Job Coaching and Development: Support for Successful Employment
A task analysis is developed per job site by the Employment Coordinator, Employment Specialist and/or Job Coach before the individual begins employment. On-the-job supports begin at the job site with one hundred percent of the time spent in training. A monthly progress report will be used to document improvement in all areas. As the trainee gains proficiency toward the specific goals, the job coach begins to fade and the supervision is assumed by the employer. At the time when the job coach is supervising twenty-five percent of the time or within twenty four months, whichever comes first, the employer takes over full supervision. The trainee’s status at this time is independent employment with follow-along services.
Job supports include a variety of techniques are used to support the individual in learning valuable skills. These may include but are not limited to:
- Attendance and punctuality
- Grooming and hygiene
- Academic skills
- Literacy skills
- Quality of work
- Quantity of work
- Community skills (time management, money management, mobility)
- Work practices (payroll deductions, insurance, benefits, time off requests, schedule
- Access to agencies (Advocacy, Albany Regional Center, SSI, etc.)
- Mobility and transportation
- Community living arrangements
- Legal affairs and tax issues
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