Devereux - League City, TX, is seeking a Vocational Job Coach.
Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We also focus on research-based prevention initiatives that help children and adolescents develop resilience and strong emotional and social health. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives.
We are currently seeking to fill the position of
Vocational Job Coach
in League City, TX. This is a great and unique opporunity for the right person seeking to make a real difference in the lives of the clients we serve.
The Vocational Job Coach will:
Instructs and supervises program participants in the development of pre-vocational, work adjustment, and/or vocational skills; provides development training to the individual so that each individual may attain their optimal level of performance. He/she functions as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team and works cooperatively with other accrediting agencies/schools and families.
Assess clients current vocational skills using formal and informal measures
Consults with treatment team members regarding assessment results
Provides consistent positive, specific and timely feedback, helping clients obtain goals
Creates contingency plans in case of unforseen circumstances
Make a difference
The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.
For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees.
It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.**
While performing the duties of this position, an employee regularly works with clients with unpredictable behavior; works inside in areas that are adequately ventilated and lighted, frequently works outside while supervising clients in outdoor activities and may have exposure to changing temperature, humidity and weather conditions; may have occasional travel, as needed, off-site and escorting clients to appointments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain milieu activities when noise levels may be loud.
Keywords : Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, Direct Support, Community Based, Day Programs, Vocational Programs, CNA, Mental Health Technician, Residential Counselor, Direct Care, Job Coach
The IDEAL candidate will ...
Be 21 years of age or older.
Have a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED (Associates or Bachelors preferred).
Have 3 years of experience in a residential treatment setting and/or vocational setting.
Be empathetic and have a team approach to care for the consumers.
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Be energetic and creative
Be able to attend five days of in-house orientation on weekdays.
Be able to lift up to 20+ pounds and perform Safe and Positive Approaches.
Have a high level of comfort with hands on hygiene care.
About the Organization: The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
EOE Statement: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE