFF 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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Work-Based Learning Specialist – Retail Sales Training

DEPARTMENT: Center for Employment Services and Opportunities

POSITION TITLE: Work-Based Learning Specialist – Retail Sales Training

SUPERVISION BY: Employment & Training Supervisor

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

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Work-Based Learning Specialist – Retail Sales Training, under the oversight of the Employment & Training Supervisor, will train students on skills for CESO’s Retail Sales Training program. The Work-Based Learning Specialist will lead the training and personal and career development of each student in the Retail Sales Training program. Focus will be on achieving the goals for each student and overall program, as well as maintaining a positive relationship with key stakeholders such as clients, employers, CVS Corporation, National Retail Federation, families, and CHSC staff. The Work-Based Learning Specialist will be responsible for the daily classroom instruction outlined in the established curriculum, Individualized Education Plan and PCDP, as well as coaching students on the work site during work-based learning externships with the goal of securing competitive employment in the retail industry.

Job Goals:

  • To provide instruction and coaching on externship sites with goal of attaining skills for securing competitive employment.
  • Sets up training calendar by working with store managers and district managers to assure training and externships are executed within the required timeframes.
  • Facilitates learning via classroom learning and blended community based training on the fundamentals of retail. Will conduct training that motivates, builds competencies, results in third-party credentials, and improves each individual's performance and contributions to CVS and retail store results.
  • Works with CHSC Marketing professionals to capture and communicate all current and training and feature stories to assure that the Retail Sales Training program is being utilized by retailers and attendee levels are maximized. Schedule, plan and implement Open Houses to publicize the program and recruit potential students.
  • Provides input and serves as a subject matter expert on training standards, content, and practices to help the Retail Training program and Vocational Services team better understand the Field’s learning needs and ensures all instruction is relevant up to date.
  • 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 between Retail Ops, Retailers, Store Managers, and Corporate staff that stimulates transfer of training, return on training investment, and improves program results.
  • Works with clients to measure and improve training results, and appropriately develops task analysis. Acts as a problem solver to develop the students’ strengths, interests, and abilities related to skill acquisition, externship success, and placement.
  • Attends CESO and IEP meetings with students and future participants.
  • Instructs students on employability skills such as communication, problem solving, teamwork, grooming, budgeting and self-advocacy (in conjunction with Employment & Training supervisor and related service providers) to develop methods to increase job specific skills, work quality, and productivity.
  • Monitor and record daily attendance; teach students to independently inform store of absences/tardiness. Give appropriate feedback based on participation, skill development, attitude, etc. Communicate regularly with CESO and CHSC staff each student’s progress.
  • Assess students on a daily/weekly basis and layer additional skills.
  • Coordinate travel training (when appropriate) through public transportation or teach students to be able to access private transportation independently.
  • Develop work portfolios for each student to include credentialing of skills attained, letter of recommendations from internship sites, etc.
  • Communicate information about internship placements on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis. This includes monthly written communication with parents and other parties.

PREFERRED EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Connecticut Certification in Special Education, eligibility for/or currently hold Connecticut Certification in Special Education or teaching, eligibility for/or currently hold State DSAP certificate.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Equivalent to a four year college degree, plus 2 years related experience and/or training, and 1 to 6 months related retail experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with people with cognitive disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Experience teaching.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience within teaching, vocational rehabilitation, or working within the related industry of the work-based learning program.
  • Broad knowledge of such fields as retail, marketing, business administration, finance, etc.

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.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license; ability to obtain Public Service License.
  • Ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time

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Certified Special Education Teacher – REACH Program

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION

SUPERVISION BY: Director of REACH / BRIDGE Supervisor of Education and Residential Services

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: 40 hrs/week; M - F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, flexible to accommodate meetings.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Certified Special Education Teacher will teach functional courses with the aim of helping each student meet the Expectations for Graduation. As a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, he or she will participate in creating and implementing Individualized Support Plans complete with goals for each resident.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Teach functional academic, life skills, and pre-vocational classes.
  • Create lesson plans for classes that follow the curriculum guidelines set forth by the Expectations for Independence.
  • Participate in creation and implementation of Individualized Support Plans for each resident, as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Submit progress reports and evaluations to meet Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, DDS, Public School Districts, and other agency requirements.
  • Maintain education files for all students on caseload.
  • Attend all required meetings, including but not limited to: Interdisciplinary Team, departmental, agency staff, Placement and Planning Team.
  • Monitor and implement Individualized Education Plans for all students following them.
  • Administer assessment and screenings as recommended by IEP team,
  • Maintain on-going communication with residents’ parents.

