Skills Trainer - DESE/ DDS Program

Advocates Framingham, MA
Overview

The Life Skills Instructor has responsibility for the assigned individual and for the implementation of the individual's Service Plan. The Life Skills Instructor will provide the following to assigned individual: developmental skills training, implementing therapeutic service plan (DHSP) for assigned individuals.

Responsibilities

* Provide ongoing support, through personal care, guidance and role modeling for individual.

* Collaborate with the BCBA and parent to provide developmental skills training including training in self-care, self-preservation, receptive and expressive communication, and self-direction, activities of daily living, hygiene, grooming and first aid.

* Collaborate with BCBA and parent to create and implement a comprehensive written therapeutic service plan (DHSP) for individual.

* Participate in planning and implementation of daily activity schedule and daily routines.

* Ensure that individual we support are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Advocates' Human Rights Policy.

* Attend and actively participate in supervision and team meetings.

* Adhere to all principles related to the Advocates Way.

* Attend trainings as assigned; maintain necessary certifications (CPR, First Aid).

* Perform all duties in accordance with the agency's policies and procedures.

Qualifications

* High School Diploma or GED and one year of experience in a training program for individuals with developmental disabilities.

* Basic computer knowledge.

* Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and ability to use good judgmen

* Excellent written and verbal communication.

* Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening. We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve. We put the individual first.