Leake and Watts Services

  • Life Skills Coach

    Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/19/2018 3:38 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1218
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Other
  • Overview

    This position will require intensive individual and group life skills training to UC ages 12 to 17 years old who are placed in the Basic Shelter Program. Transitional Foster Care Program and the Long Term foster Care Program.  For children placed in the TFC and LTFC program in the community, IL skills must be provided where the children reside.   The life skill coach requires the ability to teach Life Skill Training on daily living skills, self-care, career planning, community engagement, communication skills, housing and money management, job readiness, post 18 planning, among others.

    Responsibilities

    • Facilitate individual and group Life Skills training to all youth in the POH program. Training must be tailored to meet each individual youth’s needs and current ability.  For this the Life Skill Assessment for each youth must be completed.
    • Complete and update as needed a comprehensive IL program curriculum.
    • Ensure that materials are available for the execution of each IL training.
    • Ensure that program curriculum includes community involvement activities.
    • Tutor and mentor youth as needed.
    • Network with community based organizations to provide supplementary services and experiences for the POH children.
    • Ensure that IL training dates and programming is shared with the Treatment Team and that youth are informed and encouraged to participate.
    • Create an acknowledgment system for program participation and completion
    • Track results of IL skills and compare them with the current scores of each child’s life skill assessment
    • Attend Treatment Team Meetings as requested.
    • Attend FTC meetings as requested.
    • Ability to work effectively with children with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities and emotional disturbances.
    • Document all service provided on a monthly basis.
    • Run monthly IL groups with all children in the LTFC program.
    • Visit children placed in the LTFC program on a weekly basis to follow up and assist in their development of IL skills.
    • Other duties as assigned by the direct supervisor or program director.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in social or related field preferred.
    • Two years experience in a related program for adolescent population.
    • Must complete Therapeutic Crises Intervention Training (TCI)
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

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