General Responsibilities: The Adult Residential Program Staff is responsible for providing a home-like environment within an adult residential program for each individual to support and provide instruction for individual growth, a sense of community and instruction in independent living skills. He or she is responsible for instructing consumer's functional living skills, socialization skills, recreational and leisure skills and functional communication skills. These instructional objectives will be part of the consumer's Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and instruction in the residence will be the Adult Residential Program Staff's primary responsibility. Melmark New England serves children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders, cacquired brain injury, neurological diseases and disorders, comorbid mental health disorders and severe needs.
Basic Qualifications Education/Training:
High School Diploma required, or Associate's Degree in Education, Human Service Field, or Psychology preferred.
A valid US driver's license and a minimum age of twenty-one (21) years old. Must be capable of attaining approved Melmark driver status. Must meet Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check requirements. Successful completion of employer provided certification in CPR, First Aid, Crisis Intervention, and Melmark's Orientation Program and New Hire Onsite training program.
Must demonstrate strong reading, written and oral language skills. Strong instructional skills with emphasis on Consumers who are emotionally, behaviorally, physically and/or developmentally challenged. Experience or interest in the principles and application of Applied Behavior Analysis, curriculum and special education (Autism Spectrum Disorders). Strong interpersonal skills are required.
Prefer at least one (1) year experience with specialized populations. Advanced skills in educational and clinical services will be required in this role.