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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:

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 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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Development Associate

DEPARTMENT: Program Administration (Development)

SUPERVISION BY: President, CHSC

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Flexible – 40 hours/week

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
The Development Associate is responsible for supporting the overall fundraising and donor relationship activities of the organization by assisting with event coordination, donor relations and communications, recordkeeping, and donor database management.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Performs prospect donor research and analysis
  • Manages and maintains effective donor records through the organizations confidential donor database.
  • Cultivates individual donors through phone follow-ups and in-person conversations
  • Maintains Chapel Haven’s on-line giving platform for general donations and specific campaigns
  • Prepares written acknowledgements for incoming gifts received from individual donors
  • Generates donor reports and contact lists.
  • Works with Chapel Haven’s Accounting Department to maintain an accurate record and allocation of donations.
  • Develops content and implements strategies across Chapel Haven’s email and social media platforms, in collaboration with the Admissions/Marketing Department, to cultivate contributions and grow engagement.
  • Researches and applies for grant opportunities
  • Assists with fund-raising events and mailings
  • Plans and coordinates attendance, sponsorship, and sponsor recognition for Chapel Haven’s major fundraising events and manages volunteers at these events
  • Provides logistical support for donor meetings
  • Assists the development team with research to support strategic donor engagement
  • Maintains relationships and information for employee contribution campaigns and other external online giving platforms
  • Manages distribution lists for delivering e-newsletter content, in collaboration with the Admissions Department
  • Other administrative tasks and internal duties as needed

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 1 – 3 years of related fundraising or development experience
  • Experience with donor management software
  • Microsoft Office experience

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent writing, editing and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to multitask with a positive attitude
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to function either independently or as an active team member
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity

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SLP Program Instructor (PT)

DEPARTMENT: Community Programs – Supported Living

SUPERVISION BY: Director of Community Programs

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: As assigned / Flexible to accommodate the needs of the program

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Support individuals with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential by serving as an advocate, guide and teacher. Assist each participant with his/her daily needs, as specified in the individual’s care plan. Provide support in the areas of daily living and social skills. Assist with program development for participants. Conduct oneself in a professional manner, and abide by agency and state policies and procedures at all times.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Teach, model and support community members to complete daily living and social skills as independently possible as specified in the community members individual care plan. This may include, but is not limited to the following:
  • Meal planning, preparing shopping lists, 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, microwave and George Foreman Grill.
  • Personal hygiene and grooming, including showering, shaving, teeth brushing, organizing dressers, selecting an appropriate outfit, etc.
  • Laundry skills, such as, laundry preparation, detergent use, washer/dryer operation, including: drying, folding, putting away laundry.
  • Apartment maintenance, such as proper cleaning skills, identifying and using cleaning tools and products, etc.
  • Teach interpersonal communication, social and care skills to develop and/or maintain healthy relationships with family, roommates, friends and colleagues.
  • Community awareness/access, such as assisting with utilizing public transportation, planning community leisure activities, utilizing local business/vendors, etc.
  • Understand and regularly review Individual Support Plans (ISPs)/DDS Individual Plans (IPs). Carry out goals and training programs as specified in the ISP/IP, and provide care that is consistent with the ISP/IP. Document all goals worked on appropriately
  • Establish and maintain positive communication, working relationships and professional boundaries with individuals served, guardians/family members, healthcare practitioners, community members and co-workers. Keep the Program Director apprised as issues arise.
  • Utilize SETWorks daily to access community member information. Daily progress notes are required to be completed/entered into SETWorks at the time of service (no later than 3 days following client interaction).
  • Work with community members and Case Manager to establish and maintain weekly schedule to assure structure in daily living.
  • Attend medical appointments as needed and directed by the Case Manager and/or 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 applicable.
  • Provide transportation of community members as needed, use of own vehicle required.
  • Advocates for community member’s rights, needs, and access to opportunities.
  • Maintain annual training requirements
  • Attend agency, program and staff development activities/meetings as required.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in human service field preferred and experience working with adults with developmental and social disabilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Effective judgment, decision-making and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to follow a schedule, take direction and the initiative to follow through
  • Demonstrate competence with computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must have current valid CT driver license.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Maintain positive work attitude and relationships
  • Presents a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and observation skills

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to participate in physical activity.
  • Ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Light to moderate lifting.
  • Ability to do moderate bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.

