Employment / Occupational Experience Facilitator (Job Coach)
The Occupational Experience (OE) Facilitator will be responsible for transporting Shepherds College students between school and their field experience assignments and acting as a job coach as necessary for students in their field experience roles. When not transporting students, this individual may provide job coaching or serve as a tutor in the classroom.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Transport third-year students to and from their field experience sites.
- Support and encourage the student interns during travel to/from work sites.
- Provide support to specialty major instructors with regard to setting up transportation routes.
- Communicate with work site supervisors on behalf of the specialty major instructors.
- Pass medication to interns.
- Provide vocational support to interns in the areas of culinary arts and/or horticulture, as needed and within the context of Appropriate Independence™.
- Interact with field experience supervisors for regular updates on student performance, schedule changes, etc.
- Challenge the intern to grow, with special emphasis placed on the six SC character traits – diligence, discernment, initiative, integrity, respect, and responsibility.
- Assist lead instructors in developing an Individual Support Plan (ISP) for any intern who requires the assistance of a job coach.
- Evaluate student progress in meeting the benchmarks established in his/her ISP.
- Complete assessments and documentation to measure vocational growth and obstacles to success.
- Support classroom instruction methods and procedures.
- Observe and record student behavior in the Behavior Support Plan tracking binder.
- Manage classroom behaviors.
- Facilitate the work of students in small groups.
- Work one-on-one with selected students.
- Work effectively with team members.
- Maintain positive and supportive relationships with students, staff, and field experience supervisors.
- Treat each student with respect and dignity.
- Communicate in a courteous and professional manner.
- Participate in trainings and meetings.
- Consistently demonstrate Christ-likeness in actions and words.
Skills / Qualifications
- Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is preferred.
- Willingness to incorporate teaching methods and procedures of lead instructor.
- Effective communicator, including verbal and written communication.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Possess a high level of professionalism, including the ability to maintain confidentiality.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver's license.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed above satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
ALIGNMENT WITH OUR MISSION
Employee shall commit to the mission of Shepherds College, which is to educate and train students with intellectual and developmental disabilities by equipping them to reach Appropriate IndependenceTM (Ai) through the development of vocational, social, and life skills while inspiring a lasting awareness of God’s plan for their lives. Employee shall have a deep understanding of Ai and its guiding principles, as Ai is the foundation of our education and training programs here at Shepherds College.
ALIGNMENT WITH OUR CULTURE
Employee must be in alignment and in agreement with the eight key behaviors that shape our culture here at Shepherds College: 1) Model Christ-Likeness - Point others to Jesus through our actions and words; 2) Be Creative - Practice strategic innovation; 3) Pursue Excellence – Whatever it is, make it better; 4) Maximize Strengths - Cultivate the value and potential of every individual; 5) Promote Professionalism – Present the best you, always; 6) Work Together – Collaborate to fulfill our mission; 7) Embrace Accountability – Own the process and the outcome; 8) Experience Gratitude – Recognize and affirm the good.
ALIGNMENT WITH OUR FAITH
Employee must be in full alignment and agreement with the Shepherds College Statement of Faith and Biblical Responsibilities of Shepherds Staff. Employee must be part of a faith community that is aligned with traditional protestant Christian faith.
Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Must be able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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