Position Summary: The Transition Internship Program Job Coach supports young people with disabilities to acquire the requisite skills for them to successfully complete the Transition Internship Program (TIP). TIP aims to increase employment opportunities for young adults (16-22) with disabilities. The TIP Job Coach will be responsible for supporting young adults with disabilities in the workplace as well as managing aspects related to their participation in TIP. This position will also assist in identifying employers, job development, job coaching, planning and facilitating workshops, and programmatic administration as needed. The TIP Job Coach reports to the Direct of Services and works in conjunction with the Transition Internship Coordinator.
Boston Center for Independent Living was established by people with disabilities seeking full integration into society. BCIL accomplishes this by empowering people with disabilities with the practical skills and self-confidence to take control of their lives and become active members of the communities in which they live. At the same time, BCIL works to promote access and change within society and responds with programs and services to meet the needs of people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities.
Responsibilities of the TIP Job Coach:
- Maintain a case load of TIP participants which includes providing job development, job search, on-site job coaching, communicating with site supervisors and VR counselors, and documenting intern progress.
- Work in collaboration with BCIL, interns, site-supervisors, school personnel, MRC counselors, and other involved parties.
- Conduct work-shops on soft-skills for small groups of youth with disabilities.
- Communicate regularly with outside service providers as necessary.
- Support TIP participants in problem-solving situations that they face while at work.
- Complete all required communication and other documentation (i.e. communication log, incident reports, family contacts, employers, etc.) for the assigned youth in an accurate and timely manner.
- Serve as a role model for young adults with disabilities.
- Assist in tasks related to TIP such as gathering data, organizing information, contacting sites, etc.
- Adjust work schedule and location as needed to meet the needs of TIP participants.
- Meet with TIP participants at the worksite at least bi-weekly.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Member of the population to be served or relevant independent living experience.
- Prior experience working with and/or teaching youth with disabilities.
- Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude for working with co-workers, employers and employees, TIP participants and their families.
- Ability to maintain positive relationship with TIP participants.
- Ability to prioritize, teach, and model job duties.
- Flexible schedule and ability to travel throughout BCIL’s service area (driver’s license not necessary).
- Bi-lingual skills in languages used by consumers (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole) a strong plus.
Forty hours per week
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits Package available, including health, dental and more.
Paid holidays and accrued vacation
Send, fax, e-mail cover letter and resume to:
Boston Center for Independent Living
60 Temple Place, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
BCIL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation is provided as needed for employees and other affiliates. Criminal Offender Record Information checks are part of BCIL’s standard procedure. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
BCIL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation
is provided as needed for employees and other affiliates. Criminal Offender Record Information checks are part of BCIL’s standard procedure. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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