Careers at Chapel Haven

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Explore career opportunities at Chapel Haven Schleifer Center and Chapel Haven West!

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is an award-winning non profit and transition program committed to empowering adults of varying abilities to live independent and self-determined lives. We are located in the Westville area of New Haven, CT and employ approximately 150 employees who work diligently to fulfill our mission. Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is nationally accredited by CARF, state-approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education, and licensed by the CT Department of Developmental Services. Along with our founding campus in New Haven, Chapel Haven has a satellite campus called Chapel Haven West, located in Tucson, AZ, and also dedicated to serving adults with excellence.

The following positions are available.

Please use the Apply Now button at the bottom of each listing to submit your application:

Support Coordinator

Recreation Program Staff

Life Skills Instructor

Career Transition Specialist (Per-Diem)

Career Transition Specialist

Certified Special Education Teacher – REACH Program

Certified Special Education Teacher – ASAT Program

Program Instructor Per Diem/Part-Time (ASAT)

Program & Administrative Assistant (CESO)

SAIL Program Staff

Temporary Café Cook

Case Manager


DEPARTMENT: SUPPORTED LIVING

POSITION TITLE: Support Coordinator

SUPERVISION BY: Director of Supported Living

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Flexible (PT and Per Diem hours available; may include weekends)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting clients (Community Members) as they implement their yearly goals and objectives. S/he provides advocacy, case management, and life skills instruction.  Support Coordinators enable Community Members to achieve and maintain an independent life-style in accordance with their capabilities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Direct Care of Community Members
  • Plan, prepare for and schedule annual reviews.  Assist community member in drafting annual individualized care and goals plan based on SC’s annual assessment, reports from other providers, and the community member’s personal goals. Assist client with any changes determined in the annual meeting.
  • Meet with Community Member for the number of hours per week/months as agreed upon with family.  Maintain communication with family, other professionals as determined by annual meeting.
  • Teach nutrition through menu planning, shopping list-making, shopping, proper storage,
  • meal preparation and kitchen safety.  Monitor maintenance of safety and nutrition behaviors.
  • Teach money management: budgeting, banking (on-line incl.), bill payment, receipt filing. Provide guidance on responsible use of money; assist in prioritizing use of personal funds.
  • Teach home/apartment maintenance skills, home safety.  Monitor maintenance.
  • Teach and monitor hygiene of body (and dental) and selection, care, repair of attire. 
  • Supervise/coordinate health maintenance and care with physicians, dentists, therapists and educational programs. Assist clients in maintaining health records to ensure timely check-ups, medication use, immunization updates, routine tests.
  • Provide transportation of clients as needed, use of own vehicle required.
  • Teach interpersonal communication, social and care skills to develop or maintain healthy relationships with family, roommates, friends and colleagues. Assist and/or provide guidance in negotiation skills, settling of disputes.
  • Provide advocacy on community members’ behalf to ensure timely, quality service.
  • Coordinate services from local, state and federal and private agencies, ograms and services ensuring that community member receives appropriate services in a timely and respectful manner.
  • Ensure community member understands her/his rights.
  • Co-facilitate educational/support groups.

Administration

  • Collect and maintain accurate and timely case records, relief notes and other data as required:  Schedule in SLP Planner; current relief notes, case notes, reports due to DMR, BRS and other agencies.
  • Attend agency, program and staff development meetings as required.
  • Represent Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. at community meetings and case review meetings.
  • Other duties as required.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Bachelors Degree in relevant field preferred, and two years experience working with adults with cognitive disabilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Cultural sensitivity and proven ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Excellent oral and written skill. Computer literacy.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Valid CT driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the greater New Haven area.
  • Ability to walk, stand or sit for periods of time.

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Recreation Program Staff

DEPARTMENT: RECREATION

POSITION TITLE: Recreation Program Staff

SUPERVISION BY: Supervisor of Recreation

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: Per Diem, Hours offered Thursday’s-Sunday’s

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RECREATION PROGRAM STAFF POSITION

The job of the Recreation program staff consists of many responsibilities while upholding the Chapel Haven Recreation Department Mission.

