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Job Coach/Employment Specialist
JOB TITLE: Employment Specialist/Job Coach
REPORTS TO: VP of Operations
* Must have a Job Coach training certificate or successfully complete the Job Coach training prior to hire.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
As a LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT program, the Supported Employment Specialist is responsible for assisting clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to gain and maintain employment in competitive job environments. At Loveland, our goals are loftier – we believe in equality through opportunity, as such, we work with our program Participants to set career goals. We want to see our participants find and maintain employment, but we also want to assist them moving up the career ladder.
Loveland employees will ensure that all participants receive the supports necessary in order to be successful in their chosen environments and communities. We also stress the importance of our relationships with business and community leaders to create job opportunities. Our employment services provide individuals with career-focused job opportunities based on their individual skills and experience; job seekers are provided pre-employment training, job placement, on-the-job coaching, on-going support and case management to ensure they reach their employment goals and employers benefit from a reliable and highly trained workforce for hard-to-fill positions that reflect the diversity of our community.
Receives administrative supervision from the VP of Operations
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
**EXTRAORDINARY WORK CONDITIONS:May be required to work flexible hours and to travel to locations other than work sites, such as participant’s home, and meeting locations. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED required; BA/BS in related field including social service, special education, psychology, nursing and one year of experience in the health care field preferably with individuals with IDD or an associate’s degree with 2 years of health care experience preferably with individuals with I/DD, or 4 years of paid health care experience preferably with individuals with I/DD. Valid Florida driver’s license. Must possess and maintain a clean driving record (no major traffic violations and not more than two minor traffic violations)..Must be independent and self-directed, with strong organizational and time management skills. Must be available to work flexible hours