The Safe Life Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, is now recruiting a pool of teachers to deliver the Safe Life lessons to individuals with developmental and other disabilities, including autism. The lessons empower these individuals with skills to make positive choices and decisions regarding personal safety, abuse prevention, reporting and appropriate relationships. The objectives for our clients surround three themes: 1) To learn why self-determination, abuse awareness, personal safety, incident reporting skills, and civic responsibilities are needed; 2) To receive information, tools, and strategies that can be used to address physical, emotional, social, and civic well-being; and 3) To practice and apply learned safety, abuse prevention, and decision-making skills in daily living environments.
There are many benefits to working with our clients, who typically are referred by Alta Regional. Not only is there the personal reward, but the Safe Life teacher has the opportunity to reduce the victimization and re-victimization of our clients, that is so apparent in the crime statistics. We hope you join us in this effort!
Safe Life teachers instruct clients in twelve Safe Life lesson themes applied to the objectives stated above. Unless scheduled differently, one lesson is taught each week, over a 12-week period. Each 12- week course is team taught by two Safe Life teachers to a class of 8-12 clients in various locations. There are some opportunities for one-to-one teaching. Compensation is $50 per two-hour lesson, for a total of $600 for each 12-week course taught. Safe Life teachers are part of an at-will employee pool, and there are no health benefits attached to this position.
Minimum Qualifications and Skills:
- Undergraduate degree preferred (BA, BS or AA) with successful experiences in working with students with developmental disabilities, or
- Some college and other successful relevant experiences in teaching, facilitating, or coaching and a desire to work with individuals, who have developmental disabilities, to help improve their overall well-being and quality of life.
Current CPR/First Aide certification is required, and teachers must have basic computer skills in Power Point, Word, and Excel, to the extent necessary for lesson presentation and record keeping.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, you will need to complete a letter of introduction and an application. You can download the application form by clicking the link below. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Safe Life Project
Promoting Success by Addressing Physical, Social & Emotional Well-being