Position Title: Job Coach
Position Reports to: Employment Specialist
Job Purpose: Job Coach is responsible for acting in a direct support role with individuals with intellectual and or physical disabilities to identify their employment goals, assist in the job seeking and obtaining employment.
1. Supports individuals to work towards successfully performing work and work-related activities.
2. Mentors, teaches, and coaches multiple Individuals in community businesses.
3. Interacts with employers as you help individuals apply and interview for community jobs.
4. Assists with identifying interests, skills, and teaching effective interpersonal interactions, work ethic, communication, customer service, workplace safety, and teamwork and job search/acquisition skills.
5. Assists in making employer contacts, applying for jobs, interviewing and retaining a job.
6. Provides safe and reliable transportation to individuals for work and work-related activities.
7. Promotes health and safety for individuals served in all settings and activities.
8. Assists individuals in identifying and developing positive relationships from work and work-related activities.
9. Knowledge of individuals interests, skills and abilities in order to identify ideas for Individual Plan “personal outcomes” and job development.
10. Completes and submits required documentation accurately and on time.
11. Seeks opportunities where individuals can contribute to their communities and build positive reputations.
12. Administrative duties include, but are not restricted to, completing the pre-employment process with clients in the program, documenting individualized plan goals, progress notes, communicating & coordinating services with family and resource coordinator, working with employers to resolve client performance issues, support client by being a resource and coach.
13. Maintains awareness of the business market, employer’s needs and their expectations, attend/participate in job fairs, resource fairs and other events.
14. Spends the bulk of the time in the community supporting our clients, speaking with employers, family members and case workers.
15. Completes other duties as assigned.
1. AA degree or the equivalent and/or three (3) years related experience preferred
2. Excellent written, oral and organizational skills.
3. Access to reliable transportation.
4. Valid MD driver’s license with no more than two points.
5. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Product.
6. Previous experience in service provision to adults with disabilities or physical challenges preferred.
7. Strong interpersonal/communication skills.
8. Possesses a positive attitude with a professional presentation and the ability to work in a team environment.
• Ability to lift 50lbs
• Ability to stand for long periods of time
• Ability to maneuver a wheel chair