an on-site coach to help a person with a severe disability initially learn and perform a job. A job coach may also help a person adjust to new behavior (for them) expected on the job: responsibility, communication, respect for one's boss and co-workers, reliability, etc. Unlike a Trainer, a job coach works after a person has a job (a style called "place and train") rather than pre-employment (called "job readiness"). The help of a job coach is intensive and can be available all day if needed. However, job coach support is usually temporary and is gradually reduced as the person learns their task.
A professional or paraprofessional who provides individual or group assistance to a student in job placement, travel training, and skill training at a job site. The job coach frequently provides assessment information to the student's IEP team.
Person hired by a rehabilitation agency or program who assists an employee with a disability in learning and performing a job and adjusting to the work environment.
A professional or paraprofessional person designated as a supervisor for a person with severe disabilities in competitive employment. The job coach serves in an instructional capacity, working and modeling alongside the individual with disabilities.
an employment training specialist who works with people who have disabilities
an important part of the training structure
a person who is hired by the placement agency to provide specialized on-site training to assist the employee with a disability in learning and performing the job and adjusting to the work environment
a professional who assists individuals with severe disabilities with job placement and job training
a specialist who accompanies the individual with mental retardation to the job to assist in the initial training period
In supported employment, the coach provides one-on-one training to an individual on the job until that individual is able to complete tasks to the employer's satisfaction. As the worker becomes proficient, the job coach begins spending less time training the worker. The job coach continues to monitor the worker occasionally and is available when needed to assist with retraining and other support that the worker might need.
A staff member of a community rehabilitation provider (CRP) who assists an employee with a disability integrate into the workplace. Also called an Employment Specialist.
A service agency professional who works with an individual with disabilities at the job site, providing support by helping the employee to improve job skills, interpersonal relations, or any other job-related needs.
(Also Employment Training Specialist) The individual responsible for providing intensive, on-the-job training of people with severe disabilities.
A person hired by the placement agency or provided through the employer to furnish specialized on-site training to assist an employee with a disability in learning and performing a job and adjusting to the work environment.
A person who provides assistance to an individual with a disability to learn or maintain a job. This can include training and support at the job site. See supported employment.
See employment specialist