Job Coach (NCSD)
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Burke County, NC

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This is an eleven (11) month position working at the NC School for the Deaf. This positon will provide job development and job placement opportunities for Deaf and hard of hearing students in conjunction with their IEP transition and vocational education goals. Employee will assist newly placed students with their work responsibilities and assist the employer with conveying job expectations to the students. The employee will document student progress to the IEP team, transition coordinator and school counselor to provide a positive work experience prior to graduation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

An ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of the practical application of task analysis and goal writing. Considerable knowledge of practical application of behavioral management techniques. General knowledge of the population served. Ability to develop rapport with employers and other involved human service professionals and family members. Ability to market program services and negotiate agreements with employers. Ability to develop supportive counseling and instructional techniques. Ability to establish rapport and relate to the population served. Ability to evaluate client progress, observe behavior, communicate observations and recommendations effectively in written and oral form. Ability to learn a variety of jobs.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in a human services field; or a four year degree and one year of experience working with developmentally disabled clients; or graduation from a two year associate program designed to prepare support personnel for work in human services agencies and two years of experience working with developmentally disabled clients; or graduation from high school or equivalent and four years of experience providing instruction to clients preferably involving task analysis, including two years with the population to be served.

Management prefers applicants with business/industry experience and accompanying knowledge, skills and abilities and applicants. Demonstrated competencies in communicating via ASL/sign language.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

Please note the recruitment range for this 11 month position. Any employment offer may be less than the maximum of the range due to salary equity with similarly-situated employees or the selected candidate's related education and experience.

Special Requirement: Selected candidates for employment will be required to undergo a TB screen during the first 60 days of employment.

All work experience MUST be included in the work history section of the application. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume (text or attached) WILL NOT be considered as qualifying experience.

Please note that resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the State of North Carolina Job Application.

Contact Information:
Teri W. Longo, Human Resources Manager
North Carolina School for the Deaf
(828) 432-5308/Fax (828) 432-5309