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Judson Center

Royal Oak, MI 48073
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Job Title: Job Coach

Work Location:  Royal Oak, Michigan 

Pay Rate: $10.15 

Employment Status: Substitutes / Weekends

Reports To:  Quad Leader


Since 1924, Judson Center has been a leader in human services in Metro Detroit.  Judson Center and its affiliates works with communities to help children, families and adults live successful and healthier lives.  Their core services include: Autism Connections, Behavioral Health Services, Child & Family Services and Disability Services.  Located in five counties and serving nearly 9,000 individuals and families annually, Judson Center remains responsive to the needs of the community and provide a shared continuum of our care.  


Program Summary: The Vocational Services Program, located in Wayne and Oakland Counties, provides job training and placement for adults with developmental disabilities and physical impairments. The goal of the program is to introduce these adults into the competitive job market. 


Job Summary: The Job Coach assists the consumer at their place of employment. To provide support for people with disabilities in community employment and community empowerment through job coaching and ongoing skills development, and assumes the responsibility for implementing appropriate plans. The Job Coach will train people placed into supported employment positions and assist employers in modification of job descriptions, restructuring of job duties or work environment changes which better accommodate the job performance needs of each individual.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Record and monitor individual consumer's productivity, ensure accurate and timely reporting

  • Assure that work performed adheres to job specifications

  • Conduct job and task analyses to determine basic elements of task(s) to be learned and performed by supported employees

  • Identify possible learning barriers and determine the most suitable training method for each task

  • Follow up by gathering information on individuals work performance and facilitate natural supports

  • Educate employer and co-workers in the supervision, training, communication and support of the individual

  • Evaluate consumer and assess needs that result in successful level of job performance

  • Communicate effectively and assure quality expected by employers

  • Maintain case records and progress reporting systems in compliance with agency standards concerning progress on goals, vocational training, and behavior deviations

  • Provide advocacy support services to protect the rights of individuals seeking supported employment

  • Strive to create awareness to the training and employment capabilities of individuals with disabilities

  • Advocate for individuals with disabilities at speaking engagements, as well as with employers

  • Maintain flexible work schedule


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


Job Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with people with developmental disabilities or in a related field

  • Knowledge of ADA guidelines and types of disabilities

  • Knowledge of workforce development practices for people with disabilities including customized employment

Education, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • High school diploma/GED

  • Valid Michigan drivers license with appropriate insurance

Working Conditions:

  • Generally an office environment with frequent meetings at multiple site locations

  • Ability to travel and attend meetings and functions at various hours, including early morning, evenings and weekends is required.

  • Job travel, utilizing personal vehicle with mileage

  • Job requires working with a variety of consumer behaviors including aggression


This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of a person so classified.  The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and perform other duties as assigned for the good of the consumers, the program, the department and the agency. 


Judson Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer







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