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Communitas, Inc. Specialized Skills Instructor NEW - UPWARD Program in Beverly, Massachusetts

ATTENTION: Communitas IS still hiring! However, due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, our hiring and on-boarding process will be delayed. Once we receive your application, we will contact you as soon as possible to go over paperwork and the steps needed to welcome you to the team.

As we prepare you for your normal duties, we will be practicing the techniques necessary to keep everyone safe and healthy by strictly adhering to all CDC guidelines.

What we do...

Communitas, formerly known as EMARC, is an agency dedicated to delivering individualized, family-centered services, programs and support for people of all abilities, across their lifespan and in their communities. We are inspired by and committed to our people as we meet their changing needs and create new pathways for growth.

What you will do...

The Specialized Instructor will join ?UPWARD?, a NEW pilot program that is one of only a few existing in Massachusetts. They will need to have a relaxed approach to mentoring people and will be responsible for teaching communication, social and daily living skills to individuals with higher abilities on the autism spectrum. This is a great opportunity to join a fun team who mentor individuals to enhance independence. Successful applicants will be creative thinkers who can adapt their own interests, such as art, music and health & fitness, to teach others new things.

This a full-time position, working 40 hours per week with a great schedule of Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. You will be earning $15.97 per hour for this position.

You can make a difference by...

  • Teaching and supporting a group of young people who have autism without a developmental disability, using a consistent and patient teaching approach.

  • Providing personal assistance to individuals consistent with their needs as defined in their support plans. Must have the ability to adapt and make adjustments to techniques based on functional abilities and limitations. This includes complete familiarity with the profiles and histories of individuals supported and active signs that care and assistance follows their prescribed needs.

  • Participating in the development and direct implementation of the Individual Support Plan, shaping annual assessments and goals and attending team meetings.

  • Assessing individual's training needs, cultivating descriptive teaching programs and monitoring effectiveness through data collection.

  • Developing and implementing community-based activities that promote independence, community inclusion, dignity, and respect while enhancing personal skill development.

Your past accomplishments and qualifications should be...

  • High School diploma is required, a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or a related field is preferred.

  • At least one year of experience supporting adults with developmental disabilities is preferred, a passion and dedication to supporting our people is a must.

  • 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.

We also reward you with...

  • Valuable recognition, regular training opportunities and room for personal development and growth abound for motivated and dedicated candidates.

  • Communitas, Inc. offers a fantastic benefits package that includes THREE WEEKS of vacation for new full-time employees, one week of sick time, ELEVEN holidays, employer paid life insurance and long-term disability, medical and dental insurance, and MORE!