Recreation Department Mission: The mission of the Recreation Department at Chapel Haven is to have a client-client focused approach to helping Chapel Haven individuals stay safe and enjoy recreational activities while in the community, focusing on building upon the adult’s independent living skills and social communication skills.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrive at Chapel Haven forty five minutes before each trip is scheduled to leave
  • Work a minimum of three rec trips a month
  • Follow directions provided by the Recreation Supervisor
  • Transport clients to and from any trip or event offered by the Recreation Department, following Chapel Haven’s van usage protocol.
  • Take attendance, handle petty cash following protocol, carry materials needed for the trip i.e. tickets, epi pens, meds & money, meet client needs & support the clients while in the community
  • Complete an electronic evaluation, providing client based feedback as well as general trip feedback
  • Attend monthly department meetings and all agency meetings
  • Special Olympics: assist in coaching Special Olympics sports offered by the Recreation Department, attend weekly practices & competitions and attend SOCT trainings.
  • Best Buddies: Attend weekly assigned Best Buddies nights in Outreach, attend Best Buddies events including Best Buddies Ball, Friendship Walk, etc.
  • Follow Chapel Haven Protocols and report any questions or problems to the Recreation Supervisor immediately

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

High School Diploma

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Experience working with individuals with cognitive and social disabilities

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Valid CT driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain a Valid CT Public Service License Endorsement
  • First Aid & CPR Certification
  • CPI Non Violent Crisis Intervention Certification
  • Problem solving skills, patience, ability to work as a member of a team, organizational skills & leadership skills.
  • Ability to sit, stand and drive for periods of time

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Life Skills Instructor

DEPARTMENT: Residential Life Skills

SUPERVISION BY: Supervisor of Residential and Education Programs

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: As assigned

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

Life Skills Instructors are responsible for teaching basic daily living and social skills to clients living in Chapel Haven’s residential facility.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Teach clients good nutritional habits and related skills; meal and menu planning, sanitary and safe food storage practices, preparing meals (including following multiple-step recipes and cooking), and safety in the kitchen while learning to utilize kitchen equipment; e.g. stove, broiler and George Foreman Grill.
  • Teach apartment maintenance skills, maintaining a clean, neat living environment (use of cleaning products and equipment).
  • Teach personal hygiene and grooming skills, personal functions such as showering, shaving, combing hair, brushing teeth, making appointments for haircuts, manicures, etc.
  • Teach Laundry skills as outlined in laundry task analysis and laundry checklist.
  • Teach problem solving and relationship building skills, instruct residents regarding appropriate social behaviors.
  • Attend small group meetings, meetings with other agency personnel, bi-monthly staff meetings, academic and staff meetings.
  • Complete Case Notes and checklists daily as directed by Supervisor.
  • Participate in staff development activities, including in servicing, inside and out side of Chapel Haven.
  • Maintain medical files as determined by agency nurse.
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed.
  • Administer medication as needed.
  • Provide transportation of residents as needed, use of own vehicle required.
  • Maintain good/effective communication with parents as directed by Supervisor, other professionals (inside and outside of Chapel Haven), community personnel, etc.
  • Other duties as required.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

High School graduate with experience working with individuals who are learning disabled.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Experience working with individuals with learning disabilities or developmental disabilities and some knowledge working with DMR and/or CARF.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Effective judgment, decision-making and communication skills.
  • Ability to follow a schedule.
  • Able to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration Certification.
  • Valid CT driver’s license.
  • Able to obtain Public Service License.
  • Work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Able to adapt to flexible nature of the position.
  • Maintain positive work attitude.
  • Excellent communication and observation skills.
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by DMR and Chapel Haven.
  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for periods of time.

