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VI University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Hires Part-time Job Coaches

VI University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) is looking for job coaches on St. Thomas and St. Croix to assist persons with disabilities in acquiring employment skills from July 22 – December 2019.

Interested candidates must be available for flexible hours - 10-hour maximum per week between the hours 8 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and have the ability to learn all aspects of the assigned work sites. There will be mandatory, weeklong training in disability methodologies from July 22, 2019, through July 25, 2019.

Candidates must complete and pass an APSE certification exam.

Job coaches should be able to seek input from participants and family members as well as communicate participant progress to appropriate team members, supervisors, stakeholders, significant others, counselors, and team members when conducting services. Completing session notes and data on client interaction, assisting in pre-employed, employment and post-employment transition activities are also required.

Job coaches will work with persons with disabilities by fulfilling duties that include:

  • Ensuring participant safety by familiarizing participants with safety rules and regulations at their work or volunteer sites.
  • Provide life skills instruction as it relates to employment goals and building participant independence at work and in the community
  • Provide vocational instruction for teaching participants work tasks and appropriate social skills whether on-site or during job skills training groups.
  • Maintain regular communication with employers to review productivity and quality of work
  • Facilitates implementation of the Person-Centered Plan
  • Facilitates client transportation to workplace and community settings.

The following are the necessary requirements:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Clear background check
  • Experience working with people with an intellectual disability is preferred
  • Valid driver's license and ability to maintain a liability-free driving record
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, reach, stand, push, and pull
  • Basic computer skills a plus
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of participants, their family members, and staff
  • Demonstrates knowledge of educational techniques
  • Ability and willingness to achieve, attend and maintain all ASPE training and certifications
  • Knowledge of and commitment to follow safety protocols and procedures
  • Calm under pressure
  • Creative out of the box thinker with a preference for working in a team generating ideas to assist in planning facilitative programs

For more information, please contact Dr. Kimberly Mills at (340) 692-4262 or by email kimberly.mills@uvi.edu