14 Sep DSP Job Coach – Preemployment Program
DSP Job Coach - Preemployment Program
Passages seeks a full-time DSP/Job Coach for our Pre-employment program in partnership with area high schools. This individual should have experience working with individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities.
The job coach will work closely with high school students to prepare them for what is next after high school - be it college or the work force.
Reports To: Creative Learning Program Manager
18 years of age or older
High school diploma or equivalent
Experience working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities; prefer 2 years
Valid driver’s license
Reliable transportation and proof of current auto insurance
Essential Job Functions:
- Certification in CPI, CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration (Core A & Core B) and any other training specified.
- Able to implement plans that emphasize the development of independence, employment, and person-centered practices through the participant’s Individual Support Plan, Individual Plan of Employment, and Behavioral Support Plan. Has the ability to effectively use person centered language.
- Support individuals to choose, understand and learn new things in a variety of settings while helping to recognize and develop natural supports that will aid in the success of integration and employment.
- Can effectively organize and oversee groups in the community.
- Maintain confidentiality and supports Passages privacy practices at all times.
- Ensures the individual(s) being supported are aware of their rights and help facilitate self advocacy through different mediums like but not limited to hands-on experiences, role playing and modeling.
- In every situation, respects the rights, dignity and honor of the individuals being served and any individual they come into contact with.
- Look at ways to reduce barriers that will allow for more community employment opportunities for individuals served.
- Monitor medical conditions thoroughly and consistently. Notify appropriate supervisor of any health concerns or needs for the individual(s) supported.
- Complete needed reporting and documentation.
- Educate participant(s) on the benefits of healthy living and how it plays a role on independence, employment and integration. Always keeps the participant(s) health and wellbeing at the forefront of support.
- Conduct self as a professional role model for individuals in communication and actions to protect, respect and ensure individual(s) rights.
- Maintain satisfactory attendance to work shifts, staff meetings and other assigned agency functions.
- Meet all aspects of agency/department policies and procedures, personnel policies and safety regulations.
- Complete duties assigned by supervisor or designee.
Ability to lift or move items up to 75 pounds.
Walking or standing for extended periods of time.
Physical restraint/redirection of individuals.
Block assaults and physically redirect aggressive individuals.
Bending, stooping, and stretching.
Ability to assist an individual to have proper personal hygiene and restroom skills.
Good eye/hand coordination.
Welcomes change/willing to try new ideas
Maintains good work ethic
Follows through on commitments to individuals, data requirements and training.
Exhibits positive, professional manner
Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently
Problem solving skills
Basic math skills
Knowledge of infection control/universal precautions
Knowledge of home and community safety
Written and verbal communication skills
Maintains open communication with confidentiality
Seeks feedback from team members, supervisor, consumers, families, employers, etc.
Active team player
Understanding of agency policies and procedures
County high schools
Within a 50-mile radius in community