Job Coach

Job Coaches support clients who are receiving developmental services at their place of employment. This role models professionalism and positive attitudes to both the client and employer. A Job Coach advocates for the client to maintain gainful employment and experience appropriate new learning experiences. A successful candidate is patient, comfortable with using an array of communication techniques (including augmented communication tools) and exhibits a commitment to the philosophy of self-determination for clients served.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement and support employment related goals and training strategies from the client's Individual Support Agreement
  • Occasionally assist with client's work load as part of training and to ensure that needed quantity of work is complete
  • Communicate observations of support strategies with client team
  • Provide transportation for client to their worksite

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 1-2 years' experience in human services
  • Driving is required as well as an acceptable driving record

Structure:

  • 30 hour per week position
  • Starting pay rate is $15.81 per hour
  • This is a non-exempt position
  • This is a union position

Benefits:

Howard Center offers comprehensive benefits including dental, medical, 401K, and generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees. Benefits are pro-rated for employees in positions scheduled for 16 or more hours/week. A variety of voluntary benefits are available for all employees regardless of number of scheduled weekly hours (see below).

Howard Center also boasts an award-winning workplace wellness program. HC4ME is a multi-year recipient of the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness& Sports award. The HC4ME Committee coordinates physical fitness groups for Howard Center staff, occasional activities such as on-site massage, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education including a full-day annual wellness fair for staff.

Howard Center also partners with many local businesses to offer voluntary benefits to all employees. While these benefits may change at the discretion of the partner businesses examples of long-standing voluntary benefits include discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, and auto/home insurance, among others.

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.