Job Coach, Supported Employment Program

Valley Achievement Center is looking for Job Coach, Supported Employment Program

Employment Status: Part-time/Full-time (Non-exempt, hourly)

Reports To: Program Facilitator

Hours: Varied, based on business need

Position Summary: The Job Coach provides assistance and support to developmentally disabled clients on or off the job, in activities that are employment related.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure client and employee safety at all times.
  • Uphold client confidentiality at all times.
  • Follows appropriate chain of command when faced with concerns related to clients,

    parents/primary care provider, VAC vendors, supervisors and other employees.

  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, personal accountability; looks for ways to

    improve or promote quality.

  • Adheres to all VAC policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Supervises client on the work site per assigned schedule.
  • Completes appropriate and required forms daily and monthly this includes but is not limited

    to: Time Cards, mileage, Client Progress Report, and other forms and reports as assigned.

  • Assists in training the client on the following: basic employer procedural requirements,

    expectations and job duties, appropriate workplace communication and socialization.

  • Demonstration and role modeling job tasks and work ethics including, but not limited to,

    punctuality, attendance, personal hygiene and appropriate workplace attire.

  • Maintains a professional and objective relationship with referral sources, employers, parents,

    care providers, clients, and other stakeholders.

  • Participates in meetings, program special events, training and/or workshops.
  • Exemplifies VAC’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Completes other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Current & Valid California Driver’s License (must submit a copy if offered employment).
  • Clean DMV Record (must submit a copy no more than 5 days old if offered employment).
  • Adequate, reliable automobile with proof of Insurance (must submit a current copy of your

    insurance card if offered employment).

  • At least 2 years of prior entry level work experience, preferred.
  • Availability to work nights or weekends as required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with students, parents, VAC vendors,

    supervisors and other employees.

  • Ability to work as a team, actively participate and collaborate with other team members.
  • Knowledge of crisis management techniques preferred.
  •   Ability to maintain composure, be objective, demonstrate sound judgment and react

    effectively in challenging situations.

  • General working knowledge of standard computer programs.
  • Prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Flexible and adaptive to student, program, and organization changes.
  • Exhibits a positive, solution oriented and motivating demeanor at all times.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to implement goals and objectives.

    Educational Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED required for all programs.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs. with assistance.
  • Frequent squatting, sitting, walking, standing, bending and twisting, kneeling, crawling,

    climbing. Occasional running, pushing and pulling, reaching above and below shoulder

    level.

  • Regular exposure to excessive noise levels.  Walking and running on uneven surfaces.
  • Regular exposure to outside elements, including excessive heat, direct sunlight, cold, wind

or rain.

Certificates:

CPR/First Aid certification preferred.