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Job Coach/Job Developer
at Jemez Pueblo
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Responsible for acting as an advocate and job coach by providing assistance to consumers in preparation for employment; establish and collaborate with surrounding businesses for possible job placements.
- Assists and provides consumers with interviewing skills, effective communication, resume writing, job search, transportation to job search/interviews and job fairs; advocacy, job coaching, internet and computer assistance.
- Researches, networks and establishes collaboration with local/surrounding businesses for job placement, on-the-job training, and job shadowing.
- Educates employers on financial incentives for hiring people with disabilities; utilizes available resources to provide and develop appropriate accommodations within the workplace as needed.
- Plans and develops training materials to facilitate trainings (employability skills training and job/college fair); performs outreach activities, conferences, finance classes, education on program services and disability awareness in the communities served; advertises for various events.
- Provides on-going monitoring, follow up and feedback to consumers, employers and supervisor regarding consumer’s job placements, site visits and written consumer reports; maintains collaborations with businesses.
- Processes and maintains consumer cases/records and intakes, daily consumer data input into the computer system.
- Provides one-on-one vocational rehabilitation counseling services; establishes consumer’s individual plan for employment for support services; sends referrals to appropriate resources for services as needed; requests and gathers medical health records from medical facilities for determination of eligibility for services.
- Establishes and networks with tribal programs and surrounding businesses for consumer job placements, medical and mental health services.
- Attends and participates in all relevant events, workshops, training and meetings to gain skills and knowledge relating to program and consumer services.
- Contributes to the overall quality of the unit’s service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
- Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and Experience:
High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED); AND formal coursework in social work, or a closely related field; AND two (2) years of experience in developing and providing community service programming.
Required Knowledge and Skills
- Applicable laws, codes and regulations.
- Community business environment.
- Record keeping and report writing principles and practices.
- Principles and practices of employment search and selection.
- Basic principles and practices of skill development and counseling.
- Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
- Complying with applicable laws, codes and regulations.
- Maintaining accurate case records and preparing accurate and timely reports.
- Developing training programs, to include program planning and implementation.
- Assisting consumers in identifying personal interests to a job, workplace supports to accommodate consumer’s disability, conducting job and task analysis, determining the skill level of consumers for job/career of choice, assessing the job site and essential functions of the job for consumers, advocating for consumers and assisting employers with reasonable job accommodations.
- Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
- Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
- Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
- Using software applications related to assigned functions.
- Dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained.
- Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:
- Valid New Mexico Driver’s License.
JOB COACH/JOB DEVELOPER
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment; stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength and agility to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in over the telephone and in person.