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Per Diem Overnight (Awake) Staff

DEPARTMENT: ASAT/REACH/SAIL

SUPERVISION BY: Supervisor of ASAT/REACH/SAIL

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: This position will provide overnight coverage when needed

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Overnight staff will assist residents in learning a wide variety of life skills so that they may someday live independently in the community.  Life skills may include, but are not limited to, grooming and hygiene, household cleanliness, social skills, etc.  This position also provides administrative support (filing, data processing, etc.) to the supervisor of the specific program (ASAT, REACH, or SAIL) as needed and completes tasks as assigned by supervisor.  Overnight staff provides crisis intervention for residents and when necessary, community members, evening and night security checks and administrative support tasks.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Assists individuals with daily morning routines including hygiene functions, lunch preparation, preparation of a healthy nutritious breakfast, and ensuring a timely departure for a day program or work. Medication dispensation/monitoring/prompting as needed.
  • Assist individuals with bedtime routines: teaching/prompting dental care, personal hygiene, care of clothes (laundry put away), and setting an alarm. Medication dispensation/monitoring/prompting as needed
  • Facilitate good communication and social etiquette among apartment-mates/other residents. Provide support and guidance in negotiation skills, problem-solving, and settling of disputes.
  • Responds to individual’s needs at any time during the night; responding to all emergencies shift in accordance with agency and program policies, procedures, and protocol
  • Provide assistance to families and individuals who call after normal hours
  • Follows emergency on-call procedures to notify Administrator on Call as dictated by agency procedures and protocols
  • Stays awake for the allotted shift to ensure all responsibilities are completed
  • Completes periodic safety checks on each floor of the building
  • Complete assigned laundry as required through laundry services- as outlined by Supervisor
  • Communicate with staff via email, notes, incident reports, safety reporting, conduct emergency drills, as directed
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment. This includes housekeeping such as cleaning dishes, floors, countertops, bathrooms, kitchen areas, trash removal, and lounge areas. This also includes organizing the program office as well, completing administrative duties as assigned
  • Report unsafe conditions and situations immediately to the on-call administrator per agency policy and procedures
  • Act as an essential staff member to provide support to our adults during inclement weather or other emergencies.
  • Attend agency/staff meetings as required.
  • Drive and transport students as needed, use their own vehicle as required.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Human Services or related field. Experience working with adults with cognitive disabilities, crisis intervention.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Experience working with individuals with cognitive disabilities or related developmental disabilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Effective judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to follow a schedule.
  • Able to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration certification if 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 the flexible nature of the position.
  • Maintain a positive work attitude.
  • Excellent communication and observation skills.
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc.

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Recreation Program Staff - Virtual Only

DEPARTMENT: RECREATION

SUPERVISION BY: Supervisor of Recreation

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Per Diem, Sunday-Saturday

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RECREATION AIDE PIER DIEM POSITION
The job of the Recreation program staff consists of many responsibilities while upholding the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center’s Recreation Department Mission.

Recreation Department Mission: The mission of the Recreation Department at Chapel Haven is to have a client-focused approach to helping CHSC 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 

  • Follow protocol for virtual activities
  • Follow directions provided by the Recreation Supervisor
  • Have access to a working computer that has a camera, internet and microphone.
  • Take attendance via REC desk website
  • Complete an electronic evaluation, providing client-based feedback as well as general trip feedback
  • Attend monthly department meetings and all agency meetings
  • 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

  • Work a minimum of ten activities a month, of which five need to be on Saturday or Sunday
  • Proficient computer skills especially with Outlook, Zoom and the internet
  • Problem solving skills, patience, ability to work as a member of a team, organizational skills & leadership skills.

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Job Coach

Supervisor: Program Manager, Employment Services<

Days/Hours: Full Time, M- F, 12 pm  – 8 pm or 1 pm – 9 pm (40 hours per week) or 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and/or two years’ experience working with adults with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders 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 use of reliable persona vehicle and 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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