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Career Transition Specialist (Per-Diem, Days)

Supervisor: Executive Director Center for Employment Services and Opportunities (CESO)

Days/Hours: Full-Time, Flexible As assigned by supervisor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The per-diem Career Transition Specialist (CTS) is responsible for supporting CESO clients in all aspects of placement success in career explorations, internships, and employment. The CTS establishes rapport and relationships with employers, families, and other entities to ensure successful placements for clients. Generates work site task analysis that best match the training capabilities and needs of clients with employers’ requirements.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Provides job coaching and stabilization support to clients.
  • Identifies/establishes vocational goals and job interests of clients.
  • Maintains effective communication with employers, clients, and key stakeholders.
  • Provides on the job supports, job seeking skills, and assistance with transportation arrangements as necessary for clients to engage in career exploration, internships, or employment.
  • Supports and/or educates employers or coworkers with respect to the client’s strengths, accommodations, and needs.
  • Provides transportation for clients in circumstances when public transportation cannot be arranged.
  • Trains job coaches on the employer’s requirements for the client and job coach should long-term supports be required.
  • Assists individuals one-on-one and in small groups to achieve their personal and career development goals. This may include facilitating career preparation classes, job development, job coaching, on-boarding, or working with employers to negotiate job duties that align with the skills and interests of the client and the needs of the employer.
  • In a moderate to fast pace, achieves weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual retention goals as prescribed and in accordance with CESO benchmarks.
  • Completes daily, weekly, and monthly documentation as required. Completes reports consistently and accurately.
  • Utilizes CESO’s database and tracking systems.
  • Collaborates on the development and enhancement of the Center for Employment Services and Opportunities and in Career Management Team Meetings.
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Human Services, or related field and/or a minimum of five years’ job development or job coaching experience. Ideal candidates have excellent communication skills, teaching ability, display empathy toward client needs, and balance numerous account relationships.
  • Strong human resource or business experience preferred; experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Knowledge and understanding of adults with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders and the employment challenges and opportunities for this population.
  • Is familiar with customized employment as defined by U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Disability Employment Policy.
  • Ability to effectively balance the needs of two clients: the employer and potential employee (i.e. CESO client) to ensure effectiveness in placements.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task with effective problem solving/decision making abilities. Innovation welcome!
  • Valid CT driver’s license & use of reliable personal vehicle and proof of insurance required. PSL or PSL Eligibility preferred.
  • Computer skills – word, excel, web-based, and database experience preferred.

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Career Transition Specialist

Supervisor: Executive Director
Center for Employment Services and Opportunities (CESO)

Days/Hours: Full-Time, Flexible, As assigned by supervisor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Career Transition Specialist is responsible for supporting CESO clients in all aspects of career transition readiness, job search skills, job placement success, job retention, and work-based learning experiences. Responsible for providing support once placed into employment, work-based learning, supported employment, career exploration, apprenticeship and post-secondary education enrollment services. Establishes rapport and relationships with employers, community colleges and other entities to ensure successful placements with good career pathway opportunities for clients. Generates work site task analysis that best match the training capabilities and needs of clients with employers’ requirement. Establishes thorough knowledge of and referrals to community-based services available to assist clients with independent living.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Establishes and maintains contacts with business and industry; insuring site and job retention; maintains written records of services. Maintains effective communication with employers, clients, and key stakeholders.
  • Provides job coaching and stabilization support to clients.
  • In collaboration with the Career Development Advisor, identifies/establishes vocational goals of clients, as well as task analysis as needed.
  • Provides on the job supports, career exploration assessments, job seeking skill building, and assistance with transportation arrangements as necessary for career exploration, work-based learning, and placement services when public transportation cannot be arranged.
  • Facilitates on the job training, workshops/tutorials, and assists with adjustment and transition to the work environment.
  • Supports and/or educates employers or coworkers with respect to the client’s strengths, accommodations, and needs.
  • Represents CESO at seminars/conferences such as trade and human services sponsored events, stays abreast of employment first approaches/techniques and labor market trends. These events may or may not take place during regular business hours.
  • May perform site development as needed to support the placement of clients.
  • Advocates and communicates with other agencies with regard to confidentiality and participant needs.
  • Trains job coaches on CESO expectations and the employer’s requirements for the client and job coach.
  • Assists individuals one-on-one and in small groups to achieve their personal and career development goals. This may include facilitating career tutorials/workshops, site development, on-boarding, assessments, and/or working with employers to negotiate job duties that align with the skills and interests of the client and the needs of the employer.
  • In a moderate to fast pace, achieves weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual retention goals as prescribed and in accordance with CESO benchmarks.
  • Completes progress reports and documentation as required. Documents consistently and accurately all client services, activities and outcomes. Utilizes CESO’s database and tracking systems and maintains relationships for long-term data reporting.
  • Collaborates on the development and enhancement of the Center for Employment Services and Opportunities and in Career Management Team meetings.
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, ABA, Human Services, or related field and/or a minimum of five years’ related job coaching or industry experience.
  • Ideal candidates have excellent communication skills, teaching ability, display empathy toward client needs, and balance numerous account relationships.
  • Strong combination of client and business experience preferred; experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Knowledge and understanding of adults with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders and the employment challenges and opportunities for this population.
  • Is familiar with customized employment as defined by U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Disability Employment Policy.
  • Ability to effectively balance the needs of two clients: the employer and CESO client.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize information/tasks related to vocational opportunities.
  • Willingness to flex schedule as needed to accommodate client schedules.
  • Valid CT driver’s license & daily use of insured and reliable personal vehicle.
  • Computer skills – word, excel, web-based, and database experience preferred.

