April 2014

Valley Educational Associates

Job Coach/Direct Care Staff

Job Description

Job Coach/Direct Care Staff

Valley Educational Assoc., Inc. (VEA) is a private, non-profit agency providing employment and day services to developmentally disabled adults. We are currently looking to fill Job Coach / Direct Care Staff positions at various sites within the Pioneer Valley.

Our Mission: VEA's specialized professionals strive to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities. The qualities that an individual would bring to the role would be dedication and enthusiasm, with a team-driven and collaborative spirit. If this is you, we would love for you to join our team. The positions to be filled are full-time, M-F, 8:30-4:30. Only responses with resumes and a cover letter will be considered.

Job Coach Responsibilities:

  • Providing direct care to individuals as required. Duties may include, but are not limited to, assistance with feeding, toileting, and other personal hygiene needs, as needed.

  • Participating actively as a team member in the daily functions of the program (i.e. cleaning and maintenance of work area and offices, participation in team projects, etc.)

  • On-the-job and hands-on training and support to developmentally disabled workers on-site as well as within integrated job site placements

  • Advocating for integrated relations between the employer and consumers at their workplace

  • Utilizing task analysis techniques to provide effective training programs

  • Providing social, leisure and recreational activities

  • Providing transportation to and from job sites and/or community outings with company and/or personal vehicle, as assigned

  • Accurately recording and submitting consumer payroll, as needed

  • Developing weekly schedules for those individuals in their objective manager case load and measuring their progress by producing related daily, weekly, and monthly reports

  • Utilizing approved behavior management plans to ensure and teach appropriate conduct in the workplace and community setting

  • Providing agency-approved ANV restraint techniques, as needed

Job Coach Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Medication Administration Program (MAP) certification is required once hired

  • Valid driver's license, vehicle registration, and vehicle insurance

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • A minimum of 1 year's experience working with a developmentally disabled or similar population in a vocational or rehabilitation setting and/or relevant industrial background

  • Ability to demonstrate compassion for the client population

  • Data entry and math skills for entering client payroll

  • Ability to remain calm in highly stressful situations

Job Coach Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly wage

  • Company-sponsored health and dental insurance

  • Vision and life insurance

  • 401k with company match

  • 11 paid holidays, plus a paid birthday holiday

  • Paid sick time and vacation time

  • Mileage reimbursement

Contact Information

Business Name: Valley Educational Associates
Street: 62 Main Street
City/State/Zip: Hatfield, MA 01038
Local Phone: (413) 349-4120
Fax: (413) 349-4122
Email: hr@valleyeducational.org
Website Address: http://www.valleyeducational.org

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