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Become A Job Coach

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Working As A Job Coach

  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • $34,390

    Average Salary

What Does A Job Coach Do At SRVS

* Under the supervision of the Employment Manager, the Job Coach will provide on-the-job training and support for members supportd by SRVS, and ensure acceptable levels of productivity relating to both quality and quantity at community job sites.
* Provide intervention methods at work sites to enhance learning, retention of skills or reduce undesirable work habits.
* Ensure integration at work sites with non-disabled employees to help develop internal support services with others.
* Provide advocacy services for the members we serve.
* Ensure a flexible work schedule can be accomodated for members served

What Does A Job Coach Do At Northwell Health

* Works as aliaison between client/ student/ school district/ agency and the employer
* Interfaces with job site supervisor to ensure the communication of anyjob-related issues including the individual's performance and progress.
* Provides regular job coaching.
* Intervenes whenappropriate to train, give instruction and guide the individual in performingthe responsibilities of their job.
* Educates the individual in appropriatework behaviors including work habits, dress, taking breaks, hygiene, etc
* Provides instruction related to job readiness skills including resume prep,interview prep, ETP documentation and community speakers.
* Keeps progressnotes/ data related to the progress and activities on a weekly/monthlybasis on each individual.
* Providestravel training and other life skills training activities as appropriate toeach individual student and under the direction of the supervisor

What Does A Job Coach Do At Easter Seals

* Do you want to work for an organization that helps people reach their full potential? Wherever an individual is on their path to employment, we work with them to break down barriers and succeed.
* Individual in this position will be responsible for training individuals with disabilities in community worksites that will change with each assignment by providing orientation and training, assisting with duties and job related issues, demonstrating job functions, assessing and identifying work strengths and weaknesses and making recommendations based on results of assessment.
* Assists individuals in completing work assignments if and when they are unable to independently perform tasks.
* Encourages and assists individuals by teaching job tasks, interpersonal skills, stress management, communication skills and other job related activities.
* Serves as liaison for individual with employer, case managers, funding agencies and others by facilitating communication.
* Identifies and assists employers and individuals with implementing any needed job modifications.
* Provides transportation by driving individuals to and from work sites for orientations, training, and community based work assessment sites and other activities, as needed.
* Must be available evenings and weekends

What Does A Job Coach Do At Pride Industries

* Monitors and teaches employees with disabilities skills to help them succeed in their job.
* Supports employees by answering questions and providing direction to them throughout their work shift.
* Assists employees with arrival and departure to work; transportation; andassistance with learning the protocol and rules for the work site.
* Coaches and trains employees in managing their attendance, schedule, performance, interactions, and personal behavior.
* Assists Counselor, Human Resources or their direct supervisor in maintaining case files to include case notes, incident reports, health and safety risk assessments, time cards, employee evaluations, performance summaries, wage evaluations, work assessments and related paperwork on a daily basis as required by PRIDE.
* Ensures the employee is working safely and maintains quality standards.
* Communicates with employees and supervisors to ensure that the employee and all relationships are successfully and positively maintained.
* Ensures correct procedures are followed when handling issues related to the employees behavior at work.
* Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
* Denotes Essential Job Functio

What Does A Job Coach Do At State of Minnesota

* Act as a liaison as a job coach between businesses for both facility and community based opportunities for program participants.
* Document supported person’s activities, progress and medical care by recording, summarizing and maintaining data in standard forms and reports; meet legal and licensing requirements.
* Including following MSOCS policies and procedures regarding individual funds and DT&H; imprest/cash accounts.
* Participate in daily operations of the site to meet licensure, legal and applicable accreditation requirements and to adhere to established budgetary guidelines.
* Provide Vocational services to facilitate integration with people, providers and merchants in the community.
* Participate in state-of-the-art training so quality service delivery may occur.
* Attend workshops and scheduled in-services to pursue ideas, which can be used to enhance vocational service delivery.
* Follow various administrative work rules, policies and procedures.
* Promote coordination and cooperation with co-workers and customers

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How To Become A Job Coach

Rehabilitation counselors typically need a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or a related field. Some positions require certification or a license.


Most employers require a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or a related field. A bachelor’s degree in most fields is acceptable to enter a master’s degree program. Master’s degree programs teach students the theories, skills, and techniques that will enable them to provide effective mental health counseling. These programs also train students in evaluating clients’ needs, formulating and implementing job placement strategies, and understanding the medical and psychological aspects of a disability. They typically require a period of supervised clinical experience, such as an internship.

Although some employers hire workers with a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation and disability studies, these workers typically cannot offer the full range of services that a rehabilitation counselor with a master’s degree can provide. Students in bachelor’s degree programs learn about issues that people with disabilities face and about the process of providing rehabilitation services. Some universities offer dual-degree programs in rehabilitation counseling, in which students can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in 5 years.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements for rehabilitation counselors differ by state and by type of services provided. Those providing counseling services to clients and patients must attain a license through their state licensing board. Other services provided by rehabilitation counselors, however, may be exempt from state licensing requirements. For example, rehabilitation counselors who provide only vocational rehabilitation services or job placement assistance may not need a license.

Licensure typically requires a master’s degree and 2,000 to 4,000 hours of supervised clinical experience. In addition, counselors must pass a state-recognized exam. To maintain their licensure, counselors must complete annual continuing education credits.

Applicants should contact their state licensing board for information on what services or counseling positions require licensure. Contact information for these state licensing boards can be found through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

Some employers prefer or require rehabilitation counselors to be certified. The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification offers the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification. Applicants must meet advanced education, work experience, and clinical supervision requirements and pass a test. Certification must be renewed every 5 years. Counselors must complete continuing education requirements or pass a reexamination to renew their certification.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Rehabilitation counselors need to be able to effectively communicate with clients. They must express ideas and information in a way that is easy to understand.

Compassion. Counselors often work with people who are dealing with stressful and difficult situations. They must be compassionate and empathize with their clients.

Critical-thinking skills. Counselors must be able to develop a treatment plan to help clients reach their goals by considering each client’s abilities and interests.   

Interpersonal skills. Being able to work with different types of people is essential for rehabilitation counselors, who spend most of their time working directly with clients, families, employers, or other professionals. They must be able to develop and maintain good working relationships.

Listening skills. Good listening skills are essential for rehabilitation counselors. They need to give their full attention in sessions in order to understand clients’ problems, concerns, and values.

Patience. To help people learn new skills and strategies, rehabilitation counselors must have patience as clients struggle to learn about and address their disabilities.

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

  • Hmong

  • Japanese

  • Chinese

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Dakota

  • Vietnamese

  • Mandarin

  • Russian

  • Navajo

  • Braille

  • Tagalog

  • Hindi

  • Somali

  • Thai

  • Albanian

  • Cantonese

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Top Job Coach Skills

  1. Different Job Sites
  2. Developmental Disabilities
  3. Behavior
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Work with developmentally disabled adults in helping them integrate themselves within the community by volunteering with them in different job sites.
  • Assisted individuals with developmental disabilities in identifying appropriate employment, educational opportunities and community activities.
  • Monitor progress by writing annual/biannual reports that evaluate conduct behavioral, developmental assessments, individual goals, and observations.
  • Worked with teams of mentally challenged adults to complete jobs assigned to them, teaching job skills and completing tasks.
  • Supervised 30 Job Coaches; responsible for the safety of multiple special needs workers while at work sites.

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