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


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