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Life Skills Coach

Company: College Internship Program Inc
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

About CIPWe're the College Internship Program (CIP), and we've been helping young adults on the autism spectrum and with learning differences find success in college, employment, and independent living in our centers across the US since 1984. CIP's programs are specially designed to help young adults make successful transitions from adolescence to young adulthood. Our vision is to challenge the norms of what people with learning differences can achieve. Position OverviewThe Life Skills Coach works with students in helping them to become well-rounded, informed citizens who can live independent and self-sufficient lives as well as navigate the community. Candidates must have evening and weekend availability. Objectives

  • Assist student in building independent living skills competencies and routines to develop the ability to live independently after CIP
  • Engage students in productively exploring and connecting within the community
  • Ensure a high level of health and safety within one's living environment and the community Standard Activities
  • Oversees students in their residential settings providing a safe environment for learning skills necessary for independence
  • Possesses detailed knowledge of emergency and safety procedures and attends regular trainings on related topics
  • Teaches students all aspects involved in apartment cleanliness and maintenance
  • Conducts grocery shopping with student as well as individual or group cooking instruction and kitchen clean up
  • Conducts appropriate Executive Functioning appointments with students based on their needs and coordinates with staff accordingly
  • Provide or coordinate student transportation on travel days
  • Supervises student weekend activities
  • Conducts roommate meetings in order to facilitate appropriate communication in the student's residences
  • Assist students in handling challenges and when necessary uses de-escalation techniques and other strategies
  • Communicate student progress and challenges to Life Skills Coordinator
  • Receives input from other direct support functions in order to carry out appropriate evening support plans
  • Assists with minor residential maintenance issues
  • Other duties as required Required Education / Experience
  • Associate's degree (or in pursuit of) from an accredited institution in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or a related field. Bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • Proficient with office utility computer software programs and a quick learner in new technologies Preferred Education / ExperienceExperience in the field of autism and/or learning disabilities especially in a residential setting TravelMinimal travel outside of local area PI128156264

Keywords: College Internship Program Inc, Berkeley , Life Skills Coach, Education / Teaching , Berkeley, California

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