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Certified Special Education Teacher – REACH Program

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION

SUPERVISION BY: Director of REACH / BRIDGE, Supervisor of Education and Residential Services

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: 40 hrs/week; M - F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, flexible to accommodate meetings.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Certified Special Education Teacher will teach functional courses with the aim of helping each student meet the Expectations for Graduation. As a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, he or she will participate in creating and implementing Individualized Support Plans complete with goals for each resident.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Teach functional academic, life skills, and pre-vocational classes.
  • Create lesson plans for classes that follow the curriculum guidelines set forth by the Expectations for Independence.
  • Participate in creation and implementation of Individualized Support Plans for each resident, as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Submit progress reports and evaluations to meet Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, DDS, Public School Districts, and other agency requirements.
  • Maintain education files for all students on caseload.
  • Attend all required meetings, including but not limited to: Interdisciplinary Team, departmental, agency staff, Placement and Planning Team.
  • Monitor and implement Individualized Education Plans for all students following them.
  • Administer assessment and screenings as recommended by IEP team,
  • Maintain on-going communication with residents’ parents.

OTHER RELATED DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Provide transportation of residents/students as needed. Use of own vehicle may be required.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or related field.
  • Connecticut Certification in Special Education.
  • Eligibility for/or currently hold Connecticut Certification in Special Education.
  • Eligibility for/or currently hold State DSAP certificate

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working with people with cognitive disabilities.
  • Experience teaching.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to affect and maintain positive working relationships with students, families, staff, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of the PPT/IEP process.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt a flexible schedule as the position requires.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license; ability to obtain Public Service License.
  • Ability to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration Certification.
  • Ability to stand, sit and walk for periods of time

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Certified Special Education Teacher

DEPARTMENT: Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition Program

SUPERVISION BY: Director of Education

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: 40 hrs./wk. Monday-Friday 8am-4pm- flexibility required to meet program needs

