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Vocational Job Coach in New Bern, NC at RHA Health Services

Date Posted: 2/8/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Title

Vocational Job Coach

Reports To

Vocational Program Manager

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Department

IDD-Operations

Comp Level

E-Non-Exempt

Job Level

Mid-Level


     

Summary

Provides support for individuals with disabilities in a variety of community-based work settings, supporting the person towards independence in the work tasks and work environment, including development of natural supports, assist the person receiving services in identifying and communicating his or her requests and needs for services and supports.  Implements services and supports to address the person’s vocational goals and desired outcomes as identified in their Individual Plan of Employment (IPE). Relies on supervision and direction from the Vocational Program Manager.  Requires a high school diploma or GED and experience working with the population supported.

 


Job Requirements

Required Competencies (Individual Contributor)

Accepting Responsibility (Supported by Be Proactive) -Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes; and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his or her actions and their consequences, both good and bad.

Supporting Organizational Goals (Supported by Begin with the End in Mind)-Actively supports organizational goals and values; aligns actions around organizational goals; gives priority to organizational needs and concerns when making decisions.

Managing Time (Supported by Putting First Things First)-Accurately estimates time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedule and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people's time.

Supporting Co-Workers (Supported by Think Win-Win)-Contributes to team performance by providing encouragement and support. Helps others overcome obstacles and successfully accomplish goals.

Attentive Listening- (Supported by Seek First to Understand then to be Understood)- Uses active listening techniques to avoid distractions and show interest in what the speaker has to say; is open to other viewpoints and clarifies points of contention; demonstrates patience while listening to others and does not interrupt.

Solving Complex Problems- (Supported by Synergize) -Effective at thinking through complex problems and information; uses traditional and innovative approaches to identify effective solutions. Seeks to accept and build off the ideas of others for solutions others may not have considered. 

Managing Stress-(Supported by Sharpening the Saw) Uses healthy and effective methods to manage stress (e.g., maintaining appropriate diet, exercise, and sleep schedules); reacts effectively when faced with high-pressure situations

Serving the People we Support / Customers (Supports Culture of Caring) -Has sufficient knowledge of the services and helps the people we support or our customers enthusiastically; communicates well with the people we support and customers and follows up as necessary is always professional and represents the organization positively.

Following Policies and Procedures- Understands and follows company policies; encourages others to follow work rules; calls attention to actions that may violate policies and procedures.

Meeting Basic Work Expectations-Complies with basic job requirements and tasks; arrives at work on time as scheduled; proactively informs others when he/she encounters problems that may limit his/her ability to meet expectations.

 


Essential Job Related Responsibilities

Assists with Health and Safety Procedures- Understands, teaches and utilizes proper body mechanics while assisting with behavioral intervention techniques, dependent/independent transfers and positioning of people supported regardless of individual weight distribution. Practices universal medical precautions by understanding and utilizing personal protective and safety equipment.

Coordinates Communication with Employees and Management- Works closely with Vocational Program Manager, and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor  to maintain communication, provide feedback, standardize procedures, and expedite the Individual Plan of Employment (IPE).  Promotes communication between employee (people supported) and employer. Communicates regularly with the worker and his/her team. 

Assists with Job Analysis and Development- Assists with performing job analysis.  Assists in the structure of jobs to facilitate the success of a worker. Assists in developing work sites in which job training can occur.  Provides effective strategies for fading assistance to the least degree possible while maintaining acceptable worker output. Troubleshoots problems that occur in the work site, such as production problems, method of performing tasks, attendance, and relationships with co-workers.

Assists with People Supported Training- Performs hands-on people supported training as people supported qualify for different jobs.  Participates at the work site (where necessary), to ensure the people supported are meeting production criterion, relieve the worker if emergencies arise, and encourage the worker to gradually take on more responsibilities as he/she is able.  Supports the people supported in developing appropriate relationships between co-workers and supervisors. Implements and monitors formal people supported training programs.

Performs Specialist Responsibilities- Ensures confidentiality regarding sensitive issues and material.  Includes people supported rights to privacy, medical data, employee complaints, supervisor and unit problems, investigations, and legal proceedings. Reports to management all suspected or observed incidents of people supported abuse, neglect or exploitation. Implements strategies for training and support by co-workers and supervisors.

 

Required Education/Experience

Education- High school diploma or (GED)

Experience- Prefer experience working individuals with Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities.

 




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