What are the best job coach qualifications and training to get ahead?

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What is the best training for becoming a job coach? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective job coach?

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Lauren Bishop in Franklin, Michigan

90 months ago

Where can I get certified as a Job coach in Michigan.

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Lilac in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

83 months ago

Hi,
I would say that the best knowledge base to have for becoming a job coach is knowing as much as you can about the individual with a disability, and how that disability affects their overall life each day--from work to play to home life--because one area overlaps another to make up the whole individual. It means having knowledge in the health field--whether that is psychology, sociology, social work, or a human services field. Ongoing training is provided both in-agency and through registration in community workshops or classes. Job coaches are not usually "certified," but rather skilled professionals who are trained.

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Sandy in Clinton Township, Michigan

80 months ago

Where would I go in a school or school district to find a job as a job coach. I currently work with two small children that have autism.

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