Careers at Chapel Haven

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at Chapel Haven!

Chapel Haven is located in the Westville area of New Haven, CT and employs approximately 150 employees who work diligently to fulfill our mission of empowering adults  with developmental and social disabilities to live independent and self-empowered lives. Chapel Haven 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.

Chapel Haven has the following open positions. Please use the Apply Now button at the bottom of each listing to submit your application:


Life Skills Instructor

DEPARTMENT: Residential Life Skills

SUPERVISION BY: Supervisor of Residential and Education Programs

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Part Time non-exempt hourly position

LOCATION: Westville, CT

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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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

LOCATION: Westville, CT

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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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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Employment Specialist

Supervisor: Director of Vocational Services, Center for Employment Services and Opportunities (CESO)

Days/Hours: Per-Diem, Flexible As assigned by supervisor

Location: Westville – New Haven, CT

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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Wellness Coordinator

SUPERVISION BY: Executive Vice President

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: 40 hours/week: Some evenings and weekends required

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WELLNESS COORDINATOR

The Wellness Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and management of the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center’s health and wellness programs and initiatives in support of staff and clients’ health management goals for improving and advancing a healthy lifestyle.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Organize and oversee health screenings, such as flu, mammography, blood pressure, and cholesterol screenings for clients and staff.
      • Develop or help improve current fitness and wellness programs or services, assist in organizing group runs or walks.
      • Conduct or facilitate training sessions or seminars for wellness and fitness for staff.
      • Develop or help improve current fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, weightlifting, and aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings
      • Provide individual support or counseling in general wellness or nutrition
      • Operate, and instruct others in, proper operation of fitness equipment, such as weight machines, exercise bicycles, benches, hand weights, and fitness assessment devices
      • Track attendance, participation, or performance data related to wellness events
      • Conduct surveys to determine interest in, or satisfaction with, wellness and fitness programs, events, or services.
      • Select or supervise contractors, such as event hosts or health, fitness, and wellness practitioners.
      • Develop marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle or participation in fitness and wellness programs and conduct surveys to determine interest in, or satisfaction with, wellness and fitness programs, events, or services.
      • Recommend or approve new program or service offerings to promote wellness and fitness, produce revenues, or minimize costs.
      • Respond to customer, public, or media requests for information about wellness programs or services
      • Responsible for incorporating the 7 pillars of mindfulness within the Chapel Haven Culture
      • Transport clients to and from any event, following Chapel Haven’s van usage protocol.
      • 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

Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Human Services, Psychology, Public Health or a related field.

MINIMUM PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

Experience working with individuals with developmental and social disabilities. Experience and knowledge in nutrition and exercise science.

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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Job Developer

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Full-Time (flexible)

Location: Westville – New Haven, CT

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Job Developer assists individuals in Chapel Haven’s Center for Employment Services and Opportunities (CESO) to find and retain employment. The Job Developer’s responsibilities include but are not limited to establishing new employer relationships and maintaining pre-existing relationships with employers and other placement sites to secure career exploration, training, internships, and employment opportunities for CESO clients. The Job Developer works closely with the Director of the CESO, clients, and the Career Management Team regarding placement and ongoing vocational services and supports.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

      • As a Job Developer, you're a relationship-builder who easily connects with others in order to develop high caliber partnerships and maintain long lasting relationships with current community and employer partners. As a liaison between local employers and Chapel Haven clients, you will identify job related responsibilities and communicate those to the CESO team. You will pursue a range of new possibilities to be used during career exploration, training, internship, job placement, and retention.
      • Works with Career Advisor to match CESO clients with opportunities related to their skills, assessments, work experience, and interests. You will be in a position to grow the program with successful long term outcomes. Provide excellent customer service to employers and jobseekers. Understand, and be able to communicate to business leaders in our community, the value of offering placement opportunities to our clients. Be tenacious in finding, molding, and creating new employment opportunities. Be an employer to employee liaison, troubleshooting potential obstacles and developing solutions.
      • Assists individuals one-on-one and in small groups to identify and achieve their personal and career development goals. This may include facilitating career preparation classes, job coaching, on-boarding, performing assessments, or working with employers to negotiate job duties that align with the skills and interests of the client and the needs of the employer.
      • Conduct reviews of labor market, existing CESO employer relationships, safety, and employer demand and usage of CESO services.
      • In a moderate to fast pace, achieve weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual placement goals as prescribed and in accordance with CESO benchmarks.
      • Work with Chapel Haven program staff and with client Job Coaches, to help facilitate long-term success in job placement. Attend client team meetings, as needed. Monitor and evaluate performance of CESO clients through data collection systems.
      • Complete progress reports and documentation as required. Document consistently and accurately all client and placement contacts, activities and outcomes. Utilize CESO’s database and tracking systems.
      • Assist with creating and contributing to CESO curriculum and job training classes/programs. Collaborate on the development and enhancement of the Center for Employment Services and Opportunities and in Career Management Team Meetings.
      • Host or attend business functions and networking opportunities on campus and in the community to develop new contacts and increase community awareness. These events may or may not take place during regular business hours.
      • Drive and transport clients, or provide transportation assistance as needed.
      • Perform other job-related duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree in in Business, Communications, Rehabilitation Counseling, or related field and/or a minimum of five years’ workforce development, job development, or job coaching experience. Ideal candidates have excellent communication skills, teaching ability, display empathy toward client needs, and balance numerous account relationships.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

