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Job Coach

Company: ECHO
Location: Leesburg
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Background ECHO is seeking a Job Coach to assist individuals with disabilities in identifying appropriate and satisfying employment, locating and securing that employment, and providing the necessary support to maintain or improve employment. This position is community based and work hours are based on client needs. ECHO's mission is to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve their optimal level of personal, social and economic success. ECHO is a nonprofit that offers lifelong support for adults with disabilities. We provide skill building, job placement, day support and transportation. Our services empower individuals to be active members of the community. Job Duties

  • Perform discovery with individuals to identify and explore their skills, interests, motivations for work, support needs and ideal working conditions for employment including their "dream job"
  • With the information from discovery, help the person to develop their job search goals
  • Support individuals in seeking employment including identifying potential jobs, readiness planning, resume writing, completion of job applications, interviews with employers doing so only to the extent needed by each individual
  • Assist individuals in managing all needs related to their job (such as dress code, required equipment, planning for on time arrival and transportation planning)
  • Help identify and provide for job accommodations if needed
  • Provide one-on-one job instruction and training until the person is independent utilizing creative teaching methods
  • Develop workplace tools or strategies that will help the supported employee perform their jobs if/when the job coach fades out to less support
  • Provide support in personal care needs of those supported when/if needed for someone who will maintain job coach support
  • Help the person develop natural supports in the workplace
  • Act as a guide for the workplace culture identifying if and where the person needs or wants support in managing within their work environment with peers and supervisors
  • Market Individual Supported Employment to local businesses and community organizations to develop worksites and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities Minimum Position Requirements
    • Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and/or directly related work experience
    • Considerable experience in vocational and/or support training of persons with disabilities
    • Must possess valid driver's license and driving record meeting insurance requirements
    • Successful completion of drug/alcohol screening and a background check to include fingerprinting Company HighlightsAt ECHO, we offer our qualified employees a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits package features:
      • Company paid medical, dental and vision insurance
      • Company paid Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Short-Term Disability insurance
      • Flexible Spending Account
      • Paid time off
      • 403(b) with company matching Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of drug/alcohol screening, criminal background check, and education, employment, and references checks. ECHO is a drug free workplace.ECHO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class. ECHO is a member of DHS E-Verify program.

Keywords: ECHO, Leesburg , Job Coach, Other , Leesburg, Virginia

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