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.
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
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
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
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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