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Training Specialist - Job Coach

Opportunity Development Centers Inc
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Here at ODC, we are dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to achieve their work and life goals. We are dedicated to building and supporting a welcoming work environment, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring. Our purpose is to champion the power of human connection and the heart of connection is inclusion. You belong here.


Summary of Position

As our Training Specialist – Job Coach, you will be responsible for on-site training and support of assigned individuals in community-based jobs and/or work experiences. This position may require evening and weekend hours.


Summary of Job Duties

  • Client Support Functions
    • Work one-on-one with people with significant needs to develop skills for a work environment.
    • Train individual(s) at community work (volunteer) sites to perform tasks or parts of tasks as abilities allow.
    • Follow up of employees at Employment sites
    • Break tasks down to achievable components and create “jigs” when applicable to remove the barrier preventing the person from performing the task.
    • Perform creative problem solving as needs arise for individuals at their worksite or in the community.
    • Monitor quality and quantity of work and behaviors of employees at work sites or in the community.
    • Allow individuals to become as independent as possible in all aspects.
    • Provide physical intervention if necessary to respond to the client’s actions that could be injurious to others.
    • Perform personal care in a discreet, respectful manner (i.e.; toileting, eating, mobility, behaviors).


  • Administrative Functions
    • Maintain a professional image while working at community sites. (see Code of Ethics)
    • Communicate with employers (volunteer staff) and respond to training needs and/or related problems.
    • Observe and record pertinent information and performance of assigned individuals.
    • Evaluate job performance and report on the performance of assigned individuals to make recommendations concerning goals and objectives.
    • Work cooperatively with all Employment Staff to maintain and establish job sites and/or volunteer sites.
    • Maintain working relationships with employers and employees at worksites and volunteer sites when applicable to foster success and integration for employees.
    • Implement training plans established by case managers and employers.
    • Monitor arrivals, departures, transportation information.

Knowledge, Skills, and Physical Requirements


  • Education and Experience Requirements
    • High school diploma or equivalent. 
    • At least two (2) years of experience working in a restaurant, food service, janitorial, retail, factory setting, or other community employment experience.
    • A valid driver’s license with a good driving record and insured vehicle available for daily use.
    • Willingness to complete first aid and CPR training and certification if requested.
    • This position may be subject to “fit for duty” evaluations.



  • Skills Requirements
    • Possess knowledge of physical and mental impairments and effects on vocational and social adjustments.
    • Possess awareness of realistic work expectations regarding quality of work, and appropriate work behaviors.
    • Ability to facilitate, initiate and respond to verbal, written, computerized, telephone, and fax communications. Requires capability to visually see and hear to respond quickly to individuals and situations.
    • Ability to demonstrate, train, and/or model job tasks/duties/responsibilities.
    • Ability to visually see and physically perform quality inspection according to ODC’s and/or customer’s requirements.
    • Ability to learn and utilize training provided to safely provide personal care including but not limited to lifting, transferring, and feeding (when applicable)


  • Physical Requirements
    • Mobility to access various locations within/outside ODC facilities.
    • Physical ability to prevent individuals from harming themselves, harming others. 
    • Must be able to push, carry or lift up to 50 lbs frequently – occasionally up to 100 lbs. For wheeled devices, must be able to push up to 250 lbs occasionally.
    • Physical ability to lift, utilize lift devices, support or transfer adults, male/female when assisting with toileting or personal care area such as a shower seat. Weights of individuals will vary, as will personal care approaches and techniques.
    • Ability to stoop, stand, pivot, twist, and lift overhead.

Opportunity Development Centers Inc


Wisconsin Rapids, WI
54494 USA