Job Coach, Summer Program

Part Time / Summer Only

 

The summer Job Coach is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Summer Work Experience program site to include work site training of the summer participants, maintaining quality instruction, administer onsite social skills training, and setting goals for the participants.  He or she is responsible for the guidance and direction needed to intervene with participants one-on-one and set a professional example and expectation through their actions, attendance and dress.  The Job Coach must act as an advocate on behalf of all participants and business partners under their direct supervision.  The Job Coach must be able to work independently with their participants and have the ability to make decisions necessary to guide their participants to a successful and positive work experience.

 

Duties:

  • Assist the work site personnel in the training and supervision of the participant

  • Clear communication with Skills supervisor

  • Monitor the summer work participant’s activities

  • Insure the safety of all participants

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

  • Assist in the development and motivation of participant job skills

  • Facilitate daily group meetings with participants

  • Communicate with work site personnel regarding any relevant issues

  • Communicate with parents/guardians the progress of summer participants

  • Facilitate the development of relationships between business partner personnel and participants

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

  • Facilitate on site social skills training as outlined in the curriculum

  • Perform other duties as directed

  • Ability to inspire and motivate

  • Advise on workplace accommodations if needed for the participant

 

Qualifications:

High School Diploma required. Prior experience working with peoples with disabilities a plus.  First aid/CRP training (we will certify if necessary)  Excellent written and verbal communication skills 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 pounds.  Lift and carry up to 30 pounds 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 business partner.  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: 

Summer Program Coordinator, Competitive Employment Director