Employment Training Specialist (Job Coach)

Job Summary:

To assess developmentally disabled individuals job skills in the community, in order to maker a job match in a competitive employment setting.  To train the individual in work and social skills appropriate to that work environment, to record training data, maintain a good customer services rapport with the business and the consumer, and provide follow along support to those persons already working in the community.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and have a good driving record
  • Must maintain personal vehicle insurance
  • Clear criminal record, (no felony, violent misdemeanor, or active warrant of any kind)
  • Prefer at least one year experience training persons with severe developmental disabilities in adult habilitation setting
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Marketing and sales experience is helpful

Major Responsibilities

  • To perform job market analysis to identify industries in which to establish employment in the industries that matches the individual’s desires
  • To develop relationships in the business community for marketing in order to place four individuals in jobs during the year
  • To assess work and social skills of trainees in the community in order to make a good job match and provide the trainee a choice of employment
  • Provide on-the-job training to severely disabled individuals so that the 100 percent of the individuals retain the job over 4 weeks
  • Develop work skills in the individuals so that 75 percent of them retain the job for more than 6 months
  • Utilize behavior management techniques
  • Provide transportation for the trainee so they arrive at work on time 100 percent of the time
  • Be an advocate for integrated relations with the employer and co-workers
  • Negotiate work-related issues with employers, such as schedules, site modifications, etc.
  • Utilize fading techniques to withdraw staff or support services within the timeframe specified by the Coordinator
  • Prepare and turn in accurate monthly documentation to the coordinator by the 25th of each month
  • Prepare and turn in documentation as requested by the coordinator in the time frames requested

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Lifting and moving (e.g. adult service recipients from wheelchair to bed)
  • Lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Pulling (e.g. van doors, people using wheelchairs into elevators)
  • Pushing (e.g. people using wheelchairs)
  • Flexing (e.g., reaching)
  • Bending and Crouching