Skills Trainer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-787017
    • Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 24, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Program Manager and in cooperation with all TFFC and other agency personnel, executes the approved program to assist youth in identifying and acquiring the skills needed to establish and achieve personal goals. Maintains professionalism in all areas, including confidentiality.

HOURS PER WEEK: Non-Exempt

  • Regular hours entail 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
  • Must be able to flex schedule to meet program needs

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide skills training and life skills coaching to delinquent and conduct-disordered youth
  • Provide intensive supervision and a structured daily behavior management program
  • Provide activities to match the child’s needs, as specified by the Program Manager
  • Encourage pro-social behaviors for each youth
  • Coordinate with the Program Manager and the foster parents to manage the rewards, privileges, and consequences of this system
  • Provide skills training and coaching for identified behaviors outlined in the child’s treatment plan
  • Provide skills training to each program youth one or more times per week or as determined by the Program Manager. These skills may include behavior management skills, communication skills coping skills problem solving or study skills. Conduct role playing, teaching, debriefing, or other strategies
  • Receive training and ongoing supervision to implement the treatment
  • Document each skills training session on the appropriate forms and turn them into the program staff in a timely fashion each week
  • Receive consultation and supervision from the Program Manager.
  • Attend weekly treatment team meetings. The skills trainer will immediately report emergencies such as runaways, accidents, or medical problems
  • Provide hourly respite and transportation for program youth as needed as defined by Program Manager

Experience and Skills:

  • High School Diploma required
  • Bachelor degree, preferred
  • Ability to observe a child’s behavior and implement a behavior management program on a daily basis
  • Ability to implement a skills training program
  • Knowledge of facility with behavior management principles in creating behavior change is desirable
  • Demonstrate conceptual understanding of developmentally appropriate behavior for children/adolescents in the home, school, and community
  • Ability to establish a strong relationship with a child or adolescent
  • Ability to provide skill-building training to assist a child in acquisition of new skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with Program Manager to implement youth’s program; accept supervision well; be readily available for consultation; attend meetings; complete assigned paperwork
  • Must meet required state certification or other licensing criteria
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License
  • Vehicle Required: Must be safe and dependable

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Word processing: Including responding to e-mails, composing letters, completing computerized documentation, transcribing minutes for meetings, etc, involves sitting at a computer for several hours a day
  • Completing paperwork -Such as copying, stapling
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Sit in and/or drive a vehicle up to several hours
  • Walk up/down stairs

Benefits

As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.