Careers at Chapel Haven

Recreation Aide - Per Diem

Time: Hours vary depending on activities

Location: New Haven, CT

Description: Recreation Aides are primarily responsible for implementing safe and enjoyable in-house and off ground recreational activities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Arrive at Chapel Haven thirty minutes before the activity begins.
  • Follow directions provided by the Recreation Supervisor.
  • Drive groups to various activities and events throughout Connecticut and neighboring states, and oversee in-house activities.
  • Participate in the activities with clients.
  • Complete week visitor evaluation forms.
  • Teach clients leisure skills and provide immediate and supportive feedback to those who exemplify or fail to demonstrate appropriate skills and standards of behavior.
  • Provide a variety of optional activities that clients can join.
  • Complete activity evaluations providing feedback related to organizational issues of the activity and client behavior.
  • Drive clients home after each activity in the evening.  Use of own vehicle may be required.
  • Attend periodic department meetings.
  • Provide time at the end of each evening for clients to clean the recreation center.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • High School diploma

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working with special needs populations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Valid CT driver’s license
  • Public Service License to drive a fifteen-passenger van.
  • Problem solving ability, independent worker, effective judgment, decision-making skills.
  • Tact and patience
  • Ability to walk, sit, stand and drive for periods of time

 

Speech-Language Pathologist – Temporary Position (Summer, 2017)

Job Status/Days/Hours:  Temporary Position: June through Sept., 2017

                                         40 hrs./wk Flexible; Evenings and Weekends     

Location: New Haven, CT

Description

The Speech-Language Pathologist assesses and evaluates speech, language, and general development skills of individuals with ASD.  Will also instruct and/or oversee clinical students in speech/language pathology and assist program staff in implementing program goals and objectives.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Evaluate speech, language, and general developmental skills of clients.
  • Reviews and discusses medical and developmental case histories with interdisciplinary team to determine individual client evaluation needs and strategies.
  • Writes comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluation and follow-up reports to include information about current levels of ability and recommendations for intervention.
  • Develops appropriate treatment goals and activities related to the specific needs of clients, and to identify equipment or materials to be used in treatment.
  • Provides ongoing support to clients, including consultative and direct therapy services in natural environments as needed.
  • Provides training and/or technical assistance to families and others involved in the development of clients.
  • Conducts interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary developmental evaluations/assessments.
  • Coordinates the transition of clients to ongoing services.
  • Assists with training of staff.
  • Provides guidance to other team members in developing goals, objectives, instructional plans and teaching strategies
  • Collaborates with outside individuals and agencies in order to provide timely and seamless services to eligible adults and families.
  • Assists in conducting program evaluation and monitoring, including the development of procedures and forms as needed.
  • Drive and transport students as needed, use own vehicle as required.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires a master’s degree in speech pathology or a related field
  • 1-4 years experience in evaluating clients with speech disabilities, and maintenance of appropriate professional certifications and/or licensures.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Knowledge of speech and language disabilities.
  • Skill in communicating effectively with a variety of people of various socio-economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with individuals with ASD.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Knowledge of developmental screening and assessment tools and procedures.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective judgment and decision-making skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit and climb stairs as necessary

 

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 Graduation.
  • 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, DMR, 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 tests to new residents.
  • 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

 

Certified Special Education Teacher for ASAT Program

DEPARTMENT: Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition Program

SUPERVISION BY: Director of Education

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: 40 hrs/wk. Full Time

40 hrs/wk as assigned by Director to accommodate program needs

Flexible schedule to include days, evenings, weekends

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 2 Year 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.
  • Administer medication 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 on-call rotations as needed.
  • 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.
  • Able to walk, stand, sit, climb stairs, bend 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.
  • Excellent communication and observation skills.
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by Chapel Haven and the Advisory Board.

PAVE Coordinator (Partnership for Achievement through Vocational Experience)

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION – PAVE at Yale New Haven Hospital

SUPERVISION BY: Director of Education

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

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The PAVE Coordinator, in collaboration with the PAVE Job Coach will develop skills and provide internship sites for students resulting in competitive employment. The PAVE Coordinator will work closely with Yale New Haven Hospital, specifically the Volunteer Office, to determine appropriate department placements for each student. As a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, he or she will participate in creating and implementing Individualized Support Plans complete with goals for each student. The PAVE Coordinator will be responsible for daily classroom instruction as outlined in the PAVE Curriculum and/or as outlined in each students Individualized Education Plan.

PREFERRED 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 extended periods of time

 

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