Goodwill Keystone Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO/Disabled/Veterans Employer)
|Job Coach Project Search Allentown
|Serves as the liaison between Goodwill Keystone Area (GKA) and the Project Search transition sites by providing training and coaching to Project Search interns on site in positions identified by Lehigh County Administration. Utilizes evidence-based practices to support successful completion of initial or return-to-work employment objectives of our clients identified by Project SEARCH partners.
A. Facilitates successful job placement of interns by providing training, supervision, guidance, and teaching compensatory strategies to learn job tasks and work behaviors on internship sites. Work with the Project SEARCH Instructor in the classroom to help build employability skills that will transfer to a community based employment setting.
B. Monitors intern status on rotation sites by visiting works sites daily to speak with supervisors, managers, mentors and observe and record intern work behaviors. Provides on the job training and follow-up services.
C. Communicates intern progress by properly documenting regular evaluations/assessments of interns using the Project Search evaluation tool. Attend and participate in weekly/monthly meetings to review intern progress, discuss and problem solve issues, plan for future opportunities for interns.
D. Contributes to the successful placement of interns on rotation sites by observing potential job activities for interns and completing/writing thorough task analyses. Assist departments and Project Search staff with developing accurate internship job descriptions. Meet with and make recommendations to supervisors, managers, mentors as to job site modifications and accommodations. Assist in coordination of internship sites, including scheduling interviews with managers.
E. Maintains communication with GKA associates, Project Search staff, families, and other service providers regarding intern progress. Provides assistance with education and disability awareness training to department managers, supervisors, and mentors.
F. Instructs interns by providing training to interns, either as a group or one-to-one, on such topics as riding a bus, time-management, assertiveness, and other areas which impact their job performance. Provide training on topics related to job readiness, job search, and building skills that will lead to job retention utilizing Project Search and other related curriculum material.
G. Handle all client information according to confidentiality policies established by Goodwill and all other governing entities.
H. Performs all duties in a safe manner and adheres to safety guidelines. Ensures that program participants assigned adhere to safety guidelines.
I. Reports progress, problems and concerns to Project Search Instructor or Services Director.
|Associates Degree plus two years experience in business or knowledge & experience working with people with disabilities or other barriers to employment.
Current and valid drivers license and reliable vehicle.
Must possess good communication skills.
Must present self in a professional manner.
Must be able to work maturely with confidential information.
Ability to prioritize and organize work under minimal supervision.
Ability to work beyond normal schedule as needed.
Must complete and successfully pass State background check, Child Abuse Clearance and FBI Clearance.
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|Salary Range $14.54 to $16.00 based on experience.