Job Coach, Summer Program

The job coach is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Summer Work Program site to include the training of the teens, maintaining quality, and meeting quotas (if applicable), set by the customer.  He/She is responsible for the guidance and direction needed to intervene with teens one-on-one and set a professional example and expectation through their actions, attendance and dress.  This person must act as an advocate on behalf of all teens under their direct supervision.  The coach must be able to work independently with their teens and have the ability to make immediate decisions should an unexpected situation develop.

The term for this position is August 3-September 11, 2020. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work location is in St. Charles, and the pay is $10 per hour.

Duties:

  • Assist the work site personnel in the training and supervision of the teen employees

  • Monitor the teen employee’s activities and reinforce supervisor’s directions

  • Insure the safety of all teen employees

  • Complete all training documentation and reports associated with the program as required

  • Assist the work site personnel in the resolution of any teen employee performance issues

  • Comply with the proper procedures concerning grievances, suspensions or terminations of teen employees

  • Facilitate the weekly wrap up sessions

  • Teach teen employees the difference between employment and school

  • Communicate with work site personnel regarding any relevant issues

  • Communicate with guardians/parents regarding progress of teen employees

  • Facilitate the development of relationships between work site personnel and the teen employees

  • Support the students in achieving their goals as outlined in their plan

  • Complete and submit all applicable forms in a timely manner

  • Teach one hour of Soft Skills training (provided) daily

  • Perform other duties as directed


Qualifications:
High School Diploma required. Prior experience working with teens with disabilities highly preferred.

Experience:
3-5 years of experience working in a business desired.  Excellent written and verbal communication required.

Physical Requirements:
Physical requirements will vary based on summer work site. Using fine and gross motor skills.  Ability to push or pull up to 25#.  Lift and carry up to 30# of dead weight.  Ability to bend, stoop and reach is required. 

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics will vary depending upon the work environment of the customer.  Specific characteristics, representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of the job will be described.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Primary Supervisor:  Manager, Employment Partnerships and Career Development
 

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