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Independent Living Skills Instructor

College Living Experience
Monterey County, CA
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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*Job Title: Independent Living Skills Instructor- CLE *
*Reports To: Independent Living Skills Coordinator *
*FLSA Status: Non-Exempt *

This position is responsible for assessing skills, abilities, and comprehension levels of special needs students and providing appropriate instruction and guidance to assure student success in performing independent living functions.

As an ILS Instructor you are accountable for students' overall development of skills necessary for activities of daily living. This position is responsible for assisting in assessing individual student functioning levels and providing direct instruction across settings and areas scope of ILS instruction as outlined in the ILS inventory, including but not limited to: health & wellness; personal appearance & hygiene; emergency and safety sills; food management, budgeting and financial organization; housekeeping; housing,; transportation; community integration; and legal rights. This position requires both individual and group instruction.

*ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES *include, but are not limited to, the following:

\_\_\_\_\_\_1. Assists ILS Coordinator or supervisor in completing CLE ILS Inventories to assess each student's current functioning level; responsible for documentation of all student data at set frequency on the ILS inventory.

\_\_\_\_\_\_2. Using CLE's financial curriculum, provides direct instruction to students, on a weekly basis, to build financial competencies.

\_\_\_\_\_\_3. Consistently provides comprehensive, effective instruction to assigned student(s) in the applicable subject matter, evaluating the student's needs and tailoring the ILS session to accommodate those needs.

\_\_\_\_\_\_4. Teaches students individually and in small groups how to clean and properly maintain all aspects of their home including bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and common areas.

\_\_\_\_\_\_5. Leads small groups in healthy cooking classes. Uses current resources to to teach a range of simple to more complex recipes. Models for students

appropriate use of kitchen tools and ensure that the student learns to perform these skills on their own.

\_\_\_\_\_\_6. Visually verifies student's medication is filled in weekly organizer.

Verbally verifies with the student that they are taking their medication and may assist to ensure refills are up to date. Medication organization may be in conjunction with ILS Co or Director of Psychological Services.

\_\_\_\_\_\_7. Assists students in making weekly meal plans and grocery lists.

\_\_\_\_\_\_8. Models appropriate hygiene for students and facilitates student instruction on hygiene and personal appearance.

\_\_\_\_\_\_9. Provides instruction to increase student independence regarding: benefits, housing, financial, legal issues, company policies, social norms.

\_\_\_\_\_\_10. Instructs small groups including but not limited to: health, hygiene, fitness, transportation, community awareness, safety

\_\_\_\_\_\_11. Controls the learning environment by removing/eliminating any auditory or visual distractions that interfere with the student's ability to focus on the subject matter. (i.e., instructing other students to move to another area).

\_\_\_\_\_\_12. Reports immediately to supervisor any issues observed during visits to the student's apartment. Issues consist of any concerns that jeopardize the well- being of the student but specifically include the following: Responses to the following issues will be developed based on individual needs and circumstances.

a. The presence of any illegal drugs, such as marijuana or cocaine. b. The presence of alcohol, beer or wine, including empty alcoholic beverage containers. c. The presence of a non-CLE individual living in the student's apartment. d. Conversations or other indications that the student desires to hurt or kill him/herself.

\_\_\_\_\_\_13. Assess student's current level of involvement in the community, including educational activities, clubs, organizations, cultural activities, to build socialization, leisure and recreational skills.

\_\_\_\_\_\_14. Works closely with interagency resources, student, family, and CLE staff to develop a collaborative model of service delivery.

\_\_\_\_\_\_15. Develops, instructs, and maintains individualized instructional strategies and modifications specific to student in efforts to increase independence and efficiencies such as written instructions, auditory reminders, visual schedules etc.

\_\_\_\_\_\_16. Records observations in BestNotes. Completes notes on student instructional sessions in the CLE within 24 hours and reports all questions and concerns to the ILS Coordinator or supervisor within the same time frame.
Actively details any concerns related to student performance and progress.

\_\_\_\_\_\_17. Participates in weekly or bi-weekly staff meetings as part of ongoing training as well as strategy development and curriculum design for individual student and group session needs.

\_\_\_\_\_\_18. Manages or participates in other projects as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. An individual must be able to perform their duties in a positive work mode and serve as a positive role model and influence for clients and peers. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's degree in related field with 2-5 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in executive functioning and deficits of young adults with Learning Disabilities and Pervasive
Developmental Disabilities, as well as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is preferred.

Proficiency is required in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Valid state driver's license with appropriate endorsement.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


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Ability to perform basic math functions and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to think and act quickly and calmly in an emergency and make independent decisions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally be required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to
10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move a minimum of 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distant, and peripheral vision, color and depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment for this position is a typical office setting but requires frequent travel. When travelling, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

*Employee Declaration *
I have reviewed and understand the job functions of this position and state that I can perform the essential functions without accommodations. \_\_\_\_Yes\_\_\_\_No

If an accommodation is needed, please describe the reasonable accommodation required for you to perform these essential job functions.

Work Remotely
* No

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $16.00 - $16.20 per hour

* Dental insurance
* Vision insurance
* Monday to Friday
* Night shift
* Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
All students and employees engage in safety protocols as outlined by the CDC

* Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)
* special education: 1 year (Preferred)

* Driver's License (Preferred)
* CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location
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