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Family Support Skills Trainer

Company: Communitas, Inc.
Location: Wakefield
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Be proud of your next job and join our well established Family Support Program to make a difference in the community!Who we are Communitas is dedicated to delivering individualized, family-centered services, programs, and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, throughout their lifespan and in their communities.What you will do Working one-on-one, a Skills Trainer will help to increase the supported individual's community opportunities, life skills, self-care skills, and safety skills, along with those skills identified by the family. Helping the individual reach their goals and work toward independence, with the overall goal of positively impacting the individual's quality of life is what we strive for.Skills Trainers may provide community and/or in-home direct services to individuals with various developmental disabilities between the ages of 5 to older adulthood. The Skills Trainer works directly under the supervision of the individual's family and will receive support of a Communitas Family Support Coordinator.

  • The rate of pay for this position is between $15 - $25+ per hour. Pay rate is dependent upon experience of Skills Trainers and job responsibilities, which vary depending on the individual's behavioral and/or medical needs. Skills Trainers are generally paid through Communitas payroll.
  • The hours vary depending upon the individual and their family's complexity of individuals. Once a Skills Trainer is hired, they will identify families they would potentially like to work with, based upon complexity and activities that the goals encompass the location and hours needed. Once the Skills Trainer is connected with a family, the hours will generally remain the same each week.
  • Hours available depend on the individuals schedule. The majority of the hours are in the afternoon, evening, and on weekends. Skills Trainer works anywhere between 3 and 20 hours per week with each family. Some Skills Trainers may choose to work with more than one family.
  • The location will vary depending upon the family the Skills Trainer is paired with. Once a Skills Trainer is hired, they will identify families they would like to potentially work with, based upon the location and hours needed. Communitas currently has families in need of Skills Trainers all around the Middlesex area.Benefits offered
    • Comprehensive training opportunities and room for personal development and growth abound for motivated and dedicated candidates.
    • Recognition and awards for performance.Responsibilities and Duties
      • Work with the individual to achieve goals identified by the individual, family, and Family Support Coordinator.
      • Complete all necessary documentation to assure compliance with Communitas and DDS policies. (documentation is very limited, consisting of brief weekly case notes, biweekly timesheets, and incident reports when necessary).
      • Ensure the rights and dignity of all people supported is upheld at all times
      • Develop and maintain supportive working relationships.
      • Maintain strict confidentiality for all information, and facility operationsQualifications and Skills
        • High school diploma or equivalent required.
        • Ability to assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
        • A valid driver's license, acceptable driving record and reliable transportation is required.
        • Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check including references, CORI and fingerprinting.Powered by JazzHR


Keywords: Communitas, Inc., Boston , Family Support Skills Trainer, Human Resources , Wakefield, Massachusetts

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