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Job Title: Skills Trainer

Department: Family and Community Services...

FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt

Inclusive. Innovative. Open-Hearted.

We are Care Champions. A team of adaptable, collaborative, diverse, mission-driven individuals with a passion for purposeful innovation and service excellence. Our community commits itself to being inclusive and welcoming as we put the whole person at the center of everything we do.

Hours: Based on family need; flexible Before and after school hours, weekends


Skills Trainers are family support staff provided through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Department of Developmental Services collaborative project (known as the DESE/DDS project). The Population served through the project are families caring for children between the ages of 5-22 who are at risk of residential services. Individuals hired through the project work directly within the family home as part of a family support, behavioral and family training team.

Essential Job Functions
• To assist the individual’s participation in normative homebased and community-based activities.
• Adhere to the implementation of the in-home behavior plan. Role model practices and train family in proper strategies of plan.
• Support the child in participation in therapeutic intervention programs.
• Assist with establishing a routine for the daily living needs of the child within the home and community to gain independence as much as possible.
• Accompany the individual at community activities with family members or alone to increase understanding of social norms and independent skills.
• Gain and apply knowledge of individual’s strengths, abilities, weak areas, needs, behaviors, motivators.
• Role model appropriate social communication and actions in all settings.
• Support the consistency of the family / home routine by assisting the child with appropriate participation.
• Create and maintain a safe environment where the individual can utilize strengths and improve on needed skills.
• Complete daily log of details of each shift worked. Use this to participate and complete quarterly reviews for the program manager.

Education & Experience
• Highschool Diploma or equivalent required.
• Experience working with developmentally disabled individuals.
• Ability to respond appropriately and quickly to health, safety, and emergency situations.

Available locations: Ipswich, Manchester by the Sea, Gloucester, Methuen, Haverhill, Newburyport
Gloucester MA United States


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