Job Title: Life Skills Instructor/Advocate
Status: Full Time
The Life Skills Instructor/Advocate is a professional support position with responsibilities to provide positive behavioral interventions for children and adults with varying disabilities through direct care work. The instructor will work with team members to develop and implement individual goals/ objectives and track behavior data information. The instructor will instruct individuals in functional reading, writing and life skills through the use of a variety of assistive technology devices, to assist students in achieving their life skills and educational goals. The instructor will compile and input all data to be submitted in timely reports. The advocate is responsible to implement the Social Skills Program during school vacation and for creating and implementing monthly programs for individuals and families in our children’s program. Previous experience working with Autism is preferred, as is experience with behavior management or implementing behavior plans.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Service and/or Psychology with a minimum two years successful work in a human service field
The ability to work a flexible work schedule in order to accommodate the needs of consumers
Specific skill based competencies are required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job; these include analyzing data, effective listening, facilitating meetings, monitoring activities, planning and problem solving and a working knowledge of computers and basic computer programs
The knowledge base competencies required are age appropriate activities and behaviors, technical writing, defining issues and drawing conclusions, treatment modalities and assessments
Valid driver’s license and availability of a private vehicle
If interested in applying for any position, please email Ctaci Killela at cKillela@ucpberkshire.org with your resume and references.
United Cerebral Palsy is an equal opportunity employer.