Pros: working with clients
Cons: poor communication among staff, overworked, underpaid, no structure, no breaks
Job coaching fulfills the mission of the company however job coaches are the least appreciated employees in the company. They are required to be available for scheduling days, nights, weekends and even holidays. You often get your schedule at the last minute so it's difficult to make any plans with your family or for social events. Most days you are scheduled back to back with clients leaving little to no time for a break/lunch. You are "required" to help the clients perform their job duties which is more than just job coaching as your title states. Communication within the company is extremely poor and the job coaches do not feel like they are a apart of the team and upper management is aware of this.
To top it all off job coaches only make $13-14 hr and work their butts off, while the employment specialists make $20 hr and don't always have a full case load.