Assistant Teacher-Counselor

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Job Description

RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT TEACHER/COUNSELOR (DIRECT CARE)

Our mission is empowering people with disabilities, including autism, through education, jobs and homes

If you are an adaptable, creative and caring person who enjoys working as part of a team helping individuals live as independently as safely possible in their community, while planning and engaging in some fun and rewarding activities along the way, then we’d like to talk with you about joining a team of dedicated professional who do just that.

As a Residential Assistant Teacher/Counselor here at Lifeworks , you will provide direct support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a residential program. In your role as Residential Assistant Teacher/Counselor, you and your team will work together with the people we serve to develop their independence skills thereby increasing each person’s quality of life. As a member of our staff the Residential Assistant Teacher/Counselor will have the opportunity to build and strengthen individuals’ connection to their community by providing support and companionship on outings such as shopping, movie theaters, community social events, museums, athletic events and doctor’s appointments.

In addition, Residential Assistant Teacher/Counselor will routinely contribute to the individuals’ wellness, safety and home life by implementing treatment plans, and assisting individuals with activities of daily living, such as household chores and cooking.

Lifeworks provides a competitive salary for Residential Assistant Teacher/Counselor, and an outstanding benefits package that includes: For 30 hours or more a week employee.

Residential Assistant Teacher/Counselor (Direct Care) Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Personal Vehicle
  • Valid driver’s license (in State of residency) required.
  • Ability to successfully complete and certified in Lifeworks provided training in:
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Medication Administration Certification

All candidates must be able to successfully pass a CORI, reference, multi-state background and driving record check.

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