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Job Coach - Peoria, IL

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Company Name:EP!C
Location:Peoria, IL
Employment Type:Full Time
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Job Description

Job Title:

Job Coach


May 27 2021


Employment Services


1st Shift; 40 Hours Per Week

Position Status:


FLSA Status:

Pay Grade:

Non-Exempt- hourly

Level 1


Director of Community Placement

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Position Objective: Under the supervision of the Director of Community Placement, train, supervise, and evaluate individuals placed in community jobs. Work with employers to solve conflicts, establish natural job supports, and train them how to communicate effectively with persons with developmental disabilities. Keep accurate and timely documentation of sites worked according to specific documentation requirements. Use own vehicle to transport persons to/from sites as needed. Will follow Rule 50, Dept. of Human Services Rule 115, Rule 116, Rule 119, Rule 120, and other relevant regulatory guidelines.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Mission, Vision, & Values

  1. To support the philosophy through the agency's mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.
  2. Manage all responsibilities based on the agency mission, using individual choice and al appropriate policies, procedures, and regulations.
  3. To conduct oneself in a manner that reflects the highest standards of professional courtesy and ethical practices to people served, staff, guardians, families, and all outside contacts.

Program/Department development and Coordination

  1. Provide program instruction to assist in attaining and maintaining a level of self-sufficiency necessary to participate in community employment.
  2. Provide direct training and instruction to individuals to meet community employer's standards and job specifications.
  3. Monitor client work schedules to ensure proper attendance and punctuality.
  4. During the transitional phase from a sheltered to a community environment, facilitate and encourage active integration with co-workers and supervisors.
  5. Maintain regular contact with community employers to enhance communication and develop natural supports.
  6. Provide transportation for the clients as needed.
  7. Serve as a role model for the person.
  8. In cooperation with supervisor develop and follow the individualized written task analysis for each community job site.
  9. At least monthly, consult with identified IDT members for clients in the community to discuss progress, strengths, needs, and objectives.
  10. As requested, and scheduled, participate in skills training and upgrading of technical knowledge through Agency in-service training, local workshops, and community seminars.
  11. Attend staffing and departmental meetings as requested.

Fiscal management

  1. Utilize appropriate forms to assess and document client progress in acquiring skills necessary to continue employment.
  2. Document job coaching hours and client progress accurately and submit on a timely basis for review by supervisor.
  3. Maintain records of client wages and work schedule to be submitted monthly to supervisor(s).

Marginal Responsibilities

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.
  2. As a mandated reporter, ensure all allegations of abuse and neglect are reported as required.

Education/Experience Requirements

  1. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  2. Must be able to assess physical environment based on health and safety needs and implement corrective measures when needed.
  3. Knowledge of the principles of Person-Centered Planning and the Council of Quality Leadership (CQL).

Competency Requirements

  1. Ability to manage others.
  2. Ability to multi-task.
  3. Effective time management skills.
  4. Professional interpersonal skills.
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  6. Strong analytical skills.
  7. Strong business acumen.
  8. Strong ethical conduct.
  9. Strong leadership skills.
  10. Strong project management skills.

Physical Requirements

  1. Frequent walking and sitting.
  2. Regular reaching, grasping, and standing.
  3. Other physical activities related to an office environment.
  4. Operates general office equipment, including multi-line phone, fax machine, printer, copier, and personal computer.
  5. Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Work Environment

  1. Work may occur in the following settings: Home, Office, Classroom, Site, Group Homes, Warehouse, or Community.
  2. Be a team player with a positive attitude towards the people EP!C supports, peers, EP!C staff and outside contacts.

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