Life Skills Coach

Keystone Human Services Wethersfield , CT

Posted 2 months ago

Keystone Human Services is the parent organization of six nonprofit subsidiary companies. We work to create an environment where all people, regardless of ability, can grow, make choices and be valued and contributing members of the community. In this vision, we see the welfare of all people being vested in the welfare of each individual. Our services include the areas of intellectual disabilities, autism, mental health, Head Start, and an internationally accredited service dog program.

Key Human Services, Inc. creates opportunities for men, women and children with disabilities to grow and make meaningful life choices and provides assistance in finding home, health, friends, work and a presence in their communities. Key Human Services is seeking Life Skills Coaches for the Autism program to join our team of professionals in making a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors and the community.

The Life Skills Coach is responsible for all person-centered supports identified in the plan and activities for each individual served by the program.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist individuals on the Autism Spectrum in community integration, serving as a role model

  • Implement and monitor goals and behavior programs

  • Ensure a healthy, engaging, typical home for people with intellectual disabilities

  • Teach and assist with daily living skills like cooking and light housekeeping

  • Provide and assist with direct care such as personal care and hygiene

  • Promote and advocate for the health and wellness of the people supported

  • Support individuals to become independent, make decisions, and live a meaningful dignified life with valued social roles (ex: friend, neighbor, student, employee)

  • Provide transportation within the community and to medical appointments as necessary

Position Details:

  • Pay rate starts at $15.50 - $16.00 per hour

  • Full-time, Part-time and Casual (per diem) positions are available

  • Great work environment, excellent benefits, career development and advancement opportunities

  • Competitive benefits package available to Full-time and Part-time employees

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required (degrees and/or credits earned outside of the United States must be evaluated for equivalency)

  • Valid Connecticut driver's license

  • Reliable transportation and valid automobile insurance or insured driver

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Successful completion of the pre-employment process, including motor vehicle record and criminal background checks

  • Possess compassion and desire to make a positive influence on the lives of the individuals supported

  • Ability to work independently and without supervision

  • Ability to perform job functions in a timely and professional manner

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to create/develop narrative guidelines for each individual's daily tasks (i.e. social stories)

  • Flexibility in schedule; reliable and dependable; ability to be on time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current CPR and First Aid certification preferred

  • Demonstrated reliable and consistent work history

  • Experience in Human Services field, and Autism-specific experience preferred

Keystone Human Services is committed to an inclusive workplace that does not discriminate against race, nationality, religion, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law. We believe in diversity and encourage any qualified individual to apply.

Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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