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Requisition Number 16-0090
Post Date 2/16/2016
Title Mentor
Company Kelberman Center, Inc.
Status Full Time and Part Time available
Shift Flexible Schedule
City Utica, Rome, Morrisville, Verona, Richfield Spgs
Description A Mentor is responsible to implement and monitor individualized habilitation plans, in compliance with state, federal and Agency regulations and operating standards. The Mentor works directly with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) providing habilitative (skill building) and behavioral support. The Mentor will work to increase skill level and decrease challenging behaviors of individuals with autism by addressing goals outlined in their individual goal plan. The Mentor will provide services within the person’s home and in their community in order to promote independence, inclusion and quality of life.
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE
• High School Diploma or GED required.
• Associates Degree in field of psychology or related field preferred.
• Must have understanding of the characteristics of persons with autism and behavior management.
• At least 1-year working with people with autism and behavior management is preferred.
• Basic computer skills (Windows, Microsoft word, excel, adobe acrobat, Outlook, ability to utilize department software program).
• This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services, therefore, is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities).
• Must have a valid New York State Driver’s License.
• Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.
• Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.
• Regularly attend scheduled shifts and meetings, being punctual.
• Exercise tact, discretion and judgment in working with a variety of people.
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