November 28, 2018 Update: Mission accomplished as Oscar is now living with a co-worker at Shake Shack on the Upper East Side. Oscar’s new roommate is going to school for acting and he is originally from Alabama.
Many people in the NYC DD community know Oscar Segal as he is a very hard working young adult. In case you don’t know Oscar, here is a great video of his work at Invictus:
Here are the details via Oscar’s family:
Support Independent Young Adult on Autism Spectrum in Exchange 4 Rm & Bd (Bronx), Near Yankee Stadium, 20 minutes to Midtown
Free Room and Board in Exchange for being overnight emergency staff 3 - 4 nights per wk + $17 per hour for doing skills training and support in evenings.
Spirited, highly independent 23-year-old man on the autistic spectrum needs live-in support staff for large 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in the Bronx.
3 blocks from Yankee Stadium and #4, B and D Trains. 6 blocks to #2 and #5. 20 minutes ride to mid-town Manhattan, 10 minute bus ride to Upper Manhattan.
Requires mature, patient individual with experience living, working, teaching, or caregiving to young adults on the autistic spectrum. Must be legally able to work in the U.S., pass drug test and background check.
Staffer must be available to meet client at home 3 to 4 nights a week. Client typically returns home between 7 PM and 10 PM.
Home must be staffer's primary residence. Expected to be staying in the apartment most nights. Part of the job is to provide fellowship and sense of continuity.
Mentor client / room-mate on skills promoting independence, including (but not limited to):
Preparation of lists and shopping with client.
Dinner preparation working with client (3 – 4 nights per week on average.)
Establishing routines with client to keep apartment clean and organized.
Support positive decision-making and social skills appropriate for an adult of his age.
Model behavior around hygiene, healthy eating and exercise.
Other responsibilities include:
Keep regular notes on client's progress towards goals and challenges to be shared with other members of his support team.
Become an active member of client's support team and be available for occasional team meetings.
Work with 2nd staff support staffer to prepare rotation schedule for evening responsibilities including meal preparation, cleaning up, socializing with client, and being the on-call overnight staff.
Room (own private bedroom, 2 shared bathrooms) and board (food, utilities, Internet) fully covered.
$17.00 an hour for any time working on supportive skills building before 11 PM and on weekends.
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