STEPS Fostering Success Job Coach

Job description

Job Title:

STEPS Fostering Success Job Coach

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

3J532:STEPS Temporary Employment

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

$15 - $20 per hour

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Physical Requirements:

Lifting, pushing, pulling up to 20 lbs


20 hours a week worked within 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; some evening and weekends as needed.

Job Summary:

The Fostering Success Job Coach (hereafter referred to as ‘Job Coach’) will work directly with young people participating in the Fostering Success Summer Employment Program. Job Coaches will utilize a structured employment curriculum to assist youth in developing job readiness skills. Job Coaches will meet with participants at least weekly (virtually) and provide ongoing support to program participants. Job Coaches will communicate with, and disseminate information to, participants via an online Learning Management System (LMS). Job Coaches will be required to attend an orientation to the program and will receive training related to the LMS.
Specific duties include:
• Develop effective job coaching and employment plans
• Communicate with participants to understand their goals and ambitions
• Assist participants in developing strategies to overcome employment related personal and professional barriers
• Assess participants strengths/areas for growth
• Guide clients in learning to complete employment related tasks
• Provide coaching in effective job search techniques
• Monitor and evaluate progress of program participants
• Keep records and documentation related to participant contacts

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills; Interpersonal Skills; Team Oriented; Strong Problem Solving Skills; Previous professional experience working with young people, age 14 – 21, preferred. Some travel may be required.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 7/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time