This position involves assisting individuals experiencing barriers to employment in the acquisition of work maturity skills necessary to obtain employment and independently maintain employment in the community. Job Coaches provide ongoing support to project participants working at various employment sites within the community. This support is individual-based and centered around work-related goals that focus on helping the participant obtain the maximum level of independence within their job. Job Coaches provide the supports necessary to ensure success at future employment opportunities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Consistently model appropriate work maturity skills and hold participants to the same expectations.

•Uphold standards of work contract at all times, which may include finding a substitute if participant leaves early or is absent.

•Provide services to participants without discrimination as to race, religion, sex, age, or disabling condition.

•Monitor participant’s work performance and provide feedback and prompts when needed.

•Provide proper documentation on all participants work performance.

•Ensure safety is being maintained in the work environment at all times.

•Know and adhere to established agency policies, procedures, and childcare regulations.

•Contact your supervisor with as much notice as possible if ill, or in the event of an emergency.

•Maintain and model positive, professional working relationships with participants and other employer and VCLA staff.

•Accept and integrate supervision.

•Provide service for participants regardless of location by creating and maintaining an atmosphere that is welcoming, understanding, communicative and supportive of participants.

Attend required meetings and in-service training sessions as required.

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 people facing barriers to employment.

•Able and willing to be a team player and to work cooperatively with their supervisor.

•Able to communicate effectively with the participants and supervisors that they work with.

Education/Experience:

• High School diploma or equivalent.

•Possess and maintain current CPR/1stAid Certificate, or willing to obtain one within 30days from date of hire.

•Possess and maintain a valid Nova Scotia driver’s license and insured vehicle

•Able to pass and provide a Background Check

•Prefer one year experience delivering supported employment services or direct care services either in classroom, place of employment, day care, 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 jobs requires the ability to walk, climb stairs, kneel, stoop, and may require employee to lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 lbs.

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