Safe Life Assessment Team Members work with individuals who have developmental disabilities and/or autism (clients), to conduct and complete the client intake interview and assessment process. The client intake interview & assessment process takes place remotely, or in some cases locally, in the most appropriate/convenient location for client, usually client home, but sometimes another location, such as a public library, or other agreed-upon safe meeting place.
- Have knowledge of the Safe Life Program in order to answer parent/family member questions about the program, and the ability to represent the organization in a positive way.
- Have to ability and skills to communicate respectfully with family members of students with disabilities.
- Before a scheduled assessment, read and consider confidential referral documents provided by Safe Life and be prepared for any individual needs or adaptations.
- Have knowledge of, and ability to use a positive approach and/or positive behavior management with clients during assessments.
- Administer prescribed assessments to individuals with disabilities to assess skill levels and recommend classes for abuse prevention, personal safety, reporting, healthy relationships, self-determination, and overall well-being, as outlined in the Safe Life Project. The client intake interview & assessment process typically includes following a prescribed format to complete the following:
- a client interview,
- collecting any additional information provided by family/support persons,
- Assessment for General Skills for Overall Well-Being,
- Abuse Prevention Awareness Assessment,
- Skill Application to Resist Negative Request, and
- Lesson Topics Interest Survey
- Be able to adapt assessment materials, presentation methods, and assessment environment to enable all students to respond with reliable and valid results.
- Carefully score all assessment documents as applicable. Scores help to determine appropriate class placement and pre and post scores are also compared to determine client progress.
- If needed, schedule and conduct additional interviews with other person(s) relevant to client needs/referral concerns.
- Write and/or Assist in writing with the Pre-Assessment Summary & Eligibility Report and/or Post-Assessment Report for each student assessed.
- Complete and turn in reports within established timelines.
- Consider confidentiality when providing/completing and collecting/submitting all assessments and reports.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
- College 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, and
- A current CPR/First Aide certification.
Other Knowledge Needed:
- Safe Life Assessment Team Members must have basic computer skills in Word, and Excel, as well as utilizing streaming services such as Zoom.
- Safe Life Assessment Team Members must have report writing skills.
- Safe Life Assessment Team Members must be able to work with a wide range of disabilities, from mild to severe, including those with behavioral challenges, and including those with very limited experience (the naïve and vulnerable) to those with very extensive experience (those who may have been abused, are sexually active, and/or those coming from the criminal justice system).
- Safe Life Assessment Team Members must be able and willing to communicate effectively with parents and other professionals as needed, representing the Safe Life Program appropriately.
- Successful Safe Life Assessment Team Member candidates must participate in periodic trainings which include a focus on participation as part of an assessment team and assessment strategies. Compensation is provided.
- The client intake interview & assessment process takes place in the most appropriate/convenient location for client, usually client home, but sometimes another location, such as a public library, other agreed upon safe meeting place or via streaming services.
- Safe Life Assessment Team Members will need to check out/carry/set up/repack/care for general assessment materials and equipment provided by the Safe Life Project.
WORK YEAR: Safe Life Assessment Team Members are part of an at-will employee pool. Workload opportunities may vary depending upon client intake. No health benefits are connected to this position.
- COMPENSATION*: There are 2 people per assessment team – the Lead and the Assist. The Lead and the Assist both participate in the assessment process collecting the needed information. The Lead is responsible for submitting a completed, well-written report to CEO Team and is paid $50 per assessment plus mileage and travel stipend if applicable. The Assist is responsible for reviewing the report and providing input as needed to produce an accurate and professional report and is paid $25 per assessment plus mileage and travel stipend if applicable. (Mileage is $.21 per mile from the Safe Life Assessment Team Member’s home to the designated assessment location, round trip. Travel stipend is $12.50 per assessment.) For all scheduled assessments that result in client no-shows – in-person and online – participating staff will be paid for waiting for 15 minutes for the client to show up ($6.25). For in-person assessments, round trip mileage for driving to assessment site will also be paid in the case of a no-show.
*Compensation rates are subject to change as determined by the Safe Life Board of Directors.
POSITION REPORTS TO: The Safe Life Assessment Team Members report to the CEO Team.
The Safe Life Project is a 501(C)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
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