Help others get a job!
Immediate opening for a Part Time 20 hour Job Coach! If you are personally motivated to help people with disabilities gain successful employment, then consider applying now! Starting wage is $12 per hour. Benefits after successful 6 month probation period. Qualifications: *High School Diploma or GED *Must have a valid MT driver's license with an insurable driving record *Acceptable background check *Must have reliable transportation, ability to move within facilities and community independently or with reasonable accommodation; ability to communicate clearly. *Ability to accommodate flexible working hours when required. Apply today at https://qlc-gtf.org/apply/
- High school diploma or GED
- Valid Montana Driver's License
- Positive driving record that will enable the employee to be insurable under the agency vehicle insurance policy
- Basic writing skills
- Ability to follow sequential written and verbal directions
- Employment/computer experience preferred
- Provide employers with an overall understanding of the goals of supported employees and services the Agency offers to support employees and employers
- Provide information to employers regarding abilities of workers with various disabilities
- Locate appropriate job options with a company for a worker with disabilities (job carving/job analysis)
- Analyze the requirements of a job opening through pre-placement observation, communication with employers or other activities
- Arrange employer interviews
- Understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and compliance requirements on the part of employers
- Complete the billing and contact information for the purposes of billing after each Employment Enhancement contact with clients
- Review Quality Life Concepts’ policies and procedures annually, with new policies reviewed when implemented
SUPPORTED EMPLOYEE ASSESSMENTS
- Evaluate supported employee referrals in terms of abilities and employability in the competitive job market and analyzes workable strengths of people seeking employment
- Provide counseling and knowledge to parents, guardians and, in some cases, agencies that do not view employment as a realistic objective for supported employees, communicates employer expectations to team members
- Match job requirements to supported employee’s abilities to ensure a successful placement
- Arrange job interviews and starting dates
- Identify and remedy barriers to competitive employment
- Analyze work culture
- Coordinate Agency goals and objectives with the rules, regulations and policies of Quality Life Concepts, Inc., Division of Developmental Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation and other funding systems
- Coordinate with the Staff Development Specialist, other divisions and agencies with whom this Agency does business
- Provide creativity in training so that skills and speed can be taught that will enable worker to blend into the work environment
- Act as a role model to supervisors and co-workers enabling them to provide effective communication cues, corrective feedback and reinforcement for the supported employee
- Provide social skills training which may impact work performance
- Recognize training or other needs of supported employees that effect employment or safety and health
- Provide in-depth supported employee orientation regarding work site policies and physical environment aspects such as rest rooms, break rooms, all exits, etc.
- Teach a variety of functions
- Provide extensive one-on-one training in the work environment, until supported employee proficiently performs all aspects of the job to the employer’s satisfaction
- Provide additional training or advice as necessary
- Fades gradually and systematically from the work site as supported employee consistently performs all job duties at standard set by the work site
- Maintain positive relationships and open lines of communication with the employer, co-workers and employee to enhance job retention
- Intervenes effectively and immediately if an unforeseen crisis situation occurs
- Acts proactively as opposed to reactive during on-going support to decrease the probability of major problems arising
- Provide additional training if the supported employee is not maintaining necessary work-related behaviors or other skills related to transportation, grooming or socialization
- Carries out coordination goals and routine job site visits as designated by the plan of care team
- Encourage employers to complete worker assessments as appropriate
- Maintain regular communication with parents, Community and Family Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, DD Division staff, case managers, advocates and other involved
- Provide advocacy and assistance in any area, which may have an impact on the job performance.
- Make long-range and short-range plans and goals for people with disabilities
UNIQUE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Must have reliable transportation, ability to move within facilities and community independently or with reasonable accommodation; ability to communicate clearly
- Ability to accommodate flexible working hours if required
Capable of thwarting physical aggression directed towards self, using graduated guidance and/or emergency restraint; capable of providing assistance for clients who use wheelchair, movement of individual from wheelchair to couch, chair, bed, etc.
- Ability to be certified and train staff in agency required training
- Capable of providing physical assistance to physically involved individuals, i.e., movement of wheelchair, movement of individual from wheelchair to couch, chair, bed, etc.
- Exposure to disease, offensive odors and behavioral incidents likely
- Exposure to aggressive client behavior on a regular basis likely
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand, climb, balance or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.