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Direct Support Professional/Life Skills Coach

Location: Princeton
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

PCDI (Princeton Child Development Institute)Keywords/Search Terms: ABA, life skills, technician, direct support professional, behavior analyst, BCBA, RBT, Applied Behavior AnalysisTitle: Direct Support Professional (Life Skills Coach)Location: Princeton, NJ and surrounding areaSalary: minimum of $51,500Description:In 1986, Princeton Child Development Institute (PCDI) embarked upon the development of a model for adult programming. Today, the Life Skills program provides personal and career-development services to young adults with autism. Individuals enter the work force in jobs such as building maintenance, food service, merchandising, and data entry. Our program also promotes expansion of skills in areas such as physical fitness, money management, leisure and recreation, speech and language, self-care, and home and community skills.According to the U.S. Department of Labor Survey, December 2022: 80% of adults with disabilities are unemployed or underemployed. As of July 2022, 79% of PCDI adults are employed for 20 hours or more per week.PCDI seeks a direct support professional for our supported-employment program for adults with autism. Individuals will teach new skills using Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) principles and teaching strategies. This position is supported by a trainer/consultant who ensures consistent implementation of programming. This position includes opportunities for long-term growth including career advancement, conducting and publishing research, and presenting at professional workshops and conferences.Responsibilities:Ensure the safety of those we supportEstablish comfortable and supportive relationships with learners and colleaguesCreate and maintain a supportive and professional work environment for learnersExercise good judgement and remain calm when faced with a crisisTeach and assist in the development of learners' instruction and treatment goals with special emphasis on home and community-living skills, social skills, language and communication skills, physical fitness, and employment skillsDrive residents to and from employment sites in a company-owned vehicleEffectively manage time and productivityCommunicate effectively with parents, siblings, work-site employers and employees, and colleaguesCollect, summarize, and analyze ongoing data regarding skill acquisition and behavior management programs for learnersDocument all services provided in accordance with state and federal regulationsQualifications:Has, at minimum, a Bachelor's Degree in psychology, education, or related fieldSome experience working with people with autism or other developmental disabilitiesKnowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)Has a valid driver's licensePass extensive background checksComplete and pass required trainings including: CPR, SFA, and professionalismRegular work hours are weekdays from 8:00am - 4:00pm. Occasional availability for late afternoons and evenings on weekdays and some daytimes and evenings on weekends.Working Environment/Physical Demands: Sitting, walking, standing, occasional running, some lifting, good fine and gross motor coordination when guiding learners, vision, hearing, receptive and expressive language abilities as suited to instructional and behavior needs of residents.Benefits:Medical and dental insurance for each employee and optional dependent coverageVision insurance (voluntary coverage)Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)Flexible Spending Account (FSA)Life and AD&D403b Retirement (voluntary beginning Day 1, employer contribution beginning Year 3)Paid-time off (8 days accrued per calendar year)Holidays and vacations, where eligible (approximately 10 days per year)Relocation assistanceTuition discountBCBA supervisionProfessional mentoringApplication: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to / Qualified candidates should apply here: (link to PCDI website)PDN-992f4c02-29dd-4f40-94e0-b19a0b48a1c3

Keywords: PRINCETON CHILD DEV.INST., Trenton , Direct Support Professional/Life Skills Coach, Other , Princeton, New Jersey

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