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Berkshire Hills Music Academy

48 Woodbridge
SOUTH HADLEY, MA 01075
Website:berkshirehills.org
Salary Range:Location:
Per Hour SOUTH HADLEY, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Nice to have
Experience with and sensitivity to individuals with special needs
Preference: Nice to have
Skills/Certifications/Licences:
Medication Administration Program Certification, CPR, First Aid - Preference: Preferred
Description:
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The One to One Support Person, under the guidance of the Director of Life Skills and Vocation, will use structured intervention techniques to help the students learn life skills, which includes, but is not limited to: banking & budgeting, cooking, community independence, social skills, vocation. The One To One Support Person works directly with an individual with a disability in the classroom and out in the community. Under the instruction of the direct supervisor, the One to One Support Person will support students with gaining the life skills and confidence to succeed in life. Be knowledgeable of the policies of the life skills department to support the mission and vision of BHMA.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION:
Assists students and supports programmatic goals in the areas of independent and functional life skills for work
Assists teachers and related staff for the purpose of supporting lesson plans and/or developing students' skills.
Collects proper documentation for the purpose of meeting the required items for program participation and/or parent/guardian approval.
Follows student goals for the purpose of meeting the work education objectives.
Supports students in job search skills to help inform them of employment and career options.
Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential material for the purpose of documenting activities and/or providing reliable information to the school team, family and funding sources if involved
Communicate with staff via notes in the Best Notes communication log
Monitors student performance in a variety of sites according to program guidelines
Support students with music learning and facilitation as well as execution of basic work skills
Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and community forums as requested by supervisor
Work as a member of a team
Able to adapt to flexible nature of the position
A positive work attitude
Excellent communication and observation skills
Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by BHMA and its associated agencies
Attend Family Weekend activities and Open House events as requested
Attend mandatory staff training
Participate in BHMA employee evaluation process
Requirements:
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Experience with and sensitivity to individuals with special needs strongly preferred

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL
Knowledge of and experience with young adults who have special needs
Functional Computer skills
Strong teaching skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Certified in or able to obtain MA state Medication Administration Program (MAP) certification, CPR, First Aid, and other certification requirements as mandated by BHMA and its associated agencies


ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS
Participate in weekly department and individual supervision meetings
Participate in semester progress meetings with students and families
Complete semester course evaluations
Compete self-evaluations at mid- year and end of year points
Support other program departments in teaching and learning as requested and appropriate
Participate in progress meetings or IEP/ISP meetings with students and family as requested by the supervisor


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