Summer Boot Camp Program Leader (Part-Time)

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Founded in 2012, Urban Autism Solutions is dedicated to changing outcomes for young adults

with autism through an integrated community life that advances social and vocational

opportunities. UAS was created out of a need to provide a person-centered approach to services

for young adults with autism, and related disorders, who are transitioning to adulthood.

Program Description

The UAS Summer Transition Boot Camp program will be offered for 2, three-week sessions

beginning June 29 through and ending August 6. Sessions with clients will take place every

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. This program is available to young

adults (16 years and older) with mild intellectual and developmental disabilities who are

ambulatory, able to regulate emotions in a community setting, and have a diagnosis of autism, or

a related condition.

Summer clients will participate in structured, scheduled activities and learning modules dually

designed to enhance independence as well as increase exposure to competencies including daily

living, financial literacy, employment, communication, social-emotional learning and public

transportation. All Boot Camp participants will receive a rich exposure to the near West Side of

Chicago in order to become familiar with young adult life in the city. Participants will be included in mileu settings operated by UAS that include current residential and highschool aged clients as

well as others who join us for social events. The Program Leader will work alongside other UAS

staff members as well as professionals from the fields of Marketing, Agriculture, Business,

Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Counseling.


Growing Solutions Farm: 2200 W. Campbell Park Drive

UAS West Side Transition Academy: 1220 W. Lexington Street

Residential Sites: 1212 W. Flournoy Street and 826 S. Ada Street

Job Summary

As a Program Leader, you will provide direct support assisting program clients registered for the

UAS Summer Boot Camp. Specifically, you will help clients with daily living, implementing goals,

developing social skills, and generally ensuring clients are engaged and active in the community

while following the program goals and/or schedules. You will be ensure that all clients are safe,

following program guidelines and experiencing the highest level of customer service and support.

The ideal candidate is a hard-working, self-starter who is organized, professional and able to

work independently and in teams. A strong background in developmental differences, with

superior group leadership and technology skills is required.

This position reports to the Program Manager and will be required to work minimally between 8:30

am - 3:30 pm on Monday-Friday from June 22, 2020 to August 7, 2020.

Position Responsibilities

● Work with the Program Manager to individualize and coordinate all aspects of client

schedules and participation

● Assist clients with scheduled activities of daily living and elected modules;

● Implement goals; ensure progress towards goal completion is properly documented.

● Monitor clients’ well-being mentally/physically

● Communicate with other staff regarding schedules, appointments, and general daily

living needs

● Photocopy, print, and use google documents and maintain records

● Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

● Energetic, creative, socially active, and highly motivated individual interested in being

part of a fast-paced, progressive organization

● Ability to identify and solve problems in creative and novel ways

● Exceptional spoken and written communication skills

● Interest in learning new skills and ability to follow instructions while assuming varied


● Knowledge of the city and working knowledge of the CTA transportation system

● Valid Illinois driver’s license

● Must be able to pass a fingerprint background check

● Bachelor's degree in progress or completed, preferred


Please note, no time off will be granted during June 22, 2020 to August 7, 2020.

Please submit a resume to the emails below - no phone calls, please.

Julie Tracy, MA, CCC-SLP, QMHP

Founder, Urban Autism Solutions,

Christina Hovatter

Program and Vocational Manager

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