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Life Skills Coach

Company: Rising Ground, Inc
Location: Yonkers
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
The Life Skills Trainer is responsible for the implementation, instruction and coordination of Life Skills Training for all youth placed in the Residential Treatment Program (RTC). This position will require intensive individual and group life skills training to youth 12 to 21 years old who present developmental disabilities, learning disabilities and emotional disturbances. This positionrequires the ability to teach Life Skill Training: Daily living skills, self-care, career planning, communication skills, housing and money management, job readiness among others. - - - - -

Responsibilities:
-Facilitate individual and group Life Skills training to all youth in the RTC. Training must be tailored to meet each individual youth's needs and current ability. For this the Case Life Skill Assessment for each youth must be considered.Complete and update as needed a comprehensive IL program curriculum.Ensure that materials are available for the execution of each IL training.Ensure that program curriculum includes community involvement activities.Tutor and mentor RTC youth as needed.Network with community based organizations to provide supplementary services and experiences for the RTC youth.Ensure that IL training dates and programming is shared with the Treatment Team of the RTC and that youth are informed and encouraged to participate.Create an acknowledgment system for program participation and completionTrack results of IL skills and compare them with the current scores of each youth's Casey Life Skills Assessment.Attend Treatment Team Meetings as needed or as requested.Attend FTC meetings as needed or as requested.Ability to work effectively with youth with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities and emotional disturbances.Document all service provided on a monthly basis.Other duties as assigned by the direct supervisor or program director.

Qualifications:
-Bachelor's Degree in social or related field preferred.Valid driver's license required.Two years experience in a related program for adolescent population.Must complete Therapeutic Crises Intervention Training (TCI)Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Keywords: Rising Ground, Inc, Yonkers , Life Skills Coach, Other , Yonkers, New York

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