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Job Description:
The LARC School to Community Transition Program works with students 18-21 years old with ASD, emotional, and/ or intellectual challenges. There is a strong emphasis on social /life skill development, speech and language therapy, occupational and physical therapy, sensory integration and assistive technology.
The successful candidate should possess an understanding of and an appreciation for Universal Design for Transition, knowledge of best practice, curriculum instruction and assessment. Must be able to encourage students to work to the best of their abilities and to take pride in their achievements, providing a stimulating environment in which students learn, interact and grow academically, socially and emotionally.
Competencies:
• Experience in a classroom for students with autism and other developmental disabilities as well as challenging behaviors.
• Good leadership, strong teaching, organizational and team work skills are a must.
• Collaboratively work with Instructional Job Coaches to provide vocational skills instruction in varied community settings.
• Work alongside students to complete a variety of vocational tasks in a supportive, structured and nurturing environment. Flexible approach so service specific, as well as overall system needs can be met.
• Manage a caseload of up to 10 students within classroom and community settings, including implementing academic and behavioral programming and overseeing the implementation of each students IEP.
Essentials Duties and Responsibilities:
Consistently maintains an appropriate learning environment according to established policies and procedures, as evidenced by supervisor observation.
Recognizes students' strengths and weaknesses and demonstrates creative approaches in working with students with varying abilities, as evidenced by student progress, review of records and supervisor observations.
Consistently maintains established classroom routines and procedures and performs job specific assignments in the classroom. Completes required written communications accurately and expeditiously, as evidenced by review of student records, feedback from families and supervisor observations classroom, as evidenced by supervisor observations.
Consistently demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of policies and protocols and executes them in a manner that minimizes escalating behaviors while promoting the emotional and physical safety of the students, as evidenced by supervisor observations.
Effectively uses psychological and physical management techniques to manage violent or potentially violent situations consistent with Physical Management Training (PMT), Supports flexibility in job assignment by responding positively to change in daily work assignments, as evidenced by supervisor observations.
Actively participates in the acquisition and application of new skills through continuing education that reflect current practice and clinical trends in field of licensure and in required trainings (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Validation), as evidenced by educational record and supervisor observations.
Completes required written communications accurately and expeditiously, as evidenced by review of student records, feedback from families and supervisor observations.

Telephone: 860-482-9364
Email: pfritz@litchfieldarc.org

• Location: Northwest Connecticut, Torrington

• Post ID: 20465872 nwct
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