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Pre-Vocational Trainer - Full-Time

Posted: 03/31/2024

TradeWinds Services, located in Merrillville, has a full-time position for at Pre-Vocational Trainer in our Production department working with adults with intellectual disabilities. This position will train and work with participants. Must be available Monday – Friday, 7 am – 3 pm. 
Description of Position – Provide Pre-Vocational training and assistance for adults that require close monitoring per behavior plans or other special needs. Responsible for working with participants to achieve their pre-vocational goals. Daily documentation of progress toward their goals and any related pre-vocational skills is required.  Responsible for implementing a variety of paid or non-paid assembly and packaging jobs. Train participant to perform tasks at a high quality level according to customer requirements. Accurately record quantities of products completed by each participant on time cards.  Required to attend training related to health, safety, and related service topics as specified by State/Federal funding sources.
Documentation – Daily recording of progress each participant is making toward achievement of their behavior plan or other goals on Person Centered Individual Support Plans.  Daily record keeping of products completed and recording job codes on time cards.
Education/Certification Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent required with preference given to applicants with past experience working with individuals with intellectual or behavior diagnosis.

Experience Required:  Must have up to one-year work experience with adults with intellectual disabilities.

Position Reports to:   Curriculum Specialist

Additional Requirements: Must clear TradeWinds’ background checks

TradeWinds Offers: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Vacation, Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training for certain positions, 24/7 Gym access.
If interested, please apply online at

Individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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