Life Skills Instructor-IHS

Employment Type

: Full-Time


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The Arc New London County is Seeking Direct Care Professionals to Support our In-Home Support Organization

The Arc Eastern Connecticut has been providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 60 years. We actively champion for full community inclusion and are a licensed and contracted service provider of the Connecticut Department of Development Services. We provide residential, daytime, employment and social supports to people with IDD and their families. Come join our team!

We are offering a $500.00 sign-on bonus for new employees hired after January 1, 2018

  • -A initial payment of $250.00 will be paid after 250 hours worked
  • -A second payment of $250.00 will be paid after 500 hours worked
  • We have an urgent need to fill openings in the New London, Norwich, Colchester, Taftville, and Gales Ferry communities.

    Summary of Responsibilities:

    We are looking for individuals that have a passion for supporting equality and inclusion for people living with disabilities. Our Life Skills Instructors are committed to facilitate, model, and build skills that will lead to the optimal independence of the people we support.

    Provide Assistance With:

  • Daily activities such as meal preparation and planning
  • Personal care
  • Facilitating community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community
  • Providing transportation to recreational and community activities
  • Supporting therapeutic and behavioral plans
  • Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Prior experience working with people who have developmental and physical disabilities preferred
  • Must have ability to mentor and assist people in all areas of life skills including recreation, independence, communication, and health
  • Valid driver s license and a vehicle is required
  • Comprehensive company-paid training is provided.

    Current and re-hired employees are not eligible for the sign-on bonus program.

    The Arc is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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