      • Strong human resource or business experience preferred; experience may be substituted for degree.
      • Knowledge and understanding of adults with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders and the employment challenges and opportunities for this population.
      • Is familiar with customized employment as defined by U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Disability Employment Policy.
      • Ability to effectively balance the needs of two clients: the employer and potential employee (i.e. CESO client) to ensure effectiveness in placements.
      • Ability to review and use labor market research, to analyze data, to prioritize and organize information and tasks related to vocational opportunities.
      • Knowledge of state employer incentives and other incentive programs.
      • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task with effective problem solving/decision making abilities. Innovation welcome!
      • 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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Career Advisor

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Full-Time (flexible)

Location: Westville – New Haven, CT

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Career Advisor works closely with the Director of the Center for Employment Services and Opportunities (CESO) and is responsible to consider and evaluate an individuals’ education level, work history, personality, interests and skills and suggest careers that match his or her background, abilities, choice and interest. With consultation from the client and the client’s career management team, the Career Advisor’s goal is to match CESO clients with career exploration options, career training options and finally job placement options that will give them a future with the greatest balance of financial payoff and job satisfaction. In addition to helping people who are current CESO clients, the Career Advisor assists those who have lost their jobs, are between jobs, unhappy with their career choices or experiencing other types of job stress.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: reviewing client records and interpreting assessments results, pre-employment counseling, job readiness/vocational/career interest assessments, career planning, job matching, and job retention. The Career Advisor may seek out potential clients by giving presentations on their services.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

      • Work one-on-one with clients to provide career guidance and counseling.
      • Review previous assessments and administer and evaluate career, interest and aptitude assessments/inventories for career planning with client (ie. completing Client Intakes I and II, Scope and Sequence Checklist).
      • Work with client to develop Personal and Career Development Plan (PCDP).
      • Advocate and determine need for career exploration, training, internships, and/or job placements by developing with the client a career pathway plan.
      • Work with client to develop career pathway plan that includes measurable goals, data collection on progress and provides feedback and resources to help accomplish these plans.
      • Reviews and assists clients as needed with career preparation workshops, writing cover letters, resumes and completing applications.
      • Based on ICEP and assessments, recommend further avenues of study and/or training.
      • Attends all client team meetings.
      • Maintains communication with CESO team, parents, and other CH staff and service providers as needed.
      • Develops and present career workshops and presentations to groups.
      • Contributes to, maintains, and updates CESO databases.
      • Ensures confidentiality and up-to-date maintenance of all client reports and records.
      • Assists with creating and contributing to CESO curriculum, programs, and training.
      • Acts as liaison with DORS, DDS and any other external agencies/parties involved with career development for individuals on caseload.
      • Collaborates on the development and enhancement of the Center for Employment Services and Opportunities, including developing sites for training, career exploration, or placement.
      • Refer clients to community resources, as appropriate.
      • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

      • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology or related field and a minimum of five years’ experience in vocational counseling or workforce development. Career Advisor Certificate from the National Career Development Association (NCDA) or similar is desirable.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

      • Experience in vocational development and assessment.
      • Knowledge and understanding of adults with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders and the employment challenges and opportunities for this population
      • Ability to be resourceful, creative and maintain flexibility
      • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task
      • Effective problem solving/decision making abilities
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Excellent organizational skills
      • Valid CT driver’s license and use of personal vehicle and proof of insurance required.
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Point Staff – SAIL Program

Supervisor: Manager, Community Programs

Days/Hours: 40 hrs/week, Flexible to Accommodate the Needs of the Program

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Point Staff is responsible for assisting SAIL Program Residents, as they implement their yearly goals and objectives. S/he provides advocacy, case management, and life skills instruction. Point Staff enables Community Members to achieve and maintain an independent life style in accordance with their capabilities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

