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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Responsible for all other appropriate duties as assigned
- 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
Mainstay Life Services is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants who bring diverse perspectives and represent marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply. Mainstay Life Services is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test prior to beginning employment.