Position Title: Basic Skills Trainer
Reports To: Clinical Director
Position Summary: Provide Rehabilitative Mental Health (RMH) interventions designed to reduce cognitive and behavioral impairments and restore recipients to their highest level of functioning. BST services are provided to recipients with age and developmentally inappropriate cognitive and behavioral skills. BST services help recipients acquire (learn) constructive cognitive and behavioral skills through positive reinforcement, modeling, operant conditioning, and other training techniques.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Basic living and self-care skills - Instruct recipients how to manage their daily lives. Instruct recipients on safe and appropriate behaviors in a variety of settings. Teach recipients methods of managing time and prioritizing their daily activities. Ensure that recipients learn necessary skills to begin independent living
- Social skills - Teach recipients to identify and comprehend the physical, emotional, and interpersonal needs of others to attain appropriate interaction with peers and persons in the community.
- Communication skills - Teach recipients to communicate their physical, emotional, and interpersonal needs to others in the appropriate manner, place, and time.
- Parental training - Provide training to the recipient’s parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) to assist parents in continuing the recipient’s RMH care in home and community based settings. Parental training must be recipient centered. Provide recipients with parenting techniques in support of established goals.
- Prepare recipients for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks. Adapt teaching techniques and educational materials to meet recipients’ varying needs and interests.
- Monitor recipients’ performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy program standards, training requirements, and objectives. Observe recipients to determine strengths, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics. Establish clear objectives for all sessions and communicate those objectives to recipients.
- Other related duties as required and assigned by supervisor.
- Maintain Client and Organization Confidentiality at all times.
- At least 21 years of age;
- High school diploma or GED required;
- Bachelor’s degree in Sociology or other social services related field from an accredited college or university preferred;
- Minimum one year experience teaching or assisting youth with daily living activities;
- Must have experience performing case management, and writing case notes;
- Good knowledge of health & human services principles and practices to include behavioral management methods, social and family systems, cognitive behavioral education, and case management methods;
- Microsoft Office Experience (Word, Excel)
- Experience working with a diverse population;
- Valid Nevada driver’s license is required and must maintain personal extended insurance.
- Satisfactory fingerprint background check required as a condition of employment. Successful completion of a federal and state criminal background check to include:
A history of law-abiding behavior
Felonies, misdemeanors, illegal drug use, DUI/DWI, adverse driving convictions and employment history may make individuals ineligible for continuation in current position.
- CPR/First Aide certification for Adult/Infant required
- TB Test Documentation
- Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to maintain information as highly confidential
- Basic knowledge of human behavior or principles of psychology useful
- Use of appropriate social skills in a variety of settings required
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred