Life Skills Trainer


Date Posted:
Job Code:
Supported Employment
United States of America
Social Services and Non-Profit



This position provides training in the home or in the community to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to gain more independence.  Position ensures that individuals served receive the life skill services identified in the person directed plan to meet their needs, desires and personal outcomes. Responsibilities include completing assessments and identifying needs; teaching Supported Home Living/Community Supports skills classes; providing transportation; and documentation of services provided. For individuals referred for community employment, the job coach develops employment opportunities with local businesses for individuals in waiver and general revenue programs only. The job coach uses structured intervention techniques implementing the most effective, but least intrusive methods possible to help the consumer, who are enrolled through TWS, waiver, and general revenue programs to learn the essential soft and hard skills of the job and/or the skills necessary to arrange and use transportation to get to and from the worksite; works with the consumer, employer, and TWS staff members to establish support services, accommodations, compensatory techniques, and training necessary to remove barriers to ensure successful employment for the consumer; observes the consumer to identify and solve potential problems related to the consumer's employment success before the problem becomes an issue for the consumer, employer, or co-workers; monitors the consumer's performance to ensure improvement; and gradually reduces the time spent with the consumer at the job site, as the consumer becomes better adjusted and more independent. Requires extensive travel within the local service area plus 25 hours of direct care time be provided to individuals weekly. All other duties assigned by the supervisor. 

Salary: $10.50/hourly

Minimum Requirements


High School diploma or GED plus two years of work experience serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and an acceptable driving record, as well as personal automobile liability insurance as required by the state of Texas.