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Employment Specialist - Job Coach 

Category Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services  
Description

We are currently seeking an Employment Specialist - Job Coach covering Union and Meckleburg counties. This position is full time requiring a varying work schedule (including evenings and weekends).

Position Summary:
The Employment Specialist/ Job Coach performs as an integral part of the management team working with adults with disabilities. This position is part time with a flexible work schedule. The primary duties are to secure community based employment for individuals with disabilities. This position will provide evaluation, job development and intensive training services in the community for the individuals served and supported. The job coach will be the primary contact for Vocational Rehabilitation counselors for all individuals assigned. This position is supervised by the Program Supervisor or designee.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Accompany individuals to job interviews and assist in filling out applications and communicating qualifications.
  • Accompany individuals being supported to their community based employment site to provide on-the-job training.
  • Analyze job duties and tasks and complete a thorough job task analysis.
  • Assists individuals in mastering skills and meeting production standards. Job coach may be required to assist in performing individual’s job duties to maintain necessary production as well as model work behavior.
  • Facilitates social interaction with coworkers and provide reinforcement as learning is demonstrated.
  • Provide an average of 87.5% of working hours on direct service to individuals each week.
  • Conduct the primary job development activities for the program.
  • Maintain case records as required by licensing and funding bodies’ standards and regulations.
  • Coordinates communication with parents, case manager and other agencies serving the individuals being supported. This means that documentation must be entered into the electronic medical record system within 24 hours of service delivery.
  • Maintains good work habits regarding attendance, punctuality, appearance and effective working relationships with co-workers, VR and LME staff, employers and individuals being supported.
  • Provides supplemental evaluation, job development and intensive training activities with individuals being supported according to their VR authorization, service plan and work schedule.
  • Assists with the personal care needs of the individuals being supported such as toileting, dressing, eating, etc. as needed.
  • Responds to safety needs of the individuals being supported (i.e. choking, positioning, etc.)
  • Keeps the Team Leader informed on all issues of importance.
  • Attends appropriate work related workshops, in-service trainings, and conferences.
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality, manages use of PTO time, and follows all policies and procedures regarding time off.
  • Completes required training within prescribed timeframes.
  • Follows all ESUCP Policies and Procedures, including Universal Precautions practices.
  • Demonstrates Easter Seals valued behaviors of Accountability, Commitment and Caring as appropriate to position.
  • Performs related duties as requested

 
Position Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent appropriately accredited by the appropriate state department of education.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working with adults with disabilities is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the labor market and community services agencies as well as skills in writing task analysis, systemic job training, counseling, advocacy and supported employment are preferred.
  • Have a valid North Carolina driver’s license, good driving record and insurability is required.
  • Must have reliable transportation that will allow movement throughout the program delivery area.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Employment Specialist - Job Coach  
Division Employment  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Employment Charlotte  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
SuperVFlg None Specified 

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