Position Description

Life Skill Trainer
Location New York City, NY
Job Code 029
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The Life Skills Trainer (CLST) will be assigned to individuals with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities, between the ages of 5-21. In some cases, these individuals may be over 21 and have aged out of Special Education Services.  

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, direct 1:1 instruction, conducting assessments, generating Vocational Assessment Summaries complete with post-secondary goals and parent training on effective strategies necessary to increase life skill independence of the learner

The Life Skills Trainer will work in conjunction with a treatment team, the student and their family. The team will implement goals, as well as analyze the progress and effectiveness of treatment and programming.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 1:1 Direct Instruction in Independent Living Skills, Community Integration and Self Help.
  •  Ensure safety for students who exhibit challenging behaviors in the home and in the community.
  •  Work in conjunction with the assigned team members. 
  •  Review programs and transition plan to assist provider and child in attaining their individualized goals.
  •  Assist in parent training regarding activities of daily living.
  •  Act as a resource for team members. 
  •  Participate in Team and Transition meetings relevant to the assigned caseload.
  • Participate in generating post-secondary goals and writing Vocational Assessment Summaries. 

This is a great opportunity for Special Education Teachers that have experience working with older learners. 


  • NYS Licensure is required  in any of the following or similar fields:
    • Social Work (LCSW or higher)
    • Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
    • Special Education (Ms. Ed-appropriately licensed and certified) 
    • School Psychology 
  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish) is a plus, but not required. 
  • Cannot concurrently work for the Department of Education. Candidates must be one year removed to be considered. 
  • Must have experience working in the field of Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  •  Must have experience/feel comfortable working in the community and in family homes.  
  • Shows sensitivity to the needs of the child and the family, as well as cultural differences.
  •  Computer literacy, including MS Word, Excel, etc.
  •  Must be a team player and able to work well with others.
  •  Must have a reliable means of transportation around the five boroughs.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively. 
  • Must demonstrate good writing ability and grammar. 

This is a part time fee for service position.

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To speak with a Talent Acquisition Specialist please call 718-264-1640

About New York Therapy Placement Services, Inc.:

New York Therapy Placement Services, Inc. has been a leader in the educational/healthcare services arena for over 30 years. Founded in 1986, the company plays an integral part in both the public and private health care sectors. NYTPS is a multidisciplinary agency, with placements available for Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, LCSW's, LMHC's, Psychologists (PHD and PsyD), School Psychologists and Special Education Teachers and Behavior Analysts. Our placements include a wide variety of setting such as, but not limited to,  preschools, schools, home care, nursing homes, long and short term care facilities.  We are proud of our reputation of excellence and commitment to providing services in compliance with local, state and federal guidelines.  We pride ourselves in working with only the most experienced clinicians that are interested in making a difference in the lives of others. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer AA/M/F/D/V

NYTPS/NYTPSSP complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, to perform essential job functions and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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