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Looking to join a great team and a growing organization? Have a passion for watching people succeed in life? Gateway to Learning may be looking for someone just like you.

Life Skills Coach

The Life Skills Coach is responsible for the support of the implementation of individual Person Centered Plans utilizing evidenced based practices, methodologies and techniques for lifelong learners with intellectual challenges and/or developmental disabilities, including but not limited to those related to Community Based Instruction. Reporting directly to the Director of Operations and Quality Assurance, the Life Skills Coach provides encouragement, support, and individualized coaching, training and guidance to participants in all areas of life skills development and works in partnership with the Life Skills Instructor, and collaboratively with the Director of Programming and all Gateway to Learning teams.  This is an hourly position from 8:45am – 3:00pm, plus occasional staff meetings and professional development in-service days.

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • 1+ years working with individuals with IC/DD, preferred but not required

  • Must be eligible to be a Direct Support Professional per Illinois regulations and maintain

  • Ability to work with families and community members

  • Must be show initiative

  • Must be a “team player” and be able to work well with others

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds for intermittent lifting

 

Life Skills Instructor

The Life Skills Instructor is responsible for the implementation of individual Person Centered Plans utilizing evidenced based practices, methodologies and techniques for lifelong learners with intellectual challenges and/or developmental disabilities, including but not limited to those related to Community Based Instruction. Reporting directly to the Director of Operations and Quality Assurance, the Life Skills Instructor works collaboratively with the Director of Programming and the Program Specialist, the Life Skills Instructor and Coach Teams and provides daily lessons and individualized instruction to participants.  This is an hourly position from 8:45am – 3:00pm, plus occasional staff meetings and professional development in-service days.

Qualifications

  • BA required

  • 1+ years working with individuals with IC/DD

  • Must be a certified as a Direct Support Professional per Illinois regulations

  • Ability to work with families and community members

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Must be a “self-starter” and show initiative

  • Must be a “team player” and be able to work well with others

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds for intermittent lifting.

 

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