The Residential Skills Instructor is responsible for implementing individual service and behavioral plans, supervising and supporting the daily activities of individuals, and providing ongoing support, guidance and role modeling on a consistent basis. The Residential Skills Instructor will provide developmental skills training through recreational and therapeutic services, as well as community integration to foster a learning environment.
Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement. We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions from our staff.
- Provide a safe and home-like environment for program residents. Assist individuals with home maintenance and perform cleaning duties as assigned.
- Provide ongoing support, guidance and role modeling for individuals.
- Assist individuals to identify and develop person centered goals and plans to address any concerns, wants or needs they have.
- Assist individuals through implementation of all goals and objectives. Implement behavior plans and treatment plans developed by program leadership and program clinicians.
- Participate in planning and implementation of daily activity schedule and daily routine.
- Help individuals to become an active member of their community by actively seeking out integrated activities. Encourage and provide opportunities for community participation and membership.
- Schedule, attend, and document doctor’s appointments.
- Safeguard individuals’ monetary funds.
- Prepare summaries of interaction and objective behavioral observations of clients at the end of shift; clinical notes and data collection using Microsoft Outlook.
- Report significant issues (health, behavioral, psychiatric) to the appropriate supervisor in a timely fashion. Document issues/incidents according to agency and division guidelines.
- Track and report data related to these plans according to the Agency expectations.
- Assist individuals in Self-Advocacy, decision-making and empowerment.
- Lift and transfer individuals as needed.
- Provide transportation as needed.
- Perform physical intervention in the event of a client crisis.
- Attend and actively participate in supervision, staff meetings and trainings. Maintain all mandatory core certifications (First Aid, CPR, Safety Care, MAP, HR/DPPC etc.).
- High School Diploma or equivalent degree required. Must either hold or be qualified and able to obtain a current Behavioral Technician Registration within one year of hire.
- Three years’ experience working in human services including two years working with people with Autism.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, plan and complete tasks independently.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, the ability to use good judgment.
- Strong computer knowledge.
- High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere and independently.
- Must hold a valid driver's license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
- Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.