Job Coach 1st Shift

Description:

TITLE:                         Job Coach - 1st Shift

DEPT:                         Supported Employment/DDS Funded

REPORTS TO:          Group Supported Employment (GSE) Program Coordinator

JOB TYPE:                 Full-Time/ Non-exempt

BENEFITS:                 Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Generous Paid Time Off Allowance

AT – WILL EMPLOYMENT: Employment at Kuhn Employment Opportunities is at will. This means that the employment relationship is terminable, with or without cause or notice, by either party for any reason or for no reason. No one associated with Kuhn Employment Opportunities has the authority to make any promises contrary to this at-will definition.

SUMMARY:

Responsible for job skills training to  individuals with disabilities.  Including transportation, hands on instruction and supervision of job operations, quality control, work flow and material handling to meet production demands in assigned job sites.  Participates in the development and implementation of Individual Service Plan goals/ Behavior Plans to maximize each assigned client’s ability to function independently.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:           None

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/FUNCTIONS:

This position requires such typical work operations and responsibilities as, but not limited to:

1.             Implements the daily operations of the job site, including setting up, training and assigning work to             clients/employees.  Instructing the clients/employees in the requirements of quality control.

2.             Job coach is a hands on person and is responsible for seeing that the work guaranteed the employer is accomplished; regardless of client/employee’s ability or disability.  Acts as a liaison between onsite employer and Kuhn management.

3.             Provides input for specific programs according to client needs.  Implements program goals for each client including observation and record keeping (charts, etc.) of clients progress on a daily basis.  Insures confidentiality of all appropriate client records.

4.             Participates in all team meetings requested by Program Coordinator.

5.             Provides task analysis, time studies for all clients assigned as requested.

6.             Records production data, including daily worksheets, attendance and time sheets, invoices, material logging, inventory control.

7.             Maintains a safe physical environment within the assigned work area, insuring supervision of all material handling, work tools and equipment.           

8.             Actively communicates and cooperates with all staff regarding production demands, personnel and client related issues.

9.             Develops and implements meaningful, work-related activities with clients during periods of unpaid downtime.

10.          Responsibility for more than one job site when appropriate.

11.          Works with Administration and other staff as appropriate to review and revise program procedures in accordance with best practices in the field.

12.          Responsible to safely transport client to/ from the job site and/ or to/ from home as required.

 

OTHER DUTIES:

 

1.             Works with and assists others as required.  Performs additional duties at the request of the management.

2.             Responsible for performing work duties in a safe manner, adhering to all established safety procedures and providing input into enhancing overall company safety.

3.             Attends job relevant seminars/conferences as appropriate; attends all mandatory training sessions and maintains required certifications.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Associates degree in Human Services related field or High School education plus a minimum of 1 to 2 years direct service work experience in a human service area.  Experience with disabled persons preferred.  Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Obtain and/or maintain CPR Certification, First Aid Training and PMT Certification.

Valid Connecticut drivers license (with Public Passenger Permit endorsement).

Available means of transportation.

Automobile insurance in force per Kuhn’s specifications when using personal vehicle for work related purposes.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Be able to lift up to 40 lbs., on feet up to 7 hours.  Drive for long periods of time.

 

Kuhn Employment Opportunities is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer 

Offers of employment are contingent upon the return of background information that is fully consistent with the strict hiring criteria of Kuhn.


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