Employment Services Coach
The Employment Services Coach is responsible for creating an
environment where individuals with disabilities can find success in the
employment arena. The Employment
Services Coach will provide job supports that are appropriate to the
individual's skills and desires. S/he
will work cooperatively with the individuals receiving services, their
families, staff and all stake holders.
This position reports to the ES Team Coordinator or the ES/LINKS Team
This position includes, but is not limited to, the following essential
- Must be familiar with all HIPAA regulations
and employ safeguards as directed by HIPAA laws and the CWI Compliance Officer.
with persons served to maintain employment; once a job is obtained. Facilitating natural supports that have
been identified in the work place.
persons served interactions and support interventions in the form of
contact notes/Therap ISP data, incident reports, T-log timely and as
a network of business and agency contacts to facilitate integration in
community employment by participating in on-line trainings, presentations,
group orientations and other outreach activities.
compliance with employment law guidelines, mandates and documentation of
services for IVRS, Ticket to Work, Wavier and other funding sources.
for ways to promote continuous improvement by remaining abreast of new
trends by attending workshops, seminars, conferences, meetings, etc. as
- Regular and consistent attendance per an
- Other duties as assigned by supervisory
To perform the Employment Coach job successfully, the individual must
be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals to perform the essential functions of the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Embrace the values
and philosophy of Crossroads of Western Iowa
- Must abide by CWI
Corporate Compliance policies and Code of Ethics
- Have good verbal and
written communication skills.
- Basic reading,
writing and math skills
- The ability to be
flexible as to schedule and hours.
- Must secure and
maintain a private phone.
- Obtain and maintain
a Certification in CPR and First Aid
- Must be able to
push, pull, lift and/or transfer up to 50 pounds
- Ability to travel between
locations, and occasionally attend seminars which may require an overnight
- Committed to self-improvement.
- Must hold or obtain
a nationally recognized certification in job training and coaching within
2 years of hire or 2 years from the effective date of the rules
change. (Staff hired prior to July
1, 2018 have until July 1, 2020 to complete certification.)
- Complete 9.5 hours
of employment services training through Direct Course (IACP) or courses
from Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) certified
training programs within 6 months of hire.
(Staff hired prior to July 1, 2018 have until January 1, 2019 to
- Following the
completion of 9.5 hours of employment services training; complete 4 hours
annually of continuing education in employment services.
- Possess computer knowledge with emphasis on
Microsoft office programs.
These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements
necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
the Employment Coach's job. Reasonable
accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the
described essential functions of this position.
While performing the responsibilities of the Employment Coach's job,
the employee is required to talk and hear.
The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers,
to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard. The employee is often required to stand,
walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch
or crawl. Vision abilities required by
this job include close and distant vision.
The employee must be able to
Working conditions are normal for an office environment. The noise
level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Work may require weekend and/or evening
hours. Working conditions will vary with
the types of jobs found for individuals with disabilities.
The Employment Coach will have
the following experience and attributes:
- High school diploma
or equivalent and six months of relevant experience.
- Valid Chauffeur's license
and a driving record that is acceptable to Crossroads of Western Iowa's
auto insurance company.
I have read and understand the above position description. I assert
that I can perform all essential job functions, meet the physical requirements
of this position, perform satisfactorily in the stated working conditions, and
satisfy the expectation for regular attendance.