Social Skills Coordinator

We're the College Internship Program (CIP), and we've been helping young adults on the autism spectrum and with learning differences find success in college, employment, and independent living in our centers across the US since 1984. CIP's programs are specially designed to help young adults make successful transitions from adolescence to independence. Our vision is to challenge the norms of what people with learning differences can achieve.

Position Overview
The Social Skills Coordinator instills inspiration, fosters confidence, and supports students toward building valuable and meaningful relationships.

Objectives
-To assist students in developing effective social communication skills.
-To encourage student access to, exploration of and engagement in the community.
-To develop student competency in navigating and developing relationships.

Standard Activities
-Instructs social skills curriculum in individual and group sessions, including aspects of social communication, awareness, behavior, and confidence.
-Supports instruction in program areas of Reframing, PEERS, and Social Mentoring.
-Develops relationships with local colleges for the purposes of recruiting a pool of college interns to interact with CIP students as social mentors.
-Assesses student social skills strengths and challenges and assists in student goal setting.
-Supervises and trains Social Skills Department staff and performs regular one-on-ones and evaluations.
-Collaborates on social thinking projects across departments to ensure Social Thinking is an integral part of the student’s holistic plan.
-Produces individual social thinking session notes, monthly group notes, progress reports.
-Develops and plans weekend activities in collaboration with life skills for all students to participate in to practice social skills.
-Leads and oversees the Student Council.
-Participates in department head and team review meeting and contributes to the overall student’s program plan.
-Other duties as assigned.

Required Education / Experience
-Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or a related field, Master’s preferred
2+ years related experience or training

Preferred Education / Experience
-Advanced education or training in educational approaches, methods, and supports for persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other learning differences.
-Experience in the field of autism and/or learning disabilities.

Travel
-Minimal travel outside of local area.



Posted
06/05/2021
Type
Full time
Salary Range
$27,000.00 - 44,000.00
per Year
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Location
Bloomington, IN 47401, US