Adult Services Job Coach
Description

The Adult Services Job Coach works collaboratively with the Adult Services Program Coordinator (ASPC) to help adults with disabilities learn, accommodate, and perform their work duties. The Adult Services Job Coach will help job seekers develop both specific job tasks and interpersonal skills that are necessary in the workplace.  


 

Duties and Responsibilities

Setup and Planning

  • Provides employment opportunities to job seekers who have a disability
  • Coordinates schedules and transportation for the individuals served
  • Assesses the individual’s skills, abilities, and requirements of specific employment situations for the purpose of job/client matching
  • Assists job seekers with the application and interview process and coordinates arrangements for job placement
  • Develops employment readiness skills with the job seeker

Daily Instruction

  • Supports individuals in competitive employment using systematic instructional techniques, compensatory strategies, job adaptation/modification and positive reinforcement strategies
  • Monitors and evaluates work performance by collecting skill acquisition and production data 
  • Solicits feedback from consumers, employers, and coworkers and provides additional training or intervention as needed. 
  • Collaborates with the employer and coworkers to develop natural supports in the work environment to increase the individual’s independence 
  • Implements behavior support plans as needed
  • Safely transports consumers in the community as needed
  • Champions special projects as needed

Documentation and Reporting

  • Writes detailed progress notes as required and submits requests for authorizations on time 
  • Prepares written reports in the appropriate format for the referral source on a monthly, quarterly, or as-needed basis in a timely manner
  • Writes individual service plans for each client outlining goals and ensures that each consumer is actively engaged in making progress towards their ISP outcomes 
  • Maintains required documentation for each client
  • Participates in annual consumer planning meetings with caregivers and support coordinators
  • Participates in Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) Assessments when appropriate. 

Consumer, Guardian, and Stakeholder Communication

  • Regularly communicates with all consumers, guardians, and stakeholders to foster positive relationships and high satisfaction with program communication. 
  • Responds to all consumer, guardian, and stakeholder communications in a timely manner (e.g. return phone calls, respond to emails) 
  • Communicates with employers at local businesses to develop employment opportunities for specific individuals
  • Collaborates with Work Incentives Specialist Advocate (WISA) on benefit coordination  
  • Participates in team meetings on a regular basis

Position Type 

This is a full-time position. 

Requirements


Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred 
  • Experience providing employment services is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license is required