Job Coach - Nexus Neurorecovery Center - Conroe, TX
The Job Coach is responsible for providing job coaching services as assigned to residents and in the community at their workplaces. Responsible for working in the on-campus vocational services as needed and assigned by Supervisor.
Job Specific Responsibilities:
- Demonstrates knowledge on how to complete and document a job analysis.
- Oversees residents in one of the Vocational Services’ service line(s) – Print Shop, Craft Shops, Horticulture, Car Wash, etc.
- Demonstrates the understanding of client’s functional limitations and how to offer compensatory strategies to maintain employment regardless.
- Understands the demands of the employer and can adequately explain those to the patient.
- Demonstrates basic understanding of city, state and federal laws regarding the right to work.
- Demonstrates basic knowledge about what Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stands for and how they operate.
- Demonstrates knowledge of how to job coach regarding cueing, maintaining boundaries and fading when appropriate.
- Demonstrates basic knowledge of techniques utilized to modify behavior in a positive way.
- Demonstrates ability to use tact, patience and courtesy with clients and community employers at all times.
- Demonstrates ability to perform basic functions on Word and Excel including the preparation of reports and spreadsheets as needed.
- Demonstrates the ability to lead group discussion on campus regarding various vocational topics, including, but not limited to workplace behaviors, interviewing skills, work ethics, etc.
- Demonstrates ability to be able to solve problems independently as they arise in the work setting with satisfactory results.
- Demonstrates ability to discuss with clients their interests vocationally and satisfactorily match a job to their tastes.
- Ability to confer with the Community Re-entry Manager before job placement to ensure appropriate setting and agenda.
- Develops relationships with local business owners and managers to build the resource bank to expand program capabilities.
- Demonstrates ability to look at both physical site and demands of the job and break these items down and teach them to the patient in a way in which they understand what is required to be successful at the job at that location.
- Demonstrates the ability to monitor the client’s job ability and provide feedback, both positive and/or negative, as warranted.
- Work with the Vocational Rehabilitation staff members on how to restructure or modify job duties as needed.
- Lead and organize community trips to job and/or training programs as appropriate.
- Maintains various records, schedules and files for the purpose of documenting and/or providing reliable information.
- Assists on-campus vocational staff as needed depending on caseload.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of high-school degree or equivalent.
- Bilingual preferred but not required.
- Preferably minimum of one (1) year experience in working with vocational retraining.
- Preferably knowledge of or exposure to providing assistance to persons with neurological deficits or persons with disabilities in rehabilitation, acute care, community re-entry or other healthcare-related program.
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- Must be certified in CPR, First Aid and ABC 101.
- Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License and good driving record.
- Must be knowledgeable of and practice Infection control and Universal Precautions at all times.
- Must obtain a tuberculosis test with the first 14 days of employment and on an annual basis thereafter.
- Must pass a criminal background, misconduct registry and OIG/GSA Sanction check.