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Certified Special Education teacher is responsible for the overall coordination and teaching of the social communicative competence curriculum for all LEA placements. He/she will also coordinate and facilitate the general activity schedule for all program participants in the Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition Program. Additional responsibilities include, teaching adaptive life skills and social competence, coordinating medical appointments, medication administration, data collection, report writing and facilitating team meetings. This position will also provide crisis counseling to students when needed.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Ensure all individual plans are being implemented as require by the IEP.
  • Complete all required paperwork/reports as indicated by the IEP.
  • Communication with parents and school districts.
  • Direct teaching and modeling all aspects of the curriculum such as cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, meal planning, laundry, money management, personal hygiene, and grooming following the Social Communicative Competency (SCC) curriculum.
  • In conjunction with Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP), use the Level System Criteria to develop goals and objectives in order to create lessons/classes tying it into the curriculum.
  • Plan and develop IEP Matrix.
  • Coordinate and facilitate appropriate social interactions among students.
  • Participate in social skill groups with students.
  • In conjunction with SLP, oversee the Assessment for Social Competence and Adaptive Life Skills for each student.
  • Manage day-to-day implementation of the SCC with students that includes behavioral and anxiety management strategies.
  • Meet with SLP for a minimum of one time per month to collaborate on generalization of SCC skills and goals and objectives.
  • Provide emergency substitute coverage for staff as needed, including weekdays, weekends and overnights.
  • Adherence to weekly and daily activity schedules to meet the needs of the program.
  • Ability to appropriately model and implement teaching techniques specific to the curriculum.
  • Appropriately implement of all curriculum domains.
  • Responsible to ensure the use of appropriate curriculum materials.
  • Assisting to design and implement student schedules, to include employment opportunities and academic institutions.
  • Responsible for ensuring academic and employment success in the area of social communicative competence.
  • Direct teaching of Job Preparation skills based on job analysis from Job Developer and manage follow-up job generalization based on feedback from Job Developer and employer.
  • Meet with Job Developer for a minimum of one time per month to collaborate on generalization of skills and vocational goals and objectives.
  • Meet with Program Staff as needed for consulting and creating generalization plans/plans of action to address specific goals and objectives.
  • Provide one-on-one and/or small group curriculum based instruction as assigned or as needed.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of student goals based on assessments.
  • Responsible to ensure accurate data collection relating to each participants performance on individual programs and IEP goals.
  • Responsible for the ongoing assessment of all curriculum domains.
  • Provide students with assistance in social relationships, such as problem solving, peer counseling, appropriate social skills, etc.
  • Provide assistance with community awareness/access, such as assisting with utilizing public transportation, planning community leisure activities, utilizing local business/vendors, etc.
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed.
  • Attend and facilitate student meetings, including 45-day review, annual and semi-annual team, IEP meetings, etc. as required.
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Drive and transport students as needed, use own vehicle as required.
  • Maintain good/effective, consistent communication with parents, other professionals (inside and outside of Chapel Haven), community personnel, etc.
  • Coordinate with program staff to maintain department coverage at all times.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date student files.
  • Participate in staff development activities such as in-service trainings and workshops.
  • Participate on various committees as assigned by supervisor.
  • Attend agency meetings and functions.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Certified Special Education Teacher or eligible for DSAP certification.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or related developmental disabilities. Experience implementing applied behavioral analysis techniques.
  • Experience developing and writing individual support plans, individual goals and reports.
  • Experience in handling crisis situations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Effective judgment and decision-making skills
  • Effective in written and oral communication
  • Able to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration certification
  • Valid Connecticut drivers license.
  • Able to obtain and maintain Public Service License.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Able to adapt to flexible nature of the position.
  • Maintain positive work attitude.
  • Excellent communication and observation skills.
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by Chapel Haven and the Advisory Board.

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Program Instructor Per Diem/Part-Time (ASAT)

