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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
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MERAKEY is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit 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.
At Merakey, we do not have to refer individuals out of our system for additional services, but rather we can design a system around that person. Merakey continues to be the safety net for people who otherwise could not afford care. In spite of financial challenges and dwindling resources, we continue to pursue excellence in all aspects of care and treatment. The work of Merakey is anchored in the firm belief that it is every individual’s right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment in their lives. Surrounding professional staff with the best in technology and supports, Merakey is a leader in the industry and remains committed to helping people...one individual at a time.
Our name, Merakey, is inspired by a modern Greek word, meaning to put something of yourself into your work, or to do something with soul, creativity or love. This concept illustrates the compassion and integrity that underscores everything we do. The inclusion of the word “key” in the name also positions the organization as a key to helping individuals and communities open doors to their future. At Merakey, we put our heart and soul into exceptional care and services.