Job Coach
Albertina Kerr

Portland, Oregon


If you believe a healthy community is built by everyone's effort and you're seeking a career with variety, opportunities to teach others and learn more about what people do and how businesses work, you'll love being a Job Coach at Kerr!

Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. When you join Kerr, you become part of a team motivated to provide innovative and excellent programs, services and care.

As a Job Coach, you will work with Kerr's supported employees at their employment site to assist in learning their job tasks and improving their skills. Your help is essential in changing perceptions of people who experience disability in order to create inclusivity and diversity at a variety of worksites in the Portland Metro area. You'll collaborate with a strong group of dedicated team members who think outside the box to provide individualized support for the success of the employee. Our job coach positions are bonus-eligible, with many opportunities to learn and grow with our team in job development, skills training, and more. This is a great position for those interested in learning about different social services and ways to help your community.

This position also offers schedule flexibility to accommodate the supported employees work schedule AND your life style by offering hours in the evening, daytime and weekends. You will also qualify for 100% employer paid health benefits if you maintain monthly average of 30 hours of work per week. If you are seeking a reduced schedule, we may be able to consider a lower time limit; however, the necessary flexibility would not change.

All Kerr employees are required to be fully vaccinated or meet the requirements for a medical or religious exception prior to beginning work.

Essential Duties

  • Arrive to work on time and with the tools/material necessary for the job.
  • Coach our participants at local community employment sites.
  • Assist participants in learning task as independently as possible and work cooperatively with each person's vocational team to create plans and/or obtain tools that would improve their capacity to learn their job.
  • Work with job seekers in pre-employment paperwork and online applications
  • Assist Job Developer as necessary and required
  • Maintain progress notes and time sheets.
  • Ensure that each participant's personal and medical information is always current in their work file, discovery forms and/or relate any changes to supervisor.
  • Maintain clear communication with community employment manager and others as part of the ISP team.
  • Attend required trainings and ISP meetings.
  • Relate any change and/or concerns to your supervisor.
  • Complete task analysis when required.
  • Communicate with business' Department Manager/Hiring Manager to assist in a successful job retention.
  • Write daily progress notes and end of the month reports.
  • Complete all necessary documentation to meet billing deadlines.
Benefits
  • Paid medical, dental, and vision employee benefits
  • Paid basic life & accident insurance and short- & long-term disability
  • Paid internal training and career development
  • 7 paid holidays and generous time off
  • 24-hour Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that provides resources for everything from mental health to pet insurance and financial counselling
  • Satisfies employment requirement for student loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF)


Qualifications

  • One year of developmental disability services experience or 6 months of Employment Services experience, preferred.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Ability to meet agency driving requirements.
  • Be available to work when scheduled and based on employment of participants.



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