Old Bethpage, NY, US
46 days ago
Self Direction Job Developer/ Job Coach
Welcome page Welcome page Returning Candidate? Log back in! Self Direction Job Developer/ Job Coach Job Locations US-NY-Old Bethpage Category Direct Care Job ID 2021-8883 Type Per-Diem/Relief & Floater (Eligible for Benefits) Shift varies according to individual needs Authorized Hours Per Week 0.00 Can accommodate a non-driver? Yes Overview

 Position Overview-Job Developer

Under the supervision of both the self-directed participant and FI Coordinator designee in a co-management manner the Job Developer /Job Coach will provide services to self-direction participants with self-hired Supported Employment (SEMP) in the Self Direction budgets.  The Job Developer /Job Coach will meet all current guidelines of OPWDD required to provide SEMP services. All required training must be completed.


Position Overview-Job Coach/Trainer

This program allows a "coach/trainer" to help individuals who learn best one-on-one. The business advises the job coach about the job standards and then the job coach helps to train the employee. As the worker learns the job tasks, the coach's involvement gradually fades, but is available for follow up. Job coaching is a service designed to assist eligible candidates to meet the changing work requirements of businesses. Job coaching can be used as a training method to prepare an individual for employment with a particular business. Coaching can be used when job tasks change and the individual needs to get re-acclimated with the new tasks. Job coaching can also be provided within the context of a larger program known as supported employment.  These programs provide both the worker and the business with on-going support. As the worker learns the job tasks, the job coach's involvement fades to one or two visits per month to regularly check on the worker's job performance. Coaching can be used when job tasks change and the individual needs to get re-acclimated with the new tasks. Responsibilities

Essential Job Funtions for Job Developer 


Assist participants in exploring job opportunities and finding appropriate services/supports to  include one or more of the following: 

vocational assessment; Person-centered employment planning; job-related discovery; job development, analysis, customization, and carving;training and systematic instruction prior to employment; job placement; job coaching, training, and planning within the work environment; transportation between activities; travel training; development of soft skills and job retention strategies (e.g., social interaction, maintaining relationships with co-workers and supervisory personnel); benefits support and asset development; career advancement services; other workplace support services including services that enable the Amanda to be successfully integrated into the job setting (e.g., development of natural supports in the work environment); negotiating potential jobs with prospective employers on behalf of participant; communication with an existing employer to review the individual's progress in meeting workforce expectations and to discuss and address any challenges the individual may have in the work environment; communication with family or other members of the individual's circle of support to discuss and address employment-related issues, such as management of benefits or challenges the individual may have in the work environment; and/or meetings and communications with staff providing other OPWDD approved services that impact the SD participants ability to successfully achieve employment goals; documentation of the delivery of SEMP servicesand other activities previously approved by OPWDD.


Act as a liaison to ensure the employer is content with the participant and ongoing work performance. Provide ongoing training in community awareness and Converse with clients to reinforce positive behaviors and promote social interactions. Ensure individuals can accurately manipulate equipment at worksite as assigned to utilize as part of daily job function.

 Essential Job Functions for Coach/Trainer 

The Job Developer/Job Coach will provide direct services to Self-Direction participants through OPWDD with regard to: job development, job coaching, skills training, assessment, counseling, intervention, advocacy and creating employer contacts in the community. Case management, documentation and employer contacts are also required along with other services needed to maintain the employment of participating individuals.Assist individuals with disabilities to identify realistic vocational goals based on personal preferences, experience, education and aptitude. Develop community-based employment opportunities for people through regular employer contacts, public relations and community interaction.Provide individualized, ongoing and intensive job coaching on and off the job site for newly employed individuals.Establish positive working relations with community employers to address concerns and progress of consumers.Ensure all required documentation is completed in a timely and accurate manner.





High School Diploma or equivalent plus one year experience working with persons with disabilities.Demonstrated competency in all state, local, federal regulations and agency policies relevant to the operation of all certified/uncertified agency locationsValid driver’s license and meets the criteria to be a valid agency driverMust be flexible, some evenings and weekends required Options Apply for this job onlineApplyShareEmail this job to a friendRefer Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Share on your newsfeed Application FAQs

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