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Life Skills Trainer/Coordinator

Department: Side by Side Clubhouse
Location: Stone Mountain, GA

Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse... is a place where people living with the lifelong effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are respected and valued as contributing community members.

Our rehabilitation focuses on the abilities, strengths and volunteer efforts of members who work side by side with staff to manage all operations of the Clubhouse.

In this supportive environment, members once again learn to contribute in meaningful ways that carry over to work, home and community.

Finally, a life-changing injury is transformed into a new normal for members and their families as they move from being a medical patient to living a full and satisfying life.



Assesses, develops, and teaches skills to adults with brain injuries to live as self-sufficiently as possible while engaging in meaningful and productive life roles. Uses person-centered planning and Clubhouse philosophies in supporting members to develop, implement, and modify their individual Member Plans for both onsite and offsite services. Coordinates Life Skills Services with clients, families, case managers, staff, and community resources while maintaining the scope of Side by Side’s mission and practices. 


EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Human Services field, professional certification/license preferred. Experience as a Recreation Therapist or Rehabilitation Counselor will be considered. 
Will consider Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 3- years’ experience in brain injury services with demonstrated ability to develop and implement service plans. Certification as a Brain Injury Specialist or obtains within 1 year of eligibility.

EXPERIENCE:Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a Clubhouse or agency specializing in serving people with brain injury-related disability. Demonstrated ability to effectively provide positive behavior supports, coach cognitive compensatory strategies, coordinate community-based services, and initiate program development activities.


OTHER: Demonstrated history of excellent communication skills by phone, in person, and via various e-communication tools. Competent in use of Microsoft Office programs and electronic health record systems. Physical ability to perform job requirements. Good driving record, current Georgia driver’s license; insurable by employer’s auto insurance policy. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:Normal office and community environments including client homes.


CONTACT GROUP: Members and their support systems including families, employers, case managers, physicians and other rehab service providers; representatives of external payer sources; clubhouse staff and volunteers; professional and lay community.

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