New York Therapy Placement Services, Inc Life Skill Trainer in Farmingdale, New York
Life Skills Trainer works direct 1:1 with individuals with Developmental Disabilities
The Life Skills Trainer (CLST) will be assigned to individuals with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities, between the ages of 5-21. In some cases, these individuals may be over 21 and have aged out of Special Education Services.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, direct 1:1 instruction, conducting assessments, generating Vocational Assessment Summaries complete with post-secondary goals and parent training on effective strategies necessary to increase life skill independence of the learner
The Life Skills Trainer will work in conjunction with a treatment team, the student and their family. The team will implement goals, as well as analyze the progress and effectiveness of treatment and programming.
-1:1 Direct Instruction in Independent Living Skills, Community Integration and Self Help.
-Ensure safety for students who exhibit challenging behaviors in the home and in the community.
-Work in conjunction with the assigned team members.
-Review programs and transition plan to assist provider and child in attaining their individualized goals.
-Assist in parent training regarding activities of daily living.
-Act as a resource for team members.
-Participate in Team and Transition meetings relevant to the assigned caseload.
-Participate in generating post-secondary goals and writing Vocational Assessment Summaries.
This is a great opportunity for Special Education Teachers that have experience working with older learners.
-NYS Licensure is required in any of the following or similar fields:
-Social Work (LCSW or higher)
-Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
-Special Education (Ms. Ed-appropriately licensed and certified)
-Bi-Lingual (Spanish) is a plus, but not required.
-Cannot concurrently work for the Department of Education. Candidates must be one year removed to be considered.
-Must have experience working in the field of Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders.
-Must have experience/feel comfortable working in the community and in family homes.
-Shows sensitivity to the needs of the child and the family, as well as cultural differences.
-Computer literacy, including MS Word, Excel, etc.
-Must be a team player and able to work well with others.
-Must have a reliable means of transportation around the five boroughs.
-Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively.
-Must demonstrate good writing ability and grammar.
This is a part time fee for service position.