The Job Support Coach will work to help individuals with intellectual disabilities learn, accommodate and perform their work duties. The Job Support Coach may work with individuals one-on-one and/or in a small group. Typically the Job Support Coach will work with an individual both in and outside of the workplace.
- Provides direct counseling services.
- May perform specialized activities and functions specific to program
- Completes documentation and other reporting requirements
- Meets regularly with supervisor and participates in other continuing professional development opportunities
- May participate on agency committees and special tasks, promotes a sense of agency with co-workers and staff, and communicates in ways that support agency mission and values
– Before entering a place of employment, many autistic individuals can benefit from specific training to help them learn what to expect in the work environment. In this case, the job coach may visit the place of employment to understand the requirements of the job and work environment. The coach will then work with the individual to prepare. The job coach will also accompany the individual to the work site. This allows the coach to directly observe the abilities of the employee and any areas needing improvement. The employed individual is able to receive immediate feedback and assistance.
– Communicate any unusual situations or needs of students. Immediately notify appropriate personnel of any evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical conditions, potential suicide, or individuals appearing to be under the influence of controlled substances.
– Protect confidentiality of student records, agency and other confidential information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ø Must be able to follow oral and written directions and have the ability to establish effective working relationships with the management, agency staff, employed individuals and all other staff,
Ø Candidate must attend an orientation/training session and complete required agency and state requirements (Background checks, Fingerprinting)
Ø Constant walking, standing, stooping, lifting, up to approximately 50 pounds and occasional lifting of computer equipment and/or materials weighing up to 30 pounds may be required.
Ø Good vocal communication and command of the English language is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; Good listening skills are required.
Ø Provide organized classroom and individualized instruction management and program learning environment for children with disabilities, intellectual and/or physical disabilities.
Ø Abide by COVID19 guidelines & rules.
– 10-30 hours a week depending on your availability. Some evenings and weekends may be required.
- Remote interview process
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Temperature screenings
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Virtual meetings
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Masks are required when working. Proper COVID-19 protocol is require even when not working. Your actions when not working should include safety and cautionary measures.