1. Direct Care of SAIL Residents

      • Plan, prepare for and schedule annual reviews. Assist clients in drafting annual individualized care and goals plan based on assessments, reports from other providers, and the resident’s personal goals. Assist client with any changes determined in the annual meeting.
      • Meet with client for the number of hours per week/months as agreed upon with family or hours determined by DDS. Maintain communication with family, other professionals as determined by annual meeting including DDS Case Manager.
      • 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 residents 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 clients’ behalf to ensure timely, quality service.
      • Coordinate services from local, state and federal and private agencies, programs and services ensuring that community member receives appropriate services in a timely and respectful manner.
      • Ensure clients understand her/his rights.
      • Co-facilitate educational/support groups.

2. Administration

      • Collect and maintain accurate and timely case records, relief notes and other data as required: File schedules in client file, current relief notes, case notes, reports due to DDS BRS and other agencies.
      • Attend agency, program and staff development meetings as required.
      • Represent Chapel Haven 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 stand, sit and walk for periods of time.
      • Ability to obtain PSL
      • Experience with Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

      • Ability to stand, sit or walk for periods of time
      • Ability to life or move items weighing 5 lbs. or more
      • Ability to climb stairs as needed
      • Ability to bend or crouch

This position is defined as hourly, non-exempt by the FLSA

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Support Coordinator

Supervisor: Director of Community Programs

Days/Hours: 20 hours/wk (Part Time)

General Description of Position

The Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting 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, programs 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 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, climb stairs, lift, bend, sit as required
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Community Advisor, Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition Program (ASAT) – Community Outreach Services (COS)

SUPERVISION BY: Director, ASAT Program

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Part Time – 25 hrs./wk (As assigned by Supervisor)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

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

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

      • Direct Support of Community Members
      • Plan, prepare for and schedule annual reviews.  Assist community member in drafting annual individualized care and goals plan based on 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/month as agreed upon with family.  Maintain communication with family, other professionals as determined by annual meeting.
      • Work with Community member to establish and maintain weekly schedule to assure structure in daily living.  Assure that all appointments with Support Coordinator, Physicians, Employers, Therapists etc. are on schedule.
      • Provide transportation of clients as needed, use of own vehicle required.
      • Work with Community Member to ensure the carry over and expansion of independent living skills including, but not limited to the following:
      • Menu planning, shopping list-making, shopping, proper storage, meal preparation and kitchen safety.
      • Financial Management: budgeting, banking (on-line incl.), bill payment, receipt filing
      • Provide guidance on responsible use of money; assist in prioritizing use of personal funds.
      • Home/apartment maintenance skills, home safety.
      • 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.
      •  Self determination skills – problem solving, goal setting, decision making, etc.
      • 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 support in all aspects of seeking, securing and maintaining employment.  This may include on site job coaching, communication with employers as needed and other duties as assigned by supervisor.
      • Provide advocacy on community members’ behalf to ensure timely, quality service.
      • Coordinate services from local, state and federal and private agencies, programs 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 DDS, BRS, SSI and other agencies.
      • Attend agency, program and staff development meetings as required.
      • Represent Chapel Haven at community meetings and case review meetings.
      • Other duties as required.

Autism Pilot Program Clients

      • Meet with APP client for the number of hours per week/month as agreed upon and as reflected in the DDS contract.
      • Maintain communication with family, Director of ASAT Program, and other professionals as determined by DDS contract.
      • Complete all paperwork as required by DDS and submit to Supervisor of ASAT Program on a monthly basis.
      • Track and submit all billable hours to Chapel Haven Accounting Department at the end of every month.
      • When working on job development skills, act as liaison between Chapel Haven, DDS, and the business communities as required by DDS contract.
      • Provide assistance with community awareness/access, such as assisting with utilizing public transportation, planning community leisure activities, utilizing local vendors/business, etc.
      • Provide clients assistance with social relationships, such as problem solving, peer counseling, appropriate social skills, etc.
      • Maintain accurate and up-to-date client file(s).
      • Participate in staff development activities such as in-service trainings ad workshops.
      • Assist and/or provide guidance/training in negotiation skills, problem solving skills, self- determination skills and job development skills.
      • Represent Chapel Haven at community meetings and DDS meetings.
      • Provide substitute coverage for APP clients as needed

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

      • Bachelors Degree in relevant field preferred, and two years experience working with adults with autism spectrum disorders.

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 stand, sit and walk for periods of time.
      • Must have own vehicle.
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