Independent Living Skills Trainer (ILST) - 40 Hours Flexible - Hauppauge, New York

US-NY-Hauppauge
Job ID
2017-3390
# of Openings
1
Category
Direct Service Professional

Overview

Under the supervision of the Sr. Director, the Independent Living Skills Trainer (ILST) is responsible for assisting DOH/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver participants in becoming more independent in performing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). ILST services are individually designed to improve the ability of the participant to live as independently as possible in the community. ILST services may include training, supervision or assistance for an individual with post-TBI challenges related to self-care, medication management, task completion, communication skills, interpersonal skills, socialization, mobility, community transportation skills, problem solving skills, money management, pre-vocational skills and skills to maintain a household.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct  comprehensive functional assessments of waiver participants, identifying participants' strengths and challenges
  • Implement Detailed Goal Plans derived from the functional assessment and monitor progress on goals
  • Complete session notes for all encounters with participants
  • Complete Individual Service Reports (ISRs) and Goal Plans biannually and as needed
  • Attend treatment team meetings on a biannual basis and as needed
  • Maintain communication with DOH interdisciplinary team members
  • Provide transportation support as needed

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor Degree in Psychology or Human Service field
  • At least two years of experience in a related field
  • Flexible schedule 
  • Valid NY State Drivers License a must

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