Advocates

  • Skills Instructor-ASL Preferred

    Job Locations US-MA-Ashland
    Minimum Education Required
    High School Diploma/GED
    Job ID
    2018-4775
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Number of Hours Per Week
    35
  • Overview

    Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff. 

     

    The Skills Instructor has responsibility for assigned individuals and for the implementation of those individuals’ Day Habilitation Service Plans.  The Skills Instructor will provide the following to assigned individuals: developmental skills training, implementing therapeutic service plan (DHSP) for all assigned individuals and complete documentation which supports such plan.

     

    Are you ready to make a difference?

    Minimum Education Required

    High School Diploma/GED

    Shift

    First Shift

    Responsibilities

    • Assist individuals to identify and develop goals and plans to address any concerns, wants or needs.
    • Provide ongoing support, through personal care, guidance and role modeling for individuals.
    • Collaborate with the Case Manager to provide developmental skills training including training in self-care, self-preservation, receptive and expressive communication, self-direction, activities of daily living, hygiene, grooming and first aid.
    • Collaborate with Case Manager to create and implement a comprehensive written therapeutic service plan (DHSP) for all assigned individuals.
    • Initiate a proactive approach towards focusing on individual advocacy, empowerment, and community integration.
    • Participate in planning and implementation of daily activity schedule and daily routines.

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or equivalent degree and a minimum of one year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
    • Ability to communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) strongly preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills between individuals, families, funding sources, consultants, the community at large, program and administrative team.
    • Demonstrate an ability to work as a team and perform job duties with minimal supervisory intervention.
    • Must hold a valid driver's license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
    • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

     

    Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

     

    Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

    Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

     

    Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

    Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

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