Give clients the tools and resources they need to succeed in their workplace.
Starting Rate: $20 - 21.00 / hr + client retention bonuses
Type: In-field, training provided
Status: Full Time
Hiring Locations: West side of Portland Metro
Good-2-Go Oregon is Central Oregon's premiere community-based support program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). We specialize in high functioning adults who experience some form of Developmental Disability.
The Employment Services (EMP) department helps our clients find and maintain gainful employment in the community. We work with community partners to find roles which highlight the strengths associated with client's I/DD (eg strong visual thinking), and provide workplace supports to mitigate challenges that come with the client's I/DD.
Employment Specialists I, also known as Job Coaches, work primarily to mitigate workplace challenges for clients. This typically takes the form of working with the client at the workplace for a few hours each week, in order to provide hands on coaching, find natural supports in the workplace, assist with communication, and support during stressful or challenging activates.
Job Coaching relies heavily on identifying client problems and working to solve them. Because every client's I/DD presents unique strengths and weaknesses, Job Coaches need to employ a wide range of strategies to ensure the client is successful when they are not present.
A typical day varies based on the client supported but generally includes:
Due to the nature of services, we are looking for a creative, empathetic, and patient individual to help with services. Candidates must show strong communication skills, be able to de-escalate situations, and exhibit strong professional boundaries.
Qualified applicants must: