Job Coach

Aug 31 2018
Lanakila Pacific |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

Job coaches are individuals who specialize in assisting individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to learn and accurately carry out job duties.  Through structured intervention techniques, the job coach assists the employee in learning to perform job tasks to the employer's specifications and to learn the interpersonal skills necessary to be accepted as a worker at the job site and in related community contacts. In addition to job-site training, job coaching includes related assessment, job development, counseling, disability awareness building, job accommodations, social support, problem-solving, advocacy, travel training and the development of natural supports needed to maintain employment.  The position supports the work of Employment Specialists and Skills Trainers in employment programs and Workforce Resources.



Position Specific Duties:

•Communicate with clients to understand their vocational goals and ambition

•Assist clients to discover and overcome their personal barriers and set goals

•Assess the strengths of individuals and teach them to use them effectively

•Work with the Employment Specialist to develop effective 1:1 job coaching and employment plans

•Prepare individuals with disabilities for job interviewing 

•Provide coaching in effective job search techniques

•Understands the participant’s essential job tasks and teaches tasks in manageable components based on the  participant’s best mode of learning and capabilities

•Provides on-the-job support and assistance to participant(s), demonstrating and reinforcing, as needed, skills learned with the objective of ensuring their success in their specific work setting and evaluate progress of clients

•Reports to supervisor any changes observed in participant’s behavior, general condition, and employment status in a timely manner 

•Evaluate and document the participant’s progress and challenges in the appropriate file, through progress notes and reports, by established deadlines

•Help in the development of motivation and skills

•Assist individuals with disabilities in developing social and life skills

•Consult with Employment Specialist and Vocational Rehabilitation Manager to identify and advise employers on workplace accommodations for people with disabilities

•Demonstrate Lanakila Pacific’s values of teamwork, excellence, achievement, motivation and Lanakila in all personal interactions with others

•Collaborates to complete and maintain all required paperwork, reports and documentation to ensure participant services are met according to program standards specified by all contract requirements. 



Organizational Relationship:

•Demonstrate Lanakila Pacific’s values of teamwork, excellence, achievement, motivation and Lanakila in all personal interactions with others and exemplify Lanakila’s STAR service standards.

•Must comply with established policies, procedures, and practices.



•Basic proficiency with MS Office, general computer applications and internet 

•Use of standard office equipment; home appliances; wheelchair and assistive technology 




•Education: Associates Degree, preferably in psychology, social or human services, education, vocational rehabilitation, or in another field from an accredited college or university OR High School Diploma or equivalent with 5 years of related work experience.

•Experience: A minimum of one year of progressively responsible work experience teaching, coaching or facilitating, and working with individuals with a variety of disabilities or similar populations.

•Clearance/Certification: Must maintain the following clearances/certification: 1) annual TB clearance; 2) current First Aid Certification; 3) annual CPR certification; 4) annual Criminal Background check; 5) annual Child Protective Service check; 6) annual Adult Protective Service check and criminal history checks/Fingerprinting.

•Valid driver’s license and clean driving abstract with access to an insured vehicle.


For more information, please check out our website www.lanakilapacific.​org/employment