By Jonathan Dunnemann
At this time, as a Life Skills Instructor, I engage in respectful, cooperative relationships with youth; being accountable for providing services and safety to youth while empowering them in achieving their chosen goals and objectives.
- Instruct older adolescents / youth in life skills for learning opportunities.
- Teach life skills on an individual basis including career planning, communication, daily living, home life, housing and money management, self care, social relationships, work life and work and study skills.
- Assess adolescents / youth and develop individual life skills goals and learning expectations for each; assess progress and mastery of life skills goals to identify increased knowledge of essential life skills.
- Communicate and document relevant adolescent / youth participation, progress, needs, and behaviors with appropriate personnel, supervisor and case / social worker (i.e., critical incidents, progress notes, progress reports, etc.).
- Develop and maintain knowledge of programs / learning opportunities in the Asbury Park / Neptune / Ocean Township, New Jersey area that can be utilized as resources for adolescents / youth.
- Adhere to DCP&P / Beacon House (a.k.a. DYFS) rules, policies and procedures, workplace safety, training requirements, code of conduct, and confidentiality.
- Other duties as assigned.