The Kennedy Center, Inc. Community Inclusion Counselor in Trumbull, Connecticut
Community Inclusion Counselor
Salary: $ 29,786
Serve as Case Manager for assigned consumers which may include: physical assessment, independent living skills training, job placement and coaching, leisure activities, crisis intervention and advocacy, community based assessments.
Create and implement a wide range of community inclusion programs with individuals with disabilities and/or neurological impairments.
Develop community inclusion plans, volunteer sites and community-based recreation sites for consumers.
Assess, teach and assist individual in performing the basic functions of independent living: time management, organization, task completion, etc. in accordance with individual plan.
Provide training to prepare individuals for employment and/or community inclusion by acquainting consumers with satisfactory habits, rules and job skills.
Hours: 40 hrs. - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (flexibility required) must be available to work before 8:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m.
Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling or related field.
One year experience in working with persons with intellectual disabilities preferred.
Valid Drivers License and ability to possess a State of CT Public Service License.
You are required to be in possession of a car on site during your entire shift to transport yourself and/or consumers to community sites in all weather conditions and throughout all neighborhoods.
Must maintain CPI, CPR and First Aid certification and eligible for DDS medication certification
Work a flexible schedule that may include early mornings, evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
Provide hands on personal care which may include toileting, feeding, cleaning and all other activities of daily living skills.
Ability to transfer individuals requiring personal hygiene care.
Have physical endurance to use physical crisis intervention techniques.
Provide physical interventions which may include lifting, mobility, first aid and safety evacuations.
Depending upon assignment, must be able to work in a variety of settings, weather conditions and locations.