Job Coach/Community Site Supervisor - PRN

    • Job Tracking ID: 512251-710571
    • Job Location: Marietta, GA
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: November 07, 2019
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Job Description:

JOB COACH/COMMUNITY SITE SUPERVISOR - PRN

Tommy Nobis Center

Marietta, GA

Tommy Nobis Center Mission: Empowering People Through Employment

Vision: Tommy Nobis Center envisions supportive communities where people with disabilities are afforded the opportunity to work.

Position Summary:

The PRN Job Coach primary duties will encompass assisting individuals with disabilities in the acquisition of work maturity skills necessary to obtain employment and independently maintain employment in the community. The PRN Job Coach provides ongoing support to participants working at various employment sites. This support is individual-based and centered around work-related goals that focus on helping the participant obtain the maximum level of independence within their job. The Job Coach provides the supports necessary to ensure success at future employment opportunities.

On an as needed basis, the PRN Job Coach will provide supervisory coverage to Tommy Nobis Center' Community Site locations. When providing coverage as a Site Supervisor, the PRN Job Coach is responsible for the management and daily operations of the community-based site to which they are assigned.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

Works effectively with employers’ supervisors and co-workers to ensure success of participants on the job integration into the social structure of the workplace.

  • Facilitates participant learning and performing task procedures, developing supports, as needed in cooperation with the rehabilitation team and employer personnel.
  • Reinforces proper use and care of materials, equipment and tools, ensuring safe and effective practices.
  • Ensures participants are always treated in a respectful manner.
  • Adheres to Tommy Nobis Center’s policies, employment services procedures, approved behavior management techniques, and good work practices.
  • Observes, coaches and supports participants on the job, providing objective observations of work habits, interpersonal relations, quality of work, and other related areas.
  • Provides guidance and instruction regarding employment skill, job readiness, work habits and attitudes, safety, grooming and hygiene, and other issues as determined to be necessary and appropriate.
  • Submits weekly job coaching services report to Case Managers providing a record of job coaching services provided.
  • Provides instruction as required to prepare program participants for employment;
  • Provides individualized job instruction.
  • Provides pre-employment and post-employment services to program participants.
  • Ensures program participants are always treated in a respectful manner.
  • Works closely with Rehabilitation staff, referral sources and program participants to facilitate productive transition to employment.
  • Secures participation for program participants appropriate to program participant’s goals, abilities, and needs within the service area.
  • Develops program participant’s self-respect, confidence, and ability to function independently.
  • Instructs and models good interpersonal relationships and team dynamics.
  • Provides transportation to program participants as needed using Tommy Nobis Center’s van or personal vehicle when necessary (reimbursed for mileage).
  • Provides back up supervision to community sites when either working directly with a program participant or on a fill-in basis when not job coaching.
  • Participates in assigned training and in-service programs.
  • Stays current on innovations in the field of employment and vocational services.
  • Must maintain a good attendance record.

Tommy Nobis Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Drugs Don’t Work worksite and a participant in e-Verify.

Experience and Skills:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Services, Psychology, Social Work, Education or related degree preferred.

Prior Experience Desirable:

  • Two years’ experience in working and training persons with disabilities.

Qualifications:

  • Mission driven, guided by core values.
  • Pleasure to work with; positive team player able to work toward common goals.
  • Hungry, humble and smart.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to drive motor vehicles.
  • Functional computer skills including MS Office (Outlook, Word, etc.)
  • Maintain CPR and First Aid certifications, and driver’s license.
  • Must pass drug screen and background check.
  • Must have a good Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
  • Eligibility to work in the United States.

Core Competencies:

Listening

Understands and learns from what others say.

Problem Solving

Resolves difficult or complicated challenges.

Results Focus & Initiative

Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Gets the job done.

Teamwork

Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.

Providing Consultation

Partners with participants to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues.

Development & Continual Learning

Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement.

Adaptability & Flexibility

Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.

Special Skills/Abilities:

Interpersonal:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to use discretion and good judgment while maintaining confidentiality.

Written Communications:

  • Strong written communication skills required to maintain quality documentation and effectively communicate with a broad range of individuals

Analytical:

  • Ability to use spreadsheets to maintain material records and accurately report participant time on jobs.

Oral Communications:

  • Excellent ability to communicate with persons with disabilities, including individuals who are unable to understand written communication.

Leadership:

  • Ability to motivate participants and provide good example of work habits.

Organizational:

  • Ability to prioritize work and complete jobs in a timely manner.

Problem-Solving

  • Strong problem solving skills required to develop strategies to overcome obstacles and problems.

Equipment

  • Will identify need for adaptive aids or modifications of equipment at work site. Use of a computer, printer, copier, fax and telephone.

Other Qualifications or Requirements:

Mental Effort:

  • Ability to do detail work during periods of frequent interruptions and multiple distractions

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and move items up to 25 pounds without assistance.
  • Have a full range of motion in upper and lower body.
  • Be able to reach overhead.
  • Be able to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time.
  • Good hand dexterity.
  • Good eye sight.

Visual Effort:

  • Well-lit office, community site environment and/or production floor (heated/non air conditioned).

Safety:

  • Understanding of OSHA safety program requirements.
  • Follow all safety regulations to diminish accidents.
  • Knowledge of evacuation procedures and the whereabouts of exits and fire extinguishers.
  • Immediately report circumstances you consider may present a hazard to yourself and others.
  • Report any accident whether minor or major.

Scope of Position:

  • Supervise assigned participants.

Declaration:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. They may be subject to change at any time.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Tommy Nobis Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Drugs Don’t Work worksite and a participant in e-Verify.