EMARC Respite Skills Instructor in Wakefield, Massachusetts

EMARC, Inc is a comprehensive leader in the field supporting individuals with disabilities and their families. We are looking for qualified candidates to join our organization. Entry level and management positions can be found in a variety of professional setting, many offer flexible hours and scheduling. EMARC offers a comprehensive benefits package. We are currently seeking respite Skills Instructors for our Program located across Middlesex County. Personnel in this position provide 1:1 assistance and direct skills instruction for individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities including Autism, Down Syndrome and general cognitive limitations. Individuals in the program range in age from 10 - 22 and are all students currently enrolled in a school based program. The skills instructor may also carry over skills learned in school, which might include the supervision and implementation of a behavior plan. The skills instructor will work with the identified individual to identify appropriate community activities and provide support for follow-up. 3 - 10 hours per week, schedule varies and is dependent upon individual's needs. Working in the individual's home, the skills instructor's role is to provide support that will allow the individual to gain access to their community. Working as part of a family team and under the guidance of a family initiated and supervised set of goals; the skills instructor will provide and support participation in leisure and recreation activities. Create and support appropriate in-home and community-based activities based on individual's strengths and interests and based on the program goals and objectives Work in conjunction with other professionals (school personnel and therapists) involved with the individual and the family Provide transportation for the individual as necessary. Document weekly activities and progress towards goal mastery Job Requirements High school diploma required, a degree in education, psychology, social work or other related field is preferred. This qualification may be waived if the applicant has appropriate experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Valid Driver license, acceptable driving record and reliable transportation. Acceptable CORI report and suitable fingerprint results required.