Job coach

Employment Options - FT 429

Hours: Hours will vary on assignment

Job Summary:

Provides on the job training services to people with disabilities. Teaches job specific skills and work behaviors in a community based employment setting. Assists employers in understanding issues relating to employment of people with disabilities. Recommends adaptations and job restructuring to ensure supported employment services result in successful job placements. This position provides individualized employment supports. Your hours will vary based upon the employment requirements of the person who you support. Shifts are typically short, and length of supports at each job site is usually short-term. The job sites where you will work, and people you will meet will be vast. This is no boring job! Your schedule will be coordinated with other departmental team members to ensure the best coverage based upon our staffing resources. Applicants must be flexible to work evenings or weekends as needed.

Essential Functions and Competencies:

  • Provides support and assists with personal care of people served.

  • Conducts appropriate evaluations of people supported and presents finding to the service team.

  •  Implements and documents programs or service objectives as specified by service team. Recommends changes in programs when needed.

  • Records daily attendance and absences of people supported.

  • Records daily progress of people supported. Maintains and records physical and emotional conditions and refers unusual symptoms to appropriate personnel.

  • Must be able to perform assisted lifts and transfers of people supported.

  • Familiar with and complies to Aspire, Inc. policies and procedures.

  • Familiar with and complies with safety and sanitation regulations.

  • Familiar with and complies with applicable accreditation standards.

  • Completes, obtains, disseminates, updates and files all applicable forms/reports.

  • Co-plans, conducts, and attends, extracurricular activities, workshops, in-services, and meetings as necessary.

  • Orders/maintains adequate inventory.

  • Maintains assigned inventory.

  • Intervenes with immediate medical, behavioral, or emergency situations. This may include agency approved physical intervention techniques.

  • Advocates for individuals served. Ensures individuals choices and preferences are elicited and respected.

  • Utilizes community resources in the development of programs and services

  • In conjunction with other members of the service team, determines specific goals and objectives for individuals served and the methods by which these goals and objectives can be accomplished.

Working Environment:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s responsibilities and essential functions require the following physical demands:  

  • Sitting

  • Standing (for extended periods of time)

  • Lifting and/or carrying up to 50 pounds (may exceed 50 pounds during medical and safety emergency situation).

  • Routinely works in a variety of settings inside or outside workplace and throughout the community.

  • Pushing, and/or pulling (i.e. wheelchairs, moving supplies, etc)

  • Transfers and/or re-positioning people who are not able to move on their own, in a sitting or lying position.

  • Some climbing and balancing (i.e. stairs, assisting people walking with gait belts, etc),

  • Some bending, twisting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.


Qualifications:  

  • Must possess a high school diploma or a GED. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities prefered.

  • Basic fluency in oral and written English.

  • Pass a qualifying criminal background check which includes motor vehicle reports.

  • Licenses/Required Testing:

    • A valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability is required upon hire. Must have a safe driving record and be insurable under our insurance. E

    • Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test prior to employment. Employees are subject to testing per Aspire, Inc.’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

    • Employees must successfully complete all required agency training.