DEPARTMENT: Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition Program

SUPERVISION BY: Supervisor of Asperger’s Syndrome Program

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: As assigned by Supervisor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Program Staff is responsible for the overall coordination and teaching of the social communicative competence curriculum. He/she will also coordinate and facilitate the general activity schedule for all program participants in the Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition Program. Additional responsibilities include, teaching adaptive life skills and social competence, coordinating medical appointments, medication administration as needed, data collection, report writing and facilitating team meetings. This position will also provide crisis counseling to students when needed.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Teach and model all aspects of the Social Communicative Competence (SCC) curriculum such as cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, meal planning, laundry, money management, personal hygiene and grooming as well as appropriate social skills.
  • Coordinate and facilitate appropriate social interactions among students.
  • Participate in social skill groups with students.
  • Facilitate individual plans of service for each student.
  • Contribute to the Assessment for Social Competence and Adaptive Life Skills for each student.
  • Manage day-to-day implementation of the SCC with students that includes behavioral and anxiety management strategies.
  • Provide emergency substitute coverage for staff as needed, including weekdays, weekends and overnights.
  • Adherence to weekly and daily activity schedules to meet the needs of the program.
  • Ability to appropriately model and implement teaching techniques specific to the curriculum.
  • Appropriately implement all of curriculum domains.
  • Responsible to ensure the use of appropriate curriculum materials.
  • Responsible for implementing student schedules, to include employment opportunities and academic institutions.
  • Responsible for ensuring academic and employment success in the area of social communicative competence.
  • Act as a liaison between Chapel Haven, the academic and business communities.
  • Assume major role in coordination and implementation of all students programs.
  • Responsible for the implementation of each participant individualized program.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of student goals based on assessments.
  • Responsible to ensure accurate data collection relating to each participant’s performance on individual programs.
  • Responsible for the ongoing assessment of all curriculum domains.
  • Provide students with assistance in social relationships, such as problem solving, peer counseling, appropriate social skills, etc.
  • Provide assistance with community awareness/access, such as assisting with utilizing public transportation, planning community leisure activities, utilizing local business/vendors, etc.
  • Assist students with vacation request forms and student vacation schedule.
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed.
  • Administer medication as needed.
  • Attend and facilitate student meetings, including 45-day review, annual and semi-annual team meetings, etc. as required.
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Drive and transport students as needed, use own vehicle as required.
  • Maintain good/effective, consistent communication with parents, other professionals (inside and outside of Chapel Haven), community personnel, etc.
  • Facilitate group activities as assigned.
  • Coordinate with program staff to maintain department coverage at all times.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date student files.
  • Participate in mandatory on-call rotations.
  • Participate in staff development activities such as in-service trainings and workshops.
  • Participate on various committees as assigned by supervisor.
  • Attend agency meetings and functions.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or related developmental disabilities. Experience implementing applied behavioral analysis techniques.
  • Experience developing and writing individual support plans, individual goals and reports.
  • Experience in handling crisis situations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Effective judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Effective in written and oral communication.
  • Able to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration certification as needed.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license.
  • Able to obtain and maintain Public Service License.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Able to adapt to flexible nature of the position.
  • Maintain positive work attitude.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Excellent communication and observation skills.
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by Chapel Haven and the Advisory Board.

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Program & Administrative Assistant (CESO)

Supervisor: Executive Director, Center for Employment Services and Opportunities (CESO)

Days/Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm or 8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Center for Employment Services and Opportunities (CESO) is seeking an individual who is highly organized and understands the processes of an employment services and vocational opportunities program. As an Administrative Assistant, he/she will be a master scheduler with the responsibility of ensuring that various processes and timelines for CESO are followed closely to ensure the most efficient client services as possible. The applicant must be able to work alone and be able to communicate professionally with team members across the entire department. Primary responsibilities are to support the Executive Director and CESO department with operational day-to-day duties, as well as to provide support in client scheduling, operations, and administrative tasks. May perform Ad-hoc projects for various CESO departments and organization initiatives.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Scheduling: Maintains various CESO schedules and report calendars to ensure that sites are full staffed and that reports and related documentation is accurate and timely. Acts as point of contact for CESO department staff call outs and works to resolve scheduling issues, including offering coverage as needed. Ensures that employees receive schedules in a timely manner and that hours for clients/students and staff is properly recorded. Manages department’s transportation schedule
  • Administrative Support: Provides assistance to supervisor, preserving the confidential nature of items of which they have knowledge. Must maintain the department’s client/student files and supply inventory. Routinely performs filing, scanning, data entry, answers phones, copying, faxing, mail, and other general office duties as assigned. Demonstrates superior customer service skills when answering phones and greeting visitors/staff. Reconciles billing/receipts, inventory, and prepares purchase order requests. Creates internal/external correspondence and documents using Microsoft Office.
  • Coordinates and communicates meetings, minutes, and assists in preparation of weekly, monthly or quarterly reports.
  • Documents key information into database and spreadsheets. Compiles client data, tracks and monitors data using Excel and database – must have familiarity with Excel functions, formulas, and charts.
  • Performs short and long term follow up calls for placed clients.
  • Provides general information and documents to employers, CESO clients, and prospects; refers questions and applications to appropriate staff for further information and problem resolution.
  • Communicates with directors when there are significant concerns.
  • Provides staff coverage for student/client support as needed (job coaching, instruction, transportation, document assistance, etc.).

