Youth Autism Support Counselor

Summary: 

Responsible for implementing the plan of care for children with Autism. Working with participants and their family to improve socialization, self-help, communication and/or pre-vocational skills.  Work will be performed at various locations including The League buildings, and other community locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·Communicate with participant, families, professional staff and community members in a person-center manner.

· Teach skills in areas such as self-advocacy, daily living skills, socialization, leisure, basic academics, motor skills, communication, and behavior.

· Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring, and updating of assigned participant's Individual Plan.

· Assist assigned participant with personal hygiene and toileting as needed.

· Provide transportation for assigned participant(s), which may include use of personal vehicle or League vehicle.

· Maintain complete and accurate participant documentation.

· Provide mobility monitoring and/or training, as needed.

· Facilitate building participant’s self-esteem through positive interactions.

· Plan and initiate age-appropriate community activities.

· Communicate programmatic needs to Program Management.

· Demonstrate the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect)

Education and/or Experience:

At least 100 hours of volunteer or employment experience working with children or adults with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities as a service provider or family member; 1 year preferred.

High School diploma or GED required, college coursework in a related field preferred.

Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Access to reliable automobile with valid insurance, with a valid driver’s license (not provisional license) with no more than 3 points.

Must possess basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Outlook.

Able to work a flexible schedule (day, evening and weekend shifts available).

Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

© 2019 by The League for People with Disabilities Inc.

A not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible.

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