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Part Time Job Coach

MERS Goodwill

Job Description

Alton Center Office - Alton, IL

Position Type

Part Time

Education Level

High School

Job Shift

Day

Job Category

Nonprofit - Social Services
Position Overview

Who we are:

MERS Goodwill is seeking a part time Job Coach for the Madison and St. Clair County areas to assist individuals with disabilities maintain employment in their community. This position supports individuals on their jobs to help them with employment success\! Excellent time management and written/verbal communication required. Flexibility with schedule availability as well as independent transportation and insurance required. Local travel in Madison and St. Clair Counties; mileage reimbursement provided.

Position Overview:

MERS Goodwill is seeking a part time Job Coach for the St. Clair and Madison County areas to assist individuals with disabilities maintain employment in their community. This position supports individuals on their jobs to help them with employment success\! Excellent time management and written/verbal communication required. Flexibility with schedule availability as well as independent transportation and insurance required. Local travel in Madison and St. Clair Counties; mileage reimbursement provided.

Primary Duties:

1. Work alongside consumer as needed to assist with meeting employer expectations with regards to task completion and speed

2. Continue to provide training to improve consumer work performance after employer’s training period has ended

3. Problem solve to create accommodations or other ways to address performance issues

4. Support consumers to develop and maintain relationships with co-workers and supervisors

5. Develop and maintain natural supports on the job and establish working relationships with the supervisor(s)

6. Assist with task analysis as needed

7. Implement proper fading/re-entry techniques to ensure consumer success

8. Maintains contact with MERS/Goodwill Case Manager assigned to the consumer to report progress and difficulties

9. Provides bus training or otherwise ensures transportation needs are met

10. Completes agency paperwork including, but not limited to, daily documentation of observations and job coaching/retention hourly log

11. Utilizes time at the work site to complete all necessary paperwork when possible, maintain a minimum of 80% of hours worked in billable time.

12. All other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Qualifications: High school degree and experience working in social services is required. Bachelor’s degree and experience working in the field of social service with individuals with disabilities is preferred.

Essential Training Requirements: First Aid and CPR preferred.

MERS/ MO Goodwill considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

The inclusion of any unsolicited information may lead to the disqualification of application.

Reasonable accommodations may be requested by contacting HR and are provided whenever reasonable to assist the employee in the performance of job duties.

MERS/ MO Goodwill requires various background and record checks upon employment.

EOE

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