JOB COACH (Lake and Porter County)
Opportunity Enterprises, Inc. - Valparaiso, IN

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DESCRIPTION

Provides employer-based coaching and follow-along services to adults with disabilities, intensive retraining, supervision, advocacy, and related like skills. He/she will train based upon the individual needs of the client served.

Days and Shifts Vary

DUTIES

IISPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

The Job Coach will specifically:
1.Provide coaching and training to actively working Vocational Rehab clients.

2.Maintain a minimum of twice monthly job site contacts as appropriate with clients and employers.

3.Provide necessary training/re-training at job sites.

4.Assist with job development as needed.

5.Assist with the development of natural supports at the work site.

6.Maintain necessary documentation, data and reports as required by CARF (Commission of Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities) standards, funding source and agency.

7.Advocate for and pursue services as appropriate to meet the individual needs of clients.

8.Maintain awareness of local, state and national trends that impact employment services.

9.Assist with developing systems to keep abreast of new trends.

10.Maintain the required productivity level at 90% billable hours weekly based on caseload of active job coaching and follow along.

IIIGENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
In addition to the Specific Responsibilities outlined above, General Responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.Communication
The General Responsibilities of this position may include the ability to communicate and interact with the public, co-workers, other departments, supervisors, consultants, clients and client family members.

2.Physical Tasks
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.

3.General Tasks and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the Specific and General Responsibilities satisfactorily. In addition, the following tasks and abilities are required to perform this job:
1)Without assistance, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
2)While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to climb ladders/stairs, walk, crawl, sit, stand, stoop, bend, squat, push, pull, have full physical dexterity and agility, and eye/hand coordination.
3)This position requires the ability to operate a vehicle
4)The employee must have the ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals.
5)The employee must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
6)The employee must have the ability to calculate and count, add, subtract, multiply, divide and work with fractions, decimals and percentages.
7)The employee must have the ability to comprehend, retain and follow oral and written instructions, exercise good judgment, set priorities, concentrate and focus on sensitive materials or items, listen, analyze, problem solve and make decisions.
8)The employee must be able to complete necessary reports on the agency computer system.
9)The employee must be able to negotiate, self-direct, work without supervision, function in high stress situations, provide instruction/training, direct, inspect and organize.

4.The Job Coach shall assume other responsibilities as requested by the JobSource Specialist and/or JobSource Manager.

VWORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are generally representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

1.While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly:
1)Has multiple work sites
2)Is isolated with minimal support
3)Has continuous mobility
4)Works at outside work sites
5)Works at inside work sites
6)Has exposure to all types of weather and temperature conditions
7)Has exposure to dust, dirt, and mud substances
8)Has exposure to moving machinery
9)Has exposure to high stress situations
10)Has changes in work schedules

2.While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally:
1)Has exposure to hazardous chemicals or infectious substances
2)Has exposure to high-risk situations
3)Is required to perform repetitive work

3.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate (normal).

QUALIFICATIONS

1)She/he must possess a valid Driver's License, with a driving record acceptable to Opportunity Enterprises Inc. insurance carrier.
2)She/he must possess a High School Diploma or GED.
3) College is a plus, past work experience in rehabilitation is a plus and knowledge of sales or public relations. IISPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

The Job Coach will specifically:
1.Provide coaching and training to actively working Vocational Rehab clients.

2.Maintain a minimum of twice monthly job site contacts as appropriate with clients and employers.

3.Provide necessary training/re-training at job sites.

4.Assist with job development as needed.

5.Assist with the development of natural supports at the work site.

6.Maintain necessary documentation, data and reports as required by CARF (Commission of Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities) standards, funding source and agency.

7.Advocate for and pursue services as appropriate to meet the individual needs of clients.

8.Maintain awareness of local, state and national trends that impact employment services.

9.Assist with developing systems to keep abreast of new trends.

10.Maintain the required productivity level at 90% billable hours weekly based on caseload of active job coaching and follow along.

IIIGENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
In addition to the Specific Responsibilities outlined above, General Responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.Communication
The General Responsibilities of this position may include the ability to communicate and interact with the public, co-workers, other departments, supervisors, consultants, clients and client family members.

2.Physical Tasks
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.

3.General Tasks and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the Specific and General Responsibilities satisfactorily. In addition, the following tasks and abilities are required to perform this job:
1)Without assistance, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
2)While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to climb ladders/stairs, walk, crawl, sit, stand, stoop, bend, squat, push, pull, have full physical dexterity and agility, and eye/hand coordination.
3)This position requires the ability to operate a vehicle
4)The employee must have the ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals.
5)The employee must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
6)The employee must have the ability to calculate and count, add, subtract, multiply, divide and work with fractions, decimals and percentages.
7)The employee must have the ability to comprehend, retain and follow oral and written instructions, exercise good judgment, set priorities, concentrate and focus on sensitive materials or items, listen, analyze, problem solve and make decisions.
8)The employee must be able to complete necessary reports on the agency computer system.
9)The employee must be able to negotiate, self-direct, work without supervision, function in high stress situations, provide instruction/training, direct, inspect and organize.

4.The Job Coach shall assume other responsibilities as requested by the JobSource Specialist and/or JobSource Manager.

VWORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are generally representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

1.While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly:
1)Has multiple work sites
2)Is isolated with minimal support
3)Has continuous mobility
4)Works at outside work sites
5)Works at inside work sites
6)Has exposure to all types of weather and temperature conditions
7)Has exposure to dust, dirt, and mud substances
8)Has exposure to moving machinery
9)Has exposure to high stress situations
10)Has changes in work schedules

2.While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally:
1)Has exposure to hazardous chemicals or infectious substances
2)Has exposure to high-risk situations
3)Is required to perform repetitive work

3.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate (normal).

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Opened in 1967, Opportunity Enterprises is a non-profit organization that strives to help individuals with developmental disabilities reach...