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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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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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SAIL Program Staff (PT – 14 HRS)

DEPARTMENT: SAIL Program – Community Programs

SUPERVISION BY: SAIL Program Manager

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Friday 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (14 hours)

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

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

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

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

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

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

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

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

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SAIL Program Staff (26 HRS)

DEPARTMENT: SAIL Program – Community Programs

SUPERVISION BY: SAIL Program Manager

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Sunday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; Monday – Thursday; 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

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

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

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

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

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

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

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Life Skills Instructor

DEPARTMENT: Residential Life Skills

SUPERVISION BY: Supervisor of Residential and Education Programs

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Monday – Thursday; 5:00pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday 4:00 pm -9:00 pm

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 outside 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

  • Bachelor’s 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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