Job Coach for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Job Coach for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This individual provides on-the-job training and job coaching, and long-term jobs supports to individuals receiving services in community jobs. Acts as liaison between client and employer. Teaches basic computer skills, provides self-directed job seeking skills training, resume writing, interviewing skills, etc. Provides mentorship services to individuals receiing services. Position is located near Federal & 2nd, Denver and is 18.75 hours/week. May include weekends and/or evenings.

Qualifications:

  1. Education: Associate degree in human services, social work or related field, preferred.
  2. Experience: 2-3 years’ experience in job seeking/job development services to under-employed populations and people with disabilities. Experience with computer applications and knowledge of self-directed job seeking skills, required.
  3. Other: Effective written and verbal communication skills. Must possess own transportation, valid driver’s license, good driving record and proof of vehicle insurance.
Responsibilities:
  1. Provides on-the-job coaching, training and intervention to individuals with intellectual and development disabilities with the goal of job retention. Acts as liaison to employer and provides on-the-job supports to client and employer. Provides support and additional training to clients and/or employers as needed. Reports progress on contact notes and monthly status reports.
  2. Provides individualized mentorship services to individuals. Promotes self-advocacy through instruction, providing hands-on experiences, modeling and advising.
  3. Teaches basic job seeking skills to individuals, assesses computer skills and tailors training.
  4. Supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through IDT and SP process;attends meetings; develops and implements ISSP’s; completes assessments, incident reports and monthly contact notes.
  5. Is a contributing member of the Disability & Employment Services team, attends required team and agency meetings.

 Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a 146-year-old nationally recognized agency with annual revenue of $12 million. Our agency is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to providing vital services to a diverse population in need in the metropolitan Denver area. We help seniors age in place, provide quality mental health counseling to individuals and families, offer training and job placement to people with developmental disabilities, and provide food and financial assistance to people in crisis. Every year JFS benefits more than 22,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes and abilities. JFS is very proud of our positive work culture, as well as recognition as a “best place to work in Denver.” Our employees enjoy competitive pay and benefits. JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit and inclusive organization.

Submit resume and cover letter with pay requirement to:
hr@jewishfamilyservice.org

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

 
Job Profile
Location: SHALOM Denver
Contact Name:
Contact Email: HR@jewishfamilyservice.org