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ideal candidates have knowledge and understanding of adults with developmental and social disabilities.
  • Proficiency in Outlook, Word and Excel required.
  • Associate’s degree in a business or related field required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Organized, detail oriented and follows-through. Able to multi-task and produce in a fast paced, team oriented environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Administrative Assistant: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Daily access to personal vehicle with valid motor vehicle insurance. Willingness to transport clients/students in personal and/or company vehicle required.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license; ability to obtain Public Service License.

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SAIL Program Staff

DEPARTMENT: SAIL Program – Community Programs

SUPERVISION BY: SAIL Program Manager

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: As assigned / Evenings/Weekends -Flexible to accommodate the needs of the program

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

SAIL Program Staff, are expected and responsible for teaching and providing support in the areas of daily living and social skills to individuals living in the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. SAIL Program.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Teach, model and support individuals with meal planning, grocery shopping and meal preparation which includes; good nutritional habits and related skills; meal and menu planning, sanitary and safe food storage practices, preparing meals (including following multiple-step recipes and cooking), and safety in the kitchen while learning to utilize kitchen equipment; e.g. stove, broiler and George Foreman Grill.
  • Teach, model and support individuals with personal hygiene and grooming, including showering, shaving, teeth brushing, organizing dressers, picking an appropriate outfit etc.
  • Teach, model and provide assistance with laundry skills, such as, laundry preparation, detergent use, washer/dryer operation, including: drying, folding, putting away laundry.
  • Teach, model and provide assistance with apartment maintenance, such as proper cleaning skills, identifying and using cleaning tools and products, etc.
  • Teach, model and provide assistance with social relationships, such as problem solving, peer counseling, appropriate social skills, etc.
  • Teach, model and provide assistance with community awareness/access, such as assisting with utilizing public transportation, planning community leisure activities, utilizing local business/vendors, etc.
  • Complete daily progress notes for individuals based on their individual goals and objectives as outlined in their individual plan.
  • Participate and provide written reports based on individuals’ goals for an annual or six month review.
  • Attend small group meetings, meetings with other agency personnel, staff meetings and academic meetings.
  • Participate in staff development activities, including in servicing, inside and out side of Chapel Haven.
  • Attend medical appointments as needed and directed by the SAIL Program Manager
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed; teach, support and assist individuals with problem solving
  • Provide medication oversight and assist individuals with medication administration as outlined.
  • Provide transportation of individuals as directed by the SAIL Program Manager, use of own vehicle may be required.
  • Facilitate SAIL recreational or volunteer activities as assigned; providing support and guidance
  • Maintain positive and professional communication with the parents, (inside and outside of the SAIL Program/Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc), etc.
  • Other duties as required by the SAIL Program Manager

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

High School graduate with experience working with individuals who are learning disabled.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Experience working with individuals with learning disabilities or developmental disabilities and some knowledge working with DDS and/or CARF.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Can demonstrate effective judgment, decision-making and communication skills
  • Computer literacy (i.e. word, excel, outlook)
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to follow a schedule, take direction and the initiative to follow through
  • Able to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration Certification as required.
  • Hold a Valid CT driver’s license.
  • Able to obtain and maintain Public Service License.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently in order to execute program policies and procedures
  • Maintain positive work attitude and relationships
  • Presents a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and observation skills
  • Ability to climb stairs, bend, sit, stand, and walk for periods of time
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by DDS and Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc.

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Temporary Café Cook

Supervisor: Café Operations Manager & Culinary Instructor

Days/Hours: Per Diem, Flexible, As assigned by Supervisor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Chapel Haven Schleifer Center (CHSC) Café is a short order style café serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. In addition, the Café provides catering to onsite luncheon events and weeknight group dinners. We are looking for a temporary cook to prepare breakfast and lunch orders. The cook will also assist in the preparation and execution of food for onsite events including days, evenings and weekends as needed.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Set up and prepare breakfast and lunch orders following all food and workplace safety guidelines
  • Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods such as egg variations including omelets, hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, salads and smoothies
  • Multitask working both the hot line and sandwich station
  • Preparation of soups, sauces, dressings and other menu items as needed
  • Clean and sanitize workstation, equipment and food prep areas
  • Proper food storage following FIFO and proper food safety guidelines for labeling
  • Provides coaching and stabilization support to client Café employees
  • In the absence of the Café Manager, assist with daily point of sale and ordering systems
  • Prep, set up and break down during occasional evening and weekend events
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience as short order cook with food safety certification(s)
  • Minimum of ServSafe® Food Handler certificate required, ServSafe® Manager Certification preferred
  • Experience working with adults with disabilities is preferred
  • Ideal candidates have excellent communication skills, teaching ability, and display empathy toward client needs
  • Ability to effectively balance the needs of two clients: the customer and Cafe employee
  • Ability to prioritize and organize information/tasks related to Café operations
  • Willingness to flex schedule as needed to accommodate Café and client needs
  • Valid CT driver’s license
  • Computer skills – word, excel, web-based, and database experience preferred

