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Job Coach - Full Time in Swansea

Company: Challenge Unlimited
Location: belleville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Would you like to be a part of helping individuals with disabilities work, live, and participate in the community? Challenge Unlimited, Inc. is the perfect place for you to work. Come join our team!

The Company

Challenge Unlimited, Inc., has over 50 years of experience serving individuals with disabilities while earning a reputation as a trusted business partner to private commercial companies and federal and state government agencies.

Challenge Unlimited employs over 900 employees, of which approximately 600 are individuals with disabilities, throughout 5 states (IL, MO, WI, OH, SC).

Days/Hours: Full-time; Days & Hours vary

Pay: $15.00 hr. plus full-benefits

Job Functions:

* Complete skills training, job development, orientation, and ongoing support of clients. Assist clients in finding employment through one-on-one guidance with job searches, resume and application preparation, interviewing, and test taking skills. Provide job development in the local communities at businesses to assist clients to secure and retain employment based on the clients goals and interests, and on behalf of Challenge Unlimited Inc. Promote clients for employment with community employers and develop working relationships with local businesses to provide candidates for job openings. Help clients when starting a new job to learn about safety, policies, procedures, complete orientation and learn about job tasks expected of employees and ensure quality and satisfaction with the employer. * Provide and maintain an accurate record of observations and services provided to track progress for clients permanent records and for billing. Complete and submit Training Service Records (TSRs) twice a month with chronological reports to track efforts to provide evidence of services for funding agency. Submit weekly employer contacts to supervisor including relevant contact information. * Provide support for the needed linkage of clients to community services. Help clients learn to self-advocate and how work affects entitlement programs. * Builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand by drawing on one's knowledge and experience base, and calling on other references and resources as necessary. * Creates an atmosphere in which timely and high-quality information flows smoothly up and down, inside and outside of the organization; encourages open expression of ideas and opinions. * Produces results or provides service that meets or exceeds the organizations standards. * Performs jobs in a manner that minimizes hazards to oneself, others, and the environment.

Job Requirements

* High School Diploma or G.E.D. * Experience with people with developmental disabilities (DD) or mental illness (MI) is preferred * Experience assisting individuals with career development * Certifications or Licenses: CPR, 1st Aid, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training provided by the company must be successfully completed within the first 4 months to be certified and annually thereafter for CPR, 1st Aid and CPI to maintain the position * Basic skills in Microsoft Word and Outlook * Excellent communication skills * Ability to adapt to ever-changing situations * Must be organized and able to complete job duties independently * Ability to advocate for others to be successful * Ability to communicate on a professional level with employers and promote clients for employment * Ability to provide feedback to persons with disabilities to increase confidence in interviews through positive communication * Ability to provide training as needed or necessary

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please email your resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

Keywords: Challenge Unlimited, Belleville , Job Coach - Full Time in Swansea, Other , belleville, Illinois

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