This position involves assisting individuals experiencing developmental disabilities in acquiring work maturity skills necessary to obtain employment and independently maintain jobs in the community. Job Coaches provide ongoing support to consumers working at various employment sites within the community. This support is individual-based and centered around work-related goals that Flourish on helping the consumer obtain the maximum level of independence within their job. Job Coaches provide the support necessary to ensure success in future employment opportunities. Service will be provided at the consumer’s place of employment.
Consistently model appropriate work maturity skills and hold consumers to the exact expectations.
Always uphold the standards of the work contract, which may include finding a substitute if the consumer leaves early or is absent.
Provide services to consumers without discrimination as to race, religion, sex, age, or disabling condition.
Monitor consumers’ work performance and provide feedback and prompts when needed.
Provide proper documentation on all consumers’ work performance.
Ensure safety is constantly being maintained in the work environment.
Know and adhere to established agency policies, procedures, and childcare regulations. This includes but is not limited to:
Attending agency and program orientation sessions with Supervisor or their designee.
Completing one observation session while service is being given at the consumer’s place of employment.
Able and willing to obtain a minimum of 5 hours of field-related training each year.
Demonstrating competency in completing all required forms, timecards, and reports.
Consistently receive satisfactory performance evaluations.
Contact your supervisor with as much notice as possible if ill, or in the event of an emergency.
Uphold and consistently follow the program and licensing regulations and procedures carefully for FLOURISH and consumer’s place of employment.
Maintain and model positive, professional working relationships with consumers and other agency staff.
Accept and integrate supervision. Includes, but is not limited to:
Following the program administrative staff instructions, directives, and FLOURISH procedures. Monitoring by case notes and monitoring checks.
Following supervisor instruction/directions regarding service provided to the consumer as monitored by case notes and supervisor evaluations.
Provide service for consumers regardless of location by creating and maintaining an atmosphere that is welcoming, understanding, communicative and supportive of consumers.
Willing and able to substitute consumer service for other FLOURISH Job Coaches, when needed.
Willing and able to work with consumers in a respectful and professional manner.
Through work performance evaluations, demonstrate a solid working knowledge of the most frequently encountered disabilities of consumers and the ability to provide specific, quality service for them.
Attend required meetings and in-service training sessions.
Update and upgrade skill levels by attending an agency-provided in-service training or other authorized training for a minimum of 5 hours of mandatory annual training. The year is from 1 January to 31 December. The employee is responsible for providing evidence of and maintaining records of the training and the number of hours of training they attended.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Interpersonal:
Must be a sensitive and mature individual who is able to relate well to adults.
Demonstrated warmth, insight, interest, and respect for persons with disabilities.
Able and knowledgeable to cope with emergency situations (i.e. accidents, CPR, seizures, etc.), in a calm and efficient manner.
Able to work well in a noisy environment and demonstrate high levels of patience and positive attitudes toward persons experiencing developmental disabilities.
Able and willing to be a team player and to work cooperatively with their supervisor.
Able to communicate effectively with the consumers and supervisors that they work with. Education/Experience:
Minimum 2-year degree
Possess and maintain current CPR, or willing to obtain one within 30 days from date of hire.
Possess and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license and insured vehicle that meets minimum State of Alabama insurance requirements.
Demonstrate strong computer skills and be able to use excel, word, and email.
Able to pass and provide a Background Check that meets State of Alabama requirements.
Prefer one year experience delivering supported employment services or direct care services either in the classroom, place of employment, daycare, medical, or residential settings. PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
While performing the duties of this job, the Job Coach will be required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; speak and hear clearly. The noise level in the work environment varies from low to high. The jobs require the ability to walk, climb stairs, kneel, stoop, and may require employees to lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The job may require extended periods of sitting or standing. The Job Coach may be required to work long hours and may be required to work occasional nights and/or weekends and must regularly interact with co-workers and the public.