Company Description: Founded in 1984, the College Internship Program (CIP) is one of the most comprehensive programs in the world for assisting young adults with Asperger’s, High-functioning Autism, ADHD, NLD and other Learning Differences. Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults can build happy and productive lives.
We offer full year and summer programs in Massachusetts, Florida, Indiana, California and New York. We have a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on helping post-secondary students succeed in college, employment, and independent living while making the transition from adolescence to young adulthood. The CIP program focuses on real-life skills in areas such as social thinking, executive functioning, sensory processing and wellness.
Life Skills Coordinator
The College Internship Program (CIP) is a comprehensive post-secondary program offering individualized academic, social, career and life skills support for young adults with Asperger's, ADHD and other Learning Differences. Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD and other Learning Differences can build happy and productive lives.
Our Berkshire Center location is looking for a full-time Life Skills Coordinator to manage our Life Skills Department. The job of the Life Skills Coordinator is to coordinate all aspects of the residential and recreational programs by performing the duties below. Candidates must be open to late afternoon and at least 1 weekend day shift.
Core Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversees all students in their residential settings providing a safe environment for learning the skills necessary for independence
• Uses appropriate judgment to handle student issues and when necessary uses de-escalation techniques and other strategies
• Teaches students in all aspects involved in apartment cleanliness and maintenance as well as instructs staff as to the appropriate procedures and levels of expectation
• Conducts menu planning and grocery shopping training along with daily cooking instruction and kitchen clean up.
• Conducts appropriate Executive Functioning appointments with students based on their needs and coordinates with staff accordingly
• Encourages physical fitness and healthy lifestyles. Implements physical activity into required weekend activities as needed
• Oversees the safety and maintenance of CIP vehicles such as making service appointments, keeping the vehicles clean, and performs weekly safety checks
• Communicates with staff across all departments regarding student’s Life Skills goals and objectives in order to facilitate student programming
• Reviews and collaborates on input from the day staff and relays this information to Life Skills staff in order to carry out appropriate evening support plans
• Trains the department staff to work collaboratively with students to initiate positive group interactions when possible
• Arranges and plans weekend activities for students according to required type and number of activities and takes the proper steps for implementing alternate activities. Plans and coordinates weekly potlucks for the students
• Conducts roommate meetings in order to facilitate appropriate communication in the student’s residences
• Performs individual cooking instruction with students as per the proper guidelines. Ensures staff are capable and understand the expectations of these sessions
• Attends weekly department head meetings as required providing appropriate input. Holds weekly Life Skills Department meetings to disseminates information
• Assists with minor physical site and apartment issues
• Performs any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Student Life Services
Education, Skills, and Requirements:
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, planning, prioritizing, and organizational skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Belief in and knowledge of the potential abilities and skills of people living with learning and attention differences, Asperger's, high functioning autism, and related hidden disabilities.
• Strong work ethic and ability to multitask
• Ability to get along with others in a fast-paced environment
• Experience working in Special Education and with our population desirable
• Professional, highly responsible, punctual, and reliable
• Competent in standard office related software and systems
• Some on-call hours may be required
• Some weekend hours may be required
• Some travel may be required
• Clean driving record required
To apply, please submit your resume with a cover letter detailing how your experience meets the requirements of the position.