Independent Living Skills Trainer/Teacher (ILST) for Nassau County
RES Company, Inc. - Medford, NY

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Independent Living stills Trainer (ILST) needed within an organization serving adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and physical disabilities in the community. Caseload to cover both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. (20-40 hours weekly) Position involves teaching/training individuals life skills necessary for increased independence within the community environment (budgeting, grocery shopping, home maintenance, pre-vocational training, cognitive remediation, problem solving, development of functional compensation strategies, medication management, and self-care skills). ILST workers are paid hourly per session. Sessions typically run between 2-4 hours per client. Must have own transportation and be willing to travel to the client’s home for sessions. Travel time and mileage reimbursement is available for those ILST workers with clients scheduled back to back.

Education Requirements:
Must have one of the following:
- Bachelor’s degree with *at least one year of required experience*;
- Associates degree or a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) and at least two years of required experience;
- *Two years experience providing Home and Community Support Services (HCSS) or Residential Habilitation under the OMRDD HCBS Waiver*;
- Registered Occupational Therapist ;
- Registered Physical Therapist);
- Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist;
- Registered Professional Nurse
- Certified Special Education Teacher
- Certified Rehabilitation Counselor;
- Master of Social Work OR
- Master or Doctorate of Psychology;

Required Experience (resumes must clearly reflect experience qualifying applicant for position):
- completing functionally based assessments,
- developing a comprehensive treatment plan, AND
- teaching individuals with disabilities to be more functionally independent.

Items to bring to interview:
- Copies of qualifying educational degree, license or certification
- At least three professional references
- Driver’s License
- Social Security Card

Salary: $13.72-$17.64

Agency Description:
RES Company, Inc. was founded with the intent to improve services available to survivors of traumatic brain injury. We have grown from a grass roots agency providing a few of the basic services available to these individuals and families, to a full-service agency, now providing a continuum of long term rehabilitation services. In addition to our firm commitment to providing quality services, RES has also made a commitment to develop programs to help bridge the gaps in services that currently exist for this population. RES is now known as a leader in the field of long-term rehabilitation in New York State and is committed to continuing to administer and develop the highest quality programs in order to help the TBI survivor complete their journey of recovery. For more information about the agency, go to