Vocational Job Coach - Fulltime
The Job Coach is responsible for providing job coaching services as assigned to residents and in the community at their workplaces. Responsible for working in the on-campus vocational services as needed and assigned by Supervisor.
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- Demonstrates knowledge on how to complete and document a job analysis.
- Oversees residents in one of the Vocational Services’ service line(s) – Print Shop, Craft Shops, Horticulture, Car Wash, etc.
- Demonstrates the understanding of the client’s functional limitations and how to offer compensatory strategies to maintain employment regardless.
- Understands the demands of the employer and can adequately explain those to the patient.
- Demonstrates a basic understanding of the city, state, and federal laws regarding the right to work.
- Demonstrates basic knowledge about what Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stands for and how they operate.
- Demonstrates knowledge of how to job coach regarding cueing, maintaining boundaries, and fading when appropriate.
- Demonstrates basic knowledge of techniques utilized to modify behavior positively.
- Demonstrates ability to use tact, patience, and courtesy with clients and community employers at all times.
- Demonstrates ability to perform basic functions on Word and Excel, including preparing reports and spreadsheets as needed.
- Demonstrates the ability to lead a group discussion on campus regarding various vocational topics, including, but not limited to workplace behaviors, interviewing skills, work ethics, etc.
- Demonstrates ability to solve problems independently as they arise in the work setting with satisfactory results.
- Demonstrates ability to discuss with clients their interests vocationally and satisfactorily match a job to their tastes.
- Ability to confer with the Community Re-entry Manager before job placement to ensure appropriate setting and agenda.
- Develops relationships with local business owners and managers to build the resource bank to expand program capabilities.
- Demonstrates ability to look at both physical site and demands of the job and break these items down and teach them to the patient to understand what is required to be successful at the job at that location.
- Demonstrates the ability to monitor the client’s job ability and provide feedback, both positive and/or negative, as warranted.
- Work with the Vocational Rehabilitation staff members on how to restructure or modify job duties as needed.
- Lead and organize community trips to the job and/or training programs as appropriate.
- Maintains various records, schedules, and files to document and/or provide reliable information.
- Assists on-campus vocational staff as needed depending on caseload.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Preferably minimum of one (1) year experience in working with vocational retraining.
- Preferably knowledge of or exposure to assisting persons with neurological deficits or persons with disabilities in rehabilitation, acute care, community re-entry, or other healthcare-related programs.
- Minimum of high-school degree or equivalent.
- Bilingual preferred but not required.
- Must be certified in CPR, First Aid, and ABC 101.
- Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License and a good driving record.
- Must be knowledgeable of and practice Infection Control and Universal Precautions at all times.
- Must obtain a tuberculosis test with the first 14 days of employment and annually after that.
- Must pass a criminal background, misconduct registry, and OIG/GSA Sanction check.