RESPONSIBILITIES

The Job Coach is responsible for the general growth, development and well-being of the individuals they support through the Employment Services program. Specifically, the duties and responsibilities of the Employment Specialist are as follows:

Care of Individuals

  • Treat individuals with dignity and respect while giving individuals an opportunity to exercise choice
  • Integrate individuals within the community through career assessment, job development and job coaching.
  • Encourage, guide, and train individuals to develop competencies for on-the-job success.
  • Provide proper supervision for individuals
  • Provide supports as scheduled; follow call-off procedures when unable to provide agreed upon supports

Administrative Duties

  • Responsible for utilizing web-based billing and electronic client record systems as required
  • Ensure that all required documentation is completed on the same day of service
  • Understand, adhere to, and support agency policies and procedures
  • Understand, adhere to, and support federal, state, and county regulations and guidelines
  • Maintain confidentiality of all individuals’ information
  • Communicate information, problems, and concerns with supervisors and peers (as necessary)
  • Responsible for attending and participating in required trainings

Programming

  • Work independently in the community with 80% billable time and 20% administrative/travel weekly
  • Supports client on job site through employer interaction and accommodations that support success on-the-job and their vocational goals.
  • Coordinates with employer for job scheduling and trainings
  • Attends orientation, trainings and other requirements as dictated by the individual’s job.
  • Builds task lists and other accommodations to assist with on-the-job success
  • Completes all necessary paperwork on the same day of service.
  • Attends ISP (Individual Support Plan Meetings) meetings as needed
  • Provide monthly and quarterly reports to funding sources
  • Communicates with all members of the service team

Professional Responsibilities

  • Attend and actively participate in scheduled, mandatory staff meetings, meetings with the individual’s support team (as necessary), training seminars, and supervisory sessions
  • Maintain appropriate professional conduct and dress
  • Participate productively and cooperatively on the staff team, with individuals, with individuals’ family members, the community, vocational providers, and educational providers
  • Follow the agency Code of Conduct
  • Assist in training new staff

Miscellaneous

  • Responsible for all other appropriate duties as assigned

HOURS

  • Hours vary according to employment needs; schedule can include days, evenings, and/or weekends based on needs of individual and the employer

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • CESP (Certified Employment Supports Professional) or ACRE certification preferred; or able to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • High School Diploma
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Use of personal vehicle with adequate insurance
  • Must be 18 years of age