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