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Case Manager

DEPARTMENT: COMMUNITY PROGRAMS – Supported Living

SUPERVISION BY: Director of Community Programs

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB: 40 Hours Flexible (may include evening and/or weekend hours)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The case manager is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in providing case management services for persons served and their families to ensure the delivery of appropriate medical, educational, vocational, social, residential and other services as well as conformance with Federal Medicaid Waiver Reimbursement Program regulations when specifically assigned. The case manager is the primary liaison between Chapel Haven Schleifer Center and funding agencies (Department of Developmental Services, local Board of Education, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services), parents/families, and other providers. The case manager is responsible for writing timely, comprehensive reports, attending scheduled community member focused meetings, completing and filing all necessary paperwork and supervising program staff when assigned to do so. The case manager provides direct care support with community members when needed.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Carry a caseload, facilitates, assesses, and evaluates individual’s services and needs in the home or program setting.
  • Provides services in the office, home and/or community to meet the unique needs of individuals served and families served.
  • Generate, compile and maintain accurate and timely completion of all required documentation and case files including but not limited to progress notes, individual support plans, semi-annual progress reports, goals and objectives/action plans, emergency information sheets, attendance/billing records and DDS related documentation as necessary.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors the Individual Support Plan with input from the individual and family based on the desired outcomes and personal preferences including individualized goals and objectives (i.e. Action Plan). Monitors implementation of specific program recommendations.
  • Coordinates and facilitates interdisciplinary/planning and support team meetings to develop, review and/or modify individual service plans; coordinates integration of day program, residential, vocational, recreational, medical and other services provided to each individual and ensures service delivery.
  • Responsible for applying for and maintaining all applicable Federal, State and Local entitlements as applicable to those on the caseload. This may include monthly wage reporting and completion of DSS Redeterminations.
  • Ensure service delivery with Community Member for the number of hours per week/months as agreed upon with planning and support team or as reflected in DDS authorization.
  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of billing, attendance and other similar financial duties as required.
  • Work with community member to establish and maintain weekly schedule to assure structure in daily living. Assure that all appointments with case manager, program staff, physicians, employers, therapists, etc. are on schedule.
  • Familiarity with Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) requirements i.e. calling in/calling out, billing, scheduling, etc. assist EVV Coordinator and program staff with scheduling of direct care needs, etc. for all individuals on caseload.
  • Advocates for community member’s rights, needs, and access to opportunities.
  • Provide transportation of community members as needed, use of own vehicle required.
  • In the event of inadequate staffing levels or job action must be available to provide substitute coverage for community members as needed.
  • Performs occasional unannounced supervisory visits to ensure program staff are performing direct care tasks as assigned/scheduled.
  • On-call rotation and working occasionally on nights and/or weekends may be required to meet the needs of individuals served on caseload.
  • Attend agency, program and staff development activities/meetings as required.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree in human service field. At least two (2) years’ experience working with adults with developmental and social disabilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Considerable knowledge of services and community resources available to persons with intellectual disabilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate comfortably with families and professionals.
  • Proficiency in correspondence and report writing; considerable ability to develop realistic goals and objectives.
  • Exhibit strong organizational abilities; ability to prioritize a constantly changing workload.
  • Flexible and able to multi-task.
  • Strong ability to problem solve and develop creative solutions.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate competence with computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must have current valid CT driver license.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to participate in physical activity.
  • Ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Light to moderate lifting.
  • Ability to do moderate bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.
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