Jul 19, 2019

Job Coach 10-40+hours a week

  • Merakey
  • 5110 Maryland Way, Suite 320-7501E
Administration Education Health Care Installation - Maint - Repair Nonprofit - Social Services Nurse Other Professional Services

Job Description

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Preferred 1-year experience in a work environment (paid, internship, volunteer)
  • Must be able to provide a written recommendation upon request from one of the following:
    • Employer/Former Employer
    • Professor/Teacher
    • Mentor
    • Mentee
    • Volunteer Supervisor, or similar.
    • This written recommendation will detail the person's experience with you in a business setting/environment.
  • Required:
    • ACRE/CESP Certificate
  • OR
    • Training Resources Network, Inc. (TRN) Job Coaching and Consulting: Design, Training, and Natural Support on-line web course
  • Valid and current state Driver's License with an acceptable driving record
  • Proof of automobile insurance; proof of reliable transportation
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification
  • Must be able to successfully pass
    • background checks
    • physical
    • Motor Vehicle Report


Merakey is currently seeking Fee for Service Job Coach to join Merakey  in our Davidson, Maury, Rutherford, and Williamson County, TN locations.



  • Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.
  • We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.
  • We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.
  • With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee .



  • The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
  • Highly competitive compensation plans
  • Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
  • Flexible scheduling



The Job Coach (JC) has an integral role with the Employment Services Team: furthering an individual's success in a competitive integrated job. This position ensures the individual(s) being supported feels like an equal at his/her job and understands the value s/he brings to work every day. A JC represents Merakey and carries out the belief of Employment First, which includes all citizens have the right to work. This position guides and assists the individual(s), serving as a sounding board for questions and concerns as well as empowering the supported individual(s) and employer(s) to maintain a relationship. A Job Coach has the opportunity to serve as a voice of reason ensuring informed choice and has the important role of communicating to the support team employment updates while also encouraging the individual to communicate said updates himself/herself.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Follow Employment Support Professional's (Job Developer) guidance on effective learning methods for individual and person-centered fade plan; discuss potential changes with ESP prior to instituting changes and collaborate
  • Assist the supported individual on the job: job tasks, communication, developing/maintaining appropriate relationships with colleagues and supervisor(s), transportation, addressing customers/guests professionally, attention to task, problem solving, social support
  • Identify opportunities for growth with the individual and employer
  • Facilitate transition to natural workplace supports
  • Assess need for additional training for supported individual; if training not typically provided by employer, discuss with ESP on training and implement effective training
  • Assess and address training needs for the employer/coworkers; share recommendations with ESP
  • Maintain effective communication with Supervisor and Support Team (i.e. Employment Support Professional (Job Developer), MLTSS Director,etc) including providing proper documentation and detailed progress notes of services provided as well as successes of the individual
  • Abide by all Merakey policies and procedures, while also maintain in accordance of the supported individual's employer's standards to serve as a model for the supported individual
  • Other duties as deemed necessary



Requisition Number: 42390


MERAKEY is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!


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