OTHER RELATED DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Provide transportation of residents/students as needed. Use of own vehicle may be required.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or related field.
  • Connecticut Certification in Special Education.
  • Eligibility for/or currently hold Connecticut Certification in Special Education.
  • Eligibility for/or currently hold State DSAP certificate

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working with people with cognitive disabilities.
  • Experience teaching.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to affect and maintain positive working relationships with students, families, staff, and
    the general public.
  • Knowledge of the PPT/IEP process.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt a flexible schedule as the position requires.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license; ability to obtain Public Service License.
  • Ability to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration Certification.
  • Ability to stand, sit and walk for periods of time

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Coordinator of Post-Secondary and Career Education

Department: Asperger's Syndrome Adult Transition Program

Position: Coordinator of Post-Secondary and Career Education

Supervision By: Director of ASAT Program

Days/Hours of Job: Full Time (40 hours), Flexible as assigned by supervisor

General Description of Position

The Coordinator of Post-Secondary and Career Education manages these two vital components of the ASAT program. Responsibilities include overseeing vocational education, employment experiences, post-secondary readiness and post-secondary experiences.

Essential Responsibilities of Position

  • Track and manage student experiences in the areas of post-secondary education and career preparation.
  • Communicate with staff members and consult/assist in establishing and maintaining post-secondary and career experiences.
  • Provide direct services/supports to students engaging in post-secondary and career experiences (including preparation for interview, on-the-job training, campus-based support, career exploration assessment, job coaching, instruction, etc.) or identify the need for these supports and delegate to appropriate staff members.
  • Work with career development adviser to understand the clients assessments of interests, skills and capabilities in order to develop a profile for site development and build upon client's personal and career development plan.
  • Perform job/site development for caseload.
  • Facilitate instruction in the areas of post-secondary and career education to ensure adequate preparation for these experiences.
  • Develop alternative paid employment models for students who may not be ready to manage traditional competitive employment.
  • Develop further programming to support potential and current college and career education students.
  • Manage the college enrollment and support process each semester and refer to appropriate CESO opportunities.
  • Act as a liaison to local colleges/universities and to career technical training programs.
  • Attend referral program meetings as scheduled/appropriate, including progress review meetings, staff and agency meetings (CESO and ASAT).
  • As requested, support staff's implementation of the curriculum in the areas of post-secondary and employment education.
  • Support vocational coverage needs within CESO/ASAT departments, as needed.
  • Drive and transport students as needed, use own vehicle as required.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Human Services, ABA, Vocational Education or a related field, Master's Degree preferred.

Minimum Experience Required

  • Prior experience in post-secondary education, vocational education and/or job development.
  • Prior job coaching, ABA, or teaching experience.
  • Prior experience working with adults.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Work Independently and as a member of a Team.
  • Effective judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Valid CT driver's license.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a Public Service License.
  • Use of personal vehicle and proof of insurance required.

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Work-Based Learning Specialist/Special Education Teacher

DEPARTMENT: Center for Employment Services and Opportunities

SUPERVISION BY: Employment & Training Supervisor/Special Education Teacher

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

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Work-Based Learning Specialist/Special Education Teacher, in collaboration with the Employment & Training Supervisor/Special Education Teacher, will train students on skills at work-based learning & PAVE sites required for competitive employment. The Work-Based Learning Specialist will support the placement and personal and career development of each student. As a member of the CESO Team, he or she will participate in Career Management Team meetings and uphold a student’s Personal and Career Development Plan (PCDP) and/or Individualized Education Plans, where applicable. Focus will be on achieving the goals for each student and maintaining a positive relationship with the site. The Work-Based Learning Specialist/Special Education Teacher will be responsible for daily classroom instruction as outlined in the established curriculum, Individualized Education Plan or PCDP, as well as coaching students on the work site to attain work skills.

