COMMUNITY SKILLS TRAINER - Waiver - Sat. 8am-8pm and Sun. 10am-5pm
Company: Independent Living Services
Posted on: May 3, 2021
COMMUNITY SKILLS TRAINER
While this position specifies responsibilities, requirements and
duties in certain operational areas, this person is an employee at
will of Independent Living Services and will be expected to respond
to such requests not specifically contained herein. This person
must maintain the attitude that he/she works for the total
organization, and as such, exhibit proper cooperation, enthusiasm
and interest in all areas deemed necessary for the continuing
success of ILS programs. Knowledge of ILS Policy and Personnel
Manuals is required.
The community skills trainer (CST) provides direct services to
people served by ILS. This person works directly under the
supervision of the Managers. Regular contact with the supervisor is
necessary. The CST will be part of a team consumers, service
professionals, family members and others identified in the Service
Plan/Individual Program Plan (IPP). The CST will provide services
including supervision, training, assistance and support in
identified areas of need outlined by the Service Plan/Individual
Personal Plan (I.P.P.). Working one-on-one and in group settings,
the CST will increase the consumer's life skills to positively
impact each consumer's quality of life. ILS reserves the right to
adjust employment hours and days of operation based upon
requirements to fulfill contract obligations.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
General duties and guiding principles:
- Focus first on the person being served, and understand that my
role in direct supports will require flexibility, creativity, and
- Know and respect the values of the people I support and
facilitate their expression of choices related to those
- Provide advocacy when the individual's preferences, needs, or
talents are neglected or overlooked.
- Encourage growth and recognize the autonomy of the individuals
receiving services while also being attentive reducing their risk
- Develop relationships with the individuals I support that are
respectful, based on mutual trust, and that maintains professional
- Address challenging behaviors proactively and respectfully,
using methods outlined in the ILS Employee Handbook, and follow any
behavior management plans in effect for specific individuals.
- Help individuals I support understand and express their rights
- Recognize that each individual I provide services to has
potential for lifelong learning and growth.
- Assist the individuals I support to understand their options
and the possible consequences of their options as they relate to
their physical and emotional health and well being.
- Be conscious of my own values and how they influence my
- Maintain competency in my profession through continued learning
and attending and being an active participant in staff meetings and
- Assume responsibility and accountability for my actions and
- Recognize the importance of modeling valued behaviors to
co-workers, individuals receiving services, and the community at
- Practice responsible work habits.
- Being on time for work
- Completing all necessary documentation to assure compliance
with all state and federal regulations. These may include, but are
not limited to: daily data sheets and clinic notes, attendance
logs, time records, incident reports, behavior reports, accident
reports, seizure reports, etc.
- Maintaining strict confidentiality for all consumer
information, and facility operations
Integrated Supports are designed to assist individuals in
acquiring skills necessary to reside successfully in home and
community based settings. These services focus on assisting the
individual to acquire, retain or improve their skills in various
areas that directly affect his/her ability to reside as
independently as possible in the community. These services and
supports consist of the following:
- SELF DIRECTION - identifying and responding to dangerous or
threatening situations, and making decisions/choices affecting
- MONEY MANAGEMENT - training and/or assisting in handling
finances, making purchases, and meeting financial obligations.
- DAILY LIVING SKILLS - training and/or assisting in routine
housekeeping tasks, meal preparation, dressing, personal
self administration of medications and other areas of daily
living including proper use of adaptive equipment and assistive
devices, appliances, home safety, first aid and emergency
- SOCIALIZATION - training and/or assisting in community
activities participation and establishing relationships with
- COMMUNITY INTEGRATION - instructing individuals in daily and
community living skills in integrated settings. Included in
these activities are shopping, church attendance, sports, club
- MOBILITY - training or assisting geared toward ease of movement
within the person's living arrangements, use of adaptive aids
and equipment, accessing transportation, independent travel or
movement within the community.
- COMMUNICATION - building vocabularies, developing effective
language expression, teaching listening skills, and using
augmentative communication devices.
- BEHAVIOR SHAPING AND MANAGEMENT - training or assisting in
appropriate expressions of emotions or desires,
compliance, assertiveness, acquisition of socially appropriate
behaviors, and reduction of inappropriate behaviors.
- EXTENSION OF THERAPEUTIC SERVICES - conducting exercises or
reinforcing physical, occupational, speech, and other
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and
employee will also perform other reasonable related job duties as
This organization reserves the right to revise or change job
duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute
a written or implied contract of employment.
Independent Living Services is an equal opportunity employer and
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age,
orientation, religion, disability, ethnicity, origin, marital
status, or veteran status.
- Preferably a High School Education or equivalent
- Valid AR driver's license in good standing
- Ability to safely operate any and all vehicles, business
machines, and industrial equipment necessary for the successful
operation of the program.
- Proof of vehicle liability insurance
- Ability to lift at a minimum of 25 pounds
- Maintain a current negative Health Card or chest x-ray (TB skin
- Successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours continuing
education and training in topics relative to the position
- Ability to observe and record programming and behavioral
- Ability to communicate clearly with staff and consumers
verbally or utilizing other effective means.
- Knowledge of independent living skills
- Experience in areas of employment directly related to the
performance of this job as included in the above "Job Duties and
Responsibilities" is preferred.
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