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The Arc-Solano is currently hiring for a full-time Independent Living Skills Instructor to teach and support our consumers who live independently or wish to someday.
Flexible, Dependable, and Organized Instructor
The Arc-Solano is currently hiring for a full-time Independent Living Skills Instructor; our ILS Program is called Transitional Service (TS). Based on our mission and guiding principles, TS Instructors provide assessment, training, and support for people thinking about living on their own and for people already living independently. We provide consumers with choices and advise them of possible outcomes, but they ultimately make their own decisions. Consumers learn the benefits of making good choices, and poor decisions are used as a teaching tool.
Meeting 1 – 2 times per week, the Instructor will help the consumer with their ISP objectives. These can range from creating and following a budget, to managing medical appointments, to healthy cooking, to help navigating the Social Security Administration and benefits. TS Instructors help people learn skills in natural settings (i.e. the community and their home) and adapt tasks to fit their skill level. Every six months the objectives are reviewed and updated.
Our office is located in Vallejo, but we serve clients throughout Solano County.
Essential Duties: Assistance for each consumer will vary according to the functioning level of the individual and the objectives in the Individual Service Plan.
• Develop practical community-based ILS individual service plans which meet agency guidelines and accurately reflect consumers’ needs.
• Develop and implement community-based lesson plans, which encourage and enable skill acquisition and directly relate to skills needed for independent living, as required by individual service plans.
• Advocate for the best possible solutions to problems that your consumers may face and assist them with self-advocacy.
• Provide transportation for consumers to and from community and facility-based instruction in your own automobile.
• Create a practical schedule for seeing and instructing consumers during program hours.
• Learn and be responsible for individual personnel responsibilities and concurrent deadlines required of all agency personnel (i.e., time cards, mileage sheets, use of benefits, etc.).
• Learn and be responsible for individual responsibilities for reporting documentation related to consumers, including content and deadlines.
• Coordinate work assignments as needed with individual consumer and other instructors’ schedules.
• Keep supervisor informed about status of all ongoing assignments, project, deadlines met, and responsibilities/assignments carried out.
• Other assigned duties from the Arc-Solano management team, including but not limited to assisting with other Arc-Solano programs.
• At least 18 years old
• At least 1-year experience working with people with developmental disabilities or other special needs populations
• Solid, verifiable work history (3 references)
• Must have excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills.
• Must be self-motivated and able to work effectively both as a team and independently.
• Current and valid CDL
• Must have a reliable vehicle that can hold three passengers, auto insurance and be willing to DRIVE OWN CAR (mileage reimbursement offered).
• Must be able to pass criminal background check. You will be fingerprinted.
Benefits and Compensation:
• Full-time (Monday - Friday, 9am – 5pm)
• Benefits include medical reimbursement, PTO & sick leave, paid holidays, FSA, retirement with employer contributions, and paid lunch hour.
TO APPLY: please submit cover letter and complete resume to firstname.lastname@example.org