The Kennedy Center, Inc. Community Inclusion Counselor in Trumbull, Connecticut
Community Inclusion Counselor
Salary: $27,925 annually
Create and implement a wide range of community inclusion programs with individuals with disabilities or neurological impairments.
May serve as Case Manager for assigned consumers which may include: physical assessment, independent living skills training, job placement and coaching, leisure activities, crisis intervention, advocacy, community based assessments.
Implement independent living skill instruction, including, but not limited to budgeting; grooming; home maintenance; food preparation; and the purchasing of items of basic need (food, clothing, and other incidentals).
Provide vocational training and career counseling to prepare individuals for supported employment and/or competitive employment by acquainting consumers with satisfactory work habits, rules and job skills.
Bachelors Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or related field.
Masters Degree preferred.
One year Vocational Rehabilitation experience required with particular emphasis on job development.
One year experience in working with persons with disabilities, cognitive or neurological impairments preferred.
Valid Drivers License.
You are required to be in possession of a car on site during your entire shift to transport yourself and/or consumers to community sites in all weather conditions and throughout all neighborhoods.
Must maintain CPI, CPR and First Aid certification.
Work a flexible schedule that may include early mornings, evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
May provide hands on personal care which may include toileting, feeding, cleaning and all other activities of daily living skills.
May require the ability to transfer individuals requiring personal hygiene care.
May require the physical endurance to use physical crisis intervention techniques.
May provide physical interventions which may include lifting, mobility, first aid and safety evacuations.
May be required to communicate in another language and understand another culture i.e., Spanish, sign language.