Job Coach

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Posted
Aug 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Job Coach position is necessary for the teaching of PACE students vocational skills and assisting students in developing a work ethic. The Job Coach will develop and maintain a working relationship with our Internship partners.

 

 

•Provides direct instruction to students at their internship sites;
•Participates in weekly Field Work staff meetings, weekly PACE staff meetings as requested, as well as department and university meetings (as required);
•Completes student records, logs, and reports as required, including mentoring and assisting students with Portfolio preparation;
•Participates in training events, as required;
•Assists in problem solving conferences dealing with field work issues of those who have violated procedures or are otherwise in difficulty;
•Assist with planning and implementing appreciation events and supporting student interviewing

 

 

Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Special Education, or Human Services field (preferable), with relevant experience. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, families and other agency representatives as appropriate. Must be prepared for local travel. Prior experience in vocational training, knowledge of current trends in education, and have worked with young adults with disabilities. Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; knowledge and acceptance of students with disabilities. Needs to be a self-starter and work with flexible hours and time schedule. Must have classroom and individual instructional experience. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, and strong organization and time management skills required. A strong belief that students with disabilities can be successful and learn to be independent required.