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Career Coach

Pasadena, CA · Education
Job Description

CLASSIFICATION:      Non-Exempt Full Time                              UNIT:  Program
  1. :  The Career Coach, under the direct supervision of the Vocational Training Services Manager will assist the individuals with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities to participate in pre-vocational activities, to attain skills and complete trainings with the end goal of competitive integrated employment.
DUTIES:  Specifically, the Career Coach is responsible for the following:
  1. Plan for and conduct the three phases of VTS program addendum including Discovery, participation in pre-vocational activities, and transition to supported employment.
  2. Career Coach will conduct intake interviews, prepare intake summary and create individual hard copy files containing all required documentation to meet CARF and Regional Center requirements.
  3. Develop the IHSP/ISP,PATH Plans, career action plan, and complete periodic updates/progress reports or other support plan reports needed as well as daily documentation as required for assigned participants on caseload. Communicate both written and verbally with family and funding agencies as required.
  4. Career Coach will create, input and maintain the individual’s file in the data base management system, currently Vertex.
  5. Prepare and file written reports such as the progress reports for the participants, Special Incident Reports (SIR’s), Suspensions, and time sheets.
  6. Career Coach will assist the Vocational Training Services Manager in developing resources scheduling daily activities relative to client career plan goals and IHSP.
    1. Assist to complete discovery, vocational assessment, and exploration services to participants.
    2. Assist in developing and delivering training curriculum to participants
    3. Implement career plan, monitor status, modify and revise based on outcomes, client input and stakeholder feedback.
  7. Monthly, assess data and Client / Stakeholder feedback to recommend enhancements to improve project effectiveness and quality of outcomes. Submit report and follow up on implementing changes. 
  8. Assist clients with concerns relating to their daily activities. Act as liaison to family members, staff, and Service Coordinators from referring Regional Centers.
  9. Provide transportation to participants as needed.
  10. Performing other duties as assigned.  In a service agency such as FVOS, effective service to individuals occasionally requires staff to perform duties outside their normally assigned job duties.
  • Preferred B.A. degree in an appropriate field or equivalent, with a minimum of one years’ experience in rehabilitation or related field with demonstrated knowledge of Intellectual or Developmental disabilities; excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Prefer two years or more of work experience in Customized Employment, Supported Employment or transitional services with case management exposure.
  • Strong writing, planning, organizational, time management, and documentation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Multi-lingual a plus.
  • Experienced at analyzing tasks and finding creative solutions to physical and non-physical barriers to accomplishing desired results.
  • Possesses a valid California Driver’s license and have reliable, properly insured transportation for use during work hours.
  • Approved criminal background check.
Occasional reaching, bending and lifting up to 25 lbs. and up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis. Prolonged standing and walking.
Sit and type for extended periods, enter data and write reports.

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