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Position: Independent Living Skills Trainer (ILST) - Join a mission-driven organization dedicated to empowering individuals in achieving independence and personal growth. Provide essential training and support in daily living activities, promoting safety and self-sufficiency within the community. Make a difference in the lives of those recovering from various challenges, including brain injuries and strokes. Apply now to become an ILST and contribute to meaningful change.

Position: Independent Living Skills Trainer ( ILST )

An exceptional opportunity to join a mission-driven organization dedicated to empowering individuals to live their best lives.

The Independent Living Skills Trainer (ILST) plays a critical role in promoting independence, safety, and personal growth for individuals with diverse needs. This position is highly proactive, progressive, and results-oriented.


  • 1-2 years of healthcare experience

  • Experience in implementing behavioral treatment and care plans

  • Valid driver's license and access to a car

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Proficiency with smartphones and tablets

  • Successful completion of background check and drug testing prior to hire

  • Adherence to dress code and professional standards

  • Commitment to providing the highest standards of care and accountability

Experience in assisting individuals recovering from:

  • Strokes

  • Concussions

  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Tumors

  • Community-based settings

Responsibilities include supporting clients with:

  • Safety

  • Organizational skills

  • Medical and therapeutic rehabilitation homework

  • Medication reminders

  • Social engagement

  • Employment assistance

  • Financial management

  • Social skills

  • Daily living activities

Additional Information:

  • Regular drug screening required

Key Duties:

  1. Develop and prepare teaching materials for Independent Living Skills Training and Support Service sessions.

  2. Schedule client sessions and programming based on Individual Service Plans and training domains.

  3. Conduct in-home training, teaching, and support for clients in areas such as money management, nutrition, cooking, comparison shopping, emergency procedures, community awareness, mobility, laundry procedures, household management, sex/public health education, medical procedures, counseling, crisis intervention, and housing.

  4. Provide training in accordance with current care plans and the least restrictive environment philosophy (1:1 staff-client ratio, unless otherwise specified).

  5. Coordinate client training programs with other programs in which they are involved.

  6. Complete daily activity reports documenting direct hours spent with clients and submit to supervisor(s) on the first day of the following month.

  7. Maintain up-to-date client files.

  8. Assist clients in coordinating with other programs, services, and benefit systems, such as Social Security, AFDC, WIC, food stamps, counseling, etc.

  9. Attend monthly staff meetings and individual meetings with team members.

  10. Participate in Inter-Disciplinary Team meetings as requested.

  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

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Unraveling the Distinct Features of Elder Home Care and TBI/Stroke Recovery Services: A Comprehensive Guide

The evolving landscape of the healthcare industry has recently welcomed home and community rehabilitation programs for brain injury survivors, often confused with the established elder home care model. These two services, while both important, cater to very different needs and objectives, which can lead to confusion if not clearly differentiated. To ensure the effectiveness of these programs, it is vital for care providers and clients alike to comprehend the unique facets of each care model, thus providing a tailored approach to individuals based on their respective needs.

In this detailed overview, we aim to debunk the common misconceptions and highlight the critical differences between elder home care and services catering to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke Recovery, and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) waiver programs.

Distinguishing Elder Home Care from TBI and Stroke Recovery Services

Question: Does elder home care encompass brain injury and stroke recovery?

Answer: No, elder home care primarily provides assistance to seniors with daily living activities, medication management, and companionship. On the other hand, TBI, Stroke Recovery, and ABI waiver services specifically cater to individuals with brain injuries, focusing on helping them regain their physical, cognitive, and emotional functions.

Question: How do the expertise and qualifications of service providers differ?

Answer: Elder home care providers usually bring experience in geriatric care, while TBI and stroke recovery service providers are armed with specialized training in neurorehabilitation, physical, occupational, vision, and speech therapies. This difference in expertise allows them to effectively address the distinct needs of brain injury survivors.

Question: Can TBI and Stroke Recovery Services be offered at home?

Answer: Indeed, TBI and Stroke Recovery Services can be provided both at home and in specialized rehabilitation facilities, depending on the injury severity and the individual's needs. Conversely, elder home care is predominantly provided in the client's home or an elder care facility.

TBI and stroke recovery services champion recovery and rehabilitation, aiming to help survivors regain their physical, cognitive, and emotional functions post-trauma. Using specialized therapies and personalized care plans, these services facilitate a recovery journey designed to regain independence and enhance the survivor's quality of life.

In contrast, elder home care services prioritize comfort and support, aiding seniors in their daily living activities. By offering medication management, companionship, and personal care assistance, these services ensure the well-being and safety of seniors, allowing them to age with dignity and peace of mind in their familiar surroundings.

In conclusion, a well-informed decision about healthcare services requires an understanding of these crucial differences. Armed with this knowledge, individuals can choose the service that best aligns with their needs, be it elder home care or brain injury recovery services.

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