Job Coach (Flexible Schedule)

Vocational Services San Jose, California


Description

Position Title:                   Job Coach
Program/Region:             Jobs Plus / Santa Clara County
Reports to:                       Job Coach Supervisor
Classification:                  Casual, Non-Exempt, Part-Time
Compensation:                $18.00 hourly           
Schedule:                          This position offers a flexible schedule, perfect for a student.                   
 
Agency Description:  
Founded in San Mateo, California, in 1964, Caminar’s thriving programs and services serve more than 14,000 individuals annually across San MateoSanta ClaraSan FranciscoSolano, and Butte Counties. Our nonprofit organization’s portfolio of behavioral health and supportive services empowers and supports individuals and families to move toward resilience, wellness, and independence. And, we are expanding our capacity to address the increasingly complex needs of individuals and families.
 
Position Description:    
Under supervision of the Job Developer, the Job Coach is responsible for analyzing job tasks of clients in the Jobs Plus program so that they can provide on-the-job training to clients with serious mental illness.  They must develop and maintain productive working relationships with employers and clients to ensure continuation of the good reputation of the agency for providing quality employees who have disabilities.  This position will work primarily out of the San Jose area, with light travel to San Mateo on occasion (5x per year).
 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:                       

  • Provide supervision to consumers with mental and/or developmental disability; Observe and assess consumers’ work skills ensuring that consumer’s work performance meets job requirements and employer's standards. Identify client learning needs and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Analyze job tasks and develop a job training program for each position.
  • Evaluate and document clients' job performance; Provide constructive feedback as needed.
  • Ensure consumer’s safety in the community by following established employer’s safety practices; negotiate work site accommodation (as needed) with the employer or volunteer site.
  • Drive own or agency vehicle to job sites and other venues, as required; documenting and reporting mileage according to agency procedures, so that services can be provided in a timely manner; comply with agency vehicle policy at all times.
  • Report suspected abuse of clients and complete incident reports in a timely manner.
  • Act as a role model for clients, demonstrating productive work skills and professional behavior.
  • Provide support services to clients, their families, employers, and care providers as necessary.
  • Promote the services of JobsPlus.
  • Develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationship with all individuals served.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with other system providers and actively participate in meetings that affect the program, as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with employers in the community, encouraging them to accept people with disabilities as employees.
  • Comply with all state Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) regulations and CARF standards, as well as all agency policies and procedures; Foster productive relationships with DOR as necessary.
  • Ensure that all client records are properly maintained, stored, and kept confidential at all times.
  • Attend training events as assigned by supervisor.
  • Attend and participate in a weekly staff meeting.
  • Relieve other Job Coaches, as assigned.
  • Participate in promoting a safe, healthy and clean working environment at all times consistent with applicable laws, industry standards and the agency’s own Health & Safety Program.
  • Complete and submit accurate time sheets and absence reports to program management in a timely manner.
  • Promote within the agency and with the general public the philosophy and practice of social rehabilitation.
  • Actively nurture and advance the cooperative, harmonious and teamwork oriented environment Caminar strives to promote within the workplace; Through daily efforts and presentation promote an atmosphere of dignity and respect in line with the organization’s mission, philosophy, policies and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties, responsibilities and special projects as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be passionate about Caminar's mission.
  • Must be available to work evening and weekend shifts on a short notice, and to work overtime when required. Ability to keep a flexible work schedule is therefore essential.
  • High School Diploma or GED is required. BA in psychology or related field is preferred. 
  • A minimum of one year of direct service provision to people with disabilities, preferably in a social rehabilitation or vocational setting is preferred.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance, as required by Title XXII, other licensing regulations, and Caminar practices.
  • This position requires frequent driving.  A valid California driver license, reliable personal vehicle, current personal auto insurance as required by law, and an MVR sufficient to obtain and reasonably maintain insurability under agency auto liability policies are all essential job requirements.
  • Must be able to pass post-offer, pre-employment medical and drug tests as required under State Community Care Licensing regulations and/or agency policies.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR certification.

Caminar is a leader in providing innovative client-oriented behavioral health services and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our team.  Please visit our web site at www.caminar.org