Job Goals:

  • To provide coaching instruction and mentoring on internship sites with goal of attaining skills for securing competitive employment.
  • To develop intern’s strengths, interests, and abilities related to skill acquisition, job development and placement.
  • To maintain work-based learning site or PAVE program by supporting the interns with their interests and skills and by maintaining a positive relationship with the employer.
  • To work with CESO to recruit appropriate interns for the program.
  • Attend CESO and IEP meetings with interns and future participants.
  • Instruct students on employability skills such as communication, problem solving, teamwork, grooming, budgeting and self-advocacy (in conjunction with Employment & Training supervisor and related service providers) to develop methods to increase job specific skills, work quality, and productivity.
  • Perform specific job analysis, task analysis and job matching activities. Plan with students, families and Chapel Haven personnel an individualized approach to work-based learning.
  • Identify and create solutions for behavioral concerns that interfere with success at the work site or gaining and maintaining future employment.
  • Identify accommodations and adaptions needed at work-based learning sites.
  • Monitor and record daily attendance at work sites; teach students to independently inform departments of absences/tardiness. Give appropriate feedback based on participation, skill development, attitude, etc.
  • Assess students on a daily/weekly basis and layer additional skills.
  • Implement I.E.P. requirements.
  • Coordinate travel training (when appropriate) through public transportation or teach students to be able to access private transportation independently.
  • Develop work portfolios for each student to include credentialing of skills attained, letter os recommendations from internship sites, etc.
  • Develop linkages among other agencies to assure effective transition from current placement to successful community employment, including advocating for host job site job placement opportunities where feasible.
  • Communicate information about internship placements on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. This includes monthly written communication with parents and other parties.
  • Schedule, plan and implement Open Houses to publicize the program and recruit potential students.
  • Communicate regularly with business liaison & job coaches for student progress.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Connecticut Certification in Special Education, eligibility for/or currently hold Connecticut Certification in Special Education or teaching, eligibility for/or currently hold State DSAP certificate, preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working with people with cognitive disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Experience teaching.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience within teaching, vocational rehabilitation, or working within the related industry of the work-based learning program.

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.
  • Knowledge of the PPT/IEP process and case management principles.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt a flexible schedule as the position requires.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license; ability to obtain Public Service License.
  • Ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time.

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Certified Special Education Teacher

Long Term Substitute - through 12/15/19

DEPARTMENT: Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition Program

SUPERVISION BY: Director of Education

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: 40 hrs./wk. Monday-Friday 8am-4pm- flexibility required to meet program needs

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Certified Special Education teacher is responsible for the overall coordination and teaching of the social communicative competence curriculum for all LEA placements. 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, data collection, report writing and facilitating team meetings. This position will also provide crisis counseling to students when needed.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Ensure all individual plans are being implemented as require by the IEP.
  • Complete all required paperwork/reports as indicated by the IEP.
  • Communication with parents and school districts.
  • Direct teaching and modeling all aspects of the curriculum such as cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, meal planning, laundry, money management, personal hygiene, and grooming following the Social Communicative Competency (SCC) curriculum.
  • In conjunction with Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP), use the Level System Criteria to develop goals and objectives in order to create lessons/classes tying it into the curriculum.
  • Plan and develop IEP Matrix.
  • Coordinate and facilitate appropriate social interactions among students.
  • Participate in social skill groups with students.
  • In conjunction with SLP, oversee 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.
  • Meet with SLP for a minimum of one time per month to collaborate on generalization of SCC skills and goals and objectives.
  • 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 of all curriculum domains.
  • Responsible to ensure the use of appropriate curriculum materials.
  • Assisting to design and implement student schedules, to include employment opportunities and academic institutions.
  • Responsible for ensuring academic and employment success in the area of social communicative competence.
  • Direct teaching of Job Preparation skills based on job analysis from Job Developer and manage follow-up job generalization based on feedback from Job Developer and employer.
  • Meet with Job Developer for a minimum of one time per month to collaborate on generalization of skills and vocational goals and objectives.
  • Meet with Program Staff as needed for consulting and creating generalization plans/plans of action to address specific goals and objectives.
  • Provide one-on-one and/or small group curriculum based instruction as assigned or as needed.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of student goals based on assessments.
  • Responsible to ensure accurate data collection relating to each participants performance on individual programs and IEP goals.
  • 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.
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed.
  • Attend and facilitate student meetings, including 45-day review, annual and semi-annual team, IEP 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.
  • Coordinate with program staff to maintain department coverage at all times.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date student files.
  • 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

  • Certified Special Education Teacher or eligible for DSAP certification.

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
  • Valid Connecticut drivers 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.
  • Excellent communication and observation skills.
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by Chapel Haven and the Advisory Board.
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