Skills Trainer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-789898
    • Job Location: Broward County , FL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 15, 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.

Schedule: Non Exempt

  • Schedule will be provided based on program needs, evenings and weekends required
  • Must be flexible to meet program needs

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide intensive supervision and a structured daily behavior management program
  • Provide activities to match the youth’s needs
  • Encourage prosocial behaviors for each youth
  • Coordinate with the program leadership and the foster parents to manage the rewards, privileges, and consequences of the system
  • Provide skills training and coaching for identified behaviors outlined in the youth’s treatment plan(behavior management skills, communication skills, coping skills, problem solving or study skills)
  • Document each skills training session on the appropriate forms and turn them into the program staff in a timely fashion each week
  • 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 supervisor
  • Receive training and ongoing supervision to implement the treatment

Experience and Skills:

  • High school diploma required
  • One year of experience working with youth and families
  • Training in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention preferred
  • Ability to actively participant on a treatment team
  • Ability to maintain and uphold professional boundaries
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally
  • Ability to work effectively and patiently with others in difficult and/or stressful situations
  • Ability to work within treatment models and acceptable behavior management principles to encourage behavior change
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License required
  • Safe and dependable vehicle required

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.