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Job Coach/Employment Specialist - $19 an hour!

Company: Sample Supports LLC
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Sample Supports is looking for dedicated people who believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for meaningful employment in the community. A Job Coach/Employment Specialist works 1:1 or in small group settings with individuals with disabilities to help them develop skills to find success in employment. Team members often describe this work as a career counselor as "life-changing" and "unbelievably rewarding," and we are looking for someone who is willing to take on the challenge! Sample Supports' culture is centered on the needs of the individuals we serve and our employees. We aim to develop and grow our teams to be able to provide the highest quality of care to the individuals we support. We are deeply committed to helping our employees reach their goals and dreams so we can pass that along to the individuals we serve, both inside and outside of work! We foster an environment of inclusivity and forward-thinking where we drive initiatives forward to meet the needs of the people we serve. We are seeking applicants that are interested in being part of the boldest and bravest agency in Colorado! Benefits: Medical insurance, vision and dental insurance
Flexible spending, and dependent care accounts (with $250 employer contribution)
Accident and short-term disability insurance
100% employer paid life insurance and voluntary term life insurance
Pet insurance
Flex PTO
Mileage reimbursement
Parental leave
401k with up to 4% match
Dream Project Participation - agency sponsored funding/support for personal and professional goals - Duties and responsibilities: Coaching real-life job skills to individuals with disabilities at their workplace while providing the needed supports to help them maintain employment in the community
Ongoing communication with workplace supervisors, team members, and family members
Provide on-site training, instruction, supervision, and advocacy for individuals at community job sites
Support individuals in increasing independence in their workplace and community Qualifications: Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license, and a willingness to transport clients in your vehicle
Must be at least 18 years of age due to driving demands
Must be able to work evenings and weekend
Experience working with individuals with disabilities is a plus!
Similar roles with transferable experience are paraprofessional, social services professional, caregiver, CNA, teachers, counselor, childcare provider
Able to perform the physical demands of the position may include but are not limited to:
Physically intervention with individuals that may pose a risk to themselves or others utilizing approved non-violent crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques,
Implementing provided and trained behavior support plans to support individuals in services
Maintaining a calm and therapeutic presence with individuals during challenges that may arise based on the needs of their disability
Due to the nature of the work performed at Sample Supports, and that this position works with an at-risk population, we do require a criminal background check be completed. Training: Sample Supports offers intensive, paid training in: Mental health
Behavioral implementation, specifically Sample Supports behavioral supports model
Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities
CPR/First Aid
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
Individual rights Free internal clinical supervision through our professional development program for individuals interested in pursuing higher education and/or clinical licensure towards their CAC, LCSW, LPC, or LAC Pay Rate:
$19 per hour + opportunity for merit-based bonuses. As a growing company, we offer opportunities for advancement!

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