Job Coach / Employment Specialist
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Ability and Choice Services, Inc. (ACS) of Draper, UT is looking to hire a full-time Job Coach / Employment Specialist / Direct Support Professional (DSP). Would you like to work with a great team in serving adults with developmental disabilities? Are you interested in a career in human services? Do you want to join a well-respected human services organization that has been serving Utah for over 30 years? If so, please read on!
This Job Coach / Employment Specialist / Direct Support Professional (DSP) position earns $16.00-$17.00/hour. We also offer great full-time benefits that include low cost medical plans. If this sounds like the right opportunity in the essential human services field for you, apply today!
Please see important information regarding benefit plans and eligibility to work:
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A JOB COACH / EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST / DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)
As a Job Coach / Employment Specialist / Direct Support Professional (DSP), you provide essential direct supported employment services to adults with disabilities. In order to help them find and maintain competitive employment in the community, you participate in job development, vocational assessments, job site & task analyses, job matches, intensive on-the-job training, fading, and documentation. You apply the job coaching methods that you've been trained in accordance with the goals and objectives of the person-centered support plan (PCSP) or team objectives. After placement, you ensure the service recipients successful integration into the work environment, gradually fading their dependence. You keep clear, accurate, and up-to-date records at all times. When necessary, you assist in transportation.
As a collaborative member of the team, you also participate in the development of the person-centered support plan (PCSP) and goal-setting process as well as maintain open and honest communications with the Supported Employment Director. You provide each service recipient's work schedule to the residential staff and coordinators. You always advocate for the best interests of the service recipient, behaving in a professional and respectful manner at all times. As an advocate, you educate the public, employers, co-workers, and the general public about supported employment. You are always working to improve and update your job coaching methods and find the work of supporting people with developmental disabilities to live fulfilling lives according to their own needs and abilities extremely rewarding!
ABOUT ABILITY AND CHOICE SERVICES, INC. (ACS)
Family-owned since 1987, we operate a social and community access hub in Salt Lake and Tooele Counties along with integrated employment supports and in-home care for adults with developmental disabilities. Our day program serves as a community gathering hub for participants to socialize, learn life skills, and access the greater community with their peers. Our participants (along with staff) enjoy going to community assets such as parks, the zoo, the aquarium, the movies, volunteering, and bowling--as well as taking semi-annual field trips to destinations such as Wendover and Boondocks.
Our wonderful staff is at the heart of the great human services we provide to adults with developmental disabilities. That's why we offer great benefits and an awesome work environment and culture.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A JOB COACH / EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST / DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)
- 18+ years old
- Ability to read, write, and communicate in English
- Clean criminal record (no history of abuse, exploitation, or other related offenses on the Medicaid Exclusion list or any felony in the last 10 years)
- Ability to pass periodic drug testing
- Good driving record and reliable personal transportation
- Obtain/posses a CPR/first aid card, and a local food handlers permit
- Smartphone for timekeeping and light documentation
- Ability to safely lift 50 lbs.
- A heart for serving people with developmental disabilities
- Able to present a professional appearance appropriate for a variety of 3rd party employment environments
Are you punctual and reliable? Can you keep track of multiple tasks and prioritize effectively? Are you conscientious about following policies and procedures and discreet with confidential information? Are you calm and patient? If so, you might just be perfect for this Job Coach / Employment Specialist / Direct Support Professional (DSP) position!
Supports for this part-time position may occur anytime during a 24-hour day, depending on the needs of the individuals served, but generally is during normal office or retail hours.
READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM IN SERVING ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES?
We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this job coaching job in the human services field, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
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