Carries out the services of the programs by assisting clients in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment that is consistent with their vocational goals. Engages clients and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward a goal of competitive employment in community job settings with other workers. Job Coach II (Floater’s), time will also be spent in the Literacy Program, Career Discovery, and both Centers for Independence as scheduled.
Principal Accountabilities: (essential job functions):
Works with each service recipient in a professional and caring manner, and sets an example through personal actions.
Completes required paperwork accurately and timely according to departmental procedures.
Completes monthly paperwork by the 3rd working day of each month.
Remains current on all service recipient program planning documents and assessments at all times.
Assist with medication and informs Supervisor of issues or changes in medication or Treatment Plan.
Promotes a creative learning environment.
Able to take initiative and work one-on-one with Clients if need be.
Able to handle stressful situations and “behavioral problems”.
Transports service recipients in agency vehicle as directed
Maintains area in clean, neat fashion at all times.
Observes safety and models appropriate safety practices in the workplace
Arrives on time and maintains a good attendance record.
Remains flexible to new job assignments and responsibilities.
Presents program in a positive, professional manner to the public.
Uses all supplies and equipment in program in an appropriate and professional manner.
Establishes and maintains effective and professional relationships with co-workers, service recipients, supervisor and department head.
Monitor and observe LifeROOTS’ Clients in employment/work settings.
Communicates effectively with supervisor, LifeROOTS Service Coordinators, employer representatives, and other relevant parties.
Participates in the development of the client’s Individual Service Plan (ISP).
Participates in job development activities in coordination w/Employment Specialist II.
Participates in departmental projects.
Presents program in a positive manner to the public.
Flexible in responding to varied job assignments - nights, weekends and holiday work may be required.
Teach individual job skills, requirement utilizing job task analysis, job specific supports including assistive technology.
Provide personal assistance, as needed, and able to according to limitations/doctor’s restrictions.
Build natural support network between the individual and co-workers.
Identify/solve problems before they become a crisis for the individual, employer and co- workers.
Assists the individual side by side at the job site.
Analyzes job requirements and break into manageable components that can be taught to the individual.
Attend all meetings unless prior arrangements have been made with the department head.
Complies with DD Waiver, Mi Via and State General Funds Standards.
Maintains conduct that is professional and ethical at all times.
Complies with all applicable LifeROOTS policies and procedures.
Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment.
Responsible for participation in the company’s quality improvement program and ensures that department applicable quality improvement requirements are fulfilled.
Responsible for participation in the company’s financial management and ensures that all department-applicable fiscal responsibilities are fulfilled.
Responsible for participation in the company’s Health and Safety program and ensure that all department-applicable safety requirements are fulfilled.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Employment Specialist II.
Essential Skills and Experience:
HS Diploma or GED
One year of experience working with people with disabilities; prior experience in Vocational Services or Day Habilitation desirable.
Experience working in business and industry preferable.
Participation in recent continuing education programs related to Community Services, per licensing requirements.
Must complete required training within 360 days of employment.