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Day Program Instructor

Company: Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Bost
Location: Leominster
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for a rewarding career supporting the independence and enrichment of adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities? Do you have experience with individuals with developmental disabilities or in roles with similar requirements (camp counselor, substitute teacher, afterschool programming, childcare, working with other vulnerable populations, etc.)?Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston invites you to apply for our position of Day Program Instructor CHAI Works.HIGHLIGHTS$20/hr salary with $1,000 signing bonusFull-time, weekday daytime hours. No weekends!Waltham or Canton locationsPaid time off includes ample sick time and 22 days of vacation, in addition to national and some Jewish holidaysImmediate eligibility for medical insurance, dental, vision, retirement plan; no waiting periodABOUT THE ROLEThe Day Program Instructor CHAI Works is a role for a compassionate, energetic, and dedicated person who wants to make a difference in the lives of program participants.This position is great for someone with work, volunteer, or lived experience, or who is eager to enter the field and learn.Your workday will include:Leading group sessions with participants focusing on life-long learning, hobby, recreational, and communication skillsWorking with participants to volunteer, exercise, and do other fun activities in the communitySupporting personal development, social skills, and communicationUtilizing redirection, conflict resolution, and verbal de-escalation methods, when neededManaging a caseload of about 6 participants, including maintaining professional communication with families/guardians and developing participant goals and documentationABOUT YOUIdeal candidates for the role of Day Program Instructor CHAI Works are passionate about helping adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities live rich and fulfilling lives.A successful candidate is:Positive and enthusiastic about working with adults with disabilitiesA clear communicator able to write daily notes and goal progress summariesHigh-energy, flexible, and adaptable when things changeA role model for participants learning coping and interpersonal skillsA collaborative colleague and team player able to learn from their colleaguesRequirements include:Excellent teamwork skillsExcellent communication skillsExcellent leadership and instruction skillsProficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and OutlookA valid driver's license and a reliable, insured vehicle (most transportation will take place in program-owned vehicles)ABOUT THE PROCESSApplying for the position of Day Program Instructor CHAI Works has the following requirements:A current resumeIf you are selected for consideration, the hiring process could include:An initial phone screenAn in-person interview, including program participants in the hiring committeeA writing exerciseA CORI and fingerprint background checkAdditional hiring requirements as neededABOUT USFor more than 150 years, Jewish Family & Children's Service has been helping individuals and families build a strong foundation for resilience and well-being. We intentionally serve and employ people of all faiths, backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.Our work is guided by core tenets of faith and commitment not by bureaucratic processes or a desire to maximize profits. Our goal is to improve lives and improve the world which is part of what makes JF& CS a special place.We have a strong culture of professional development, work-life balance, and promoting from within. Staff members run educational and fun groups on-site, and during non-pandemic times, take participants out into the community to volunteer, work out, and do other fun activities.JF& CS is an equal opportunity employer who serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability.

Keywords: Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Bost, Leominster , Day Program Instructor, Education / Teaching , Leominster, Massachusetts

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