Employment Specialist/Job Coach
Job Details
ACS/Supported Employment - Altoona, IA
Part Time
High School
$15.00 Hourly
Up to 25%
Nonprofit - Social Services

$500 Sign-On Bonus for Part-time


Our Job Coaches help adults diagnosed with autism maintain their employment, increasing their independence. This includes transporting persons served to their jobs, guiding them through interactions with coworkers, supporting them in understanding their responsibilities, and more!



  • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with individual served and co-workers to promote successful outcomes.
  • Participate in the implementation and monitoring of personalized programs, autism specific strategies, and innovative solutions in order to generate successful outcomes.
  • Engages with person served during shift. The Job Coach should always be thinking critically and creatively about how to make the person served more independent in the work place. This could include ways to make tasks easier, tools to make tasks easier, or programming that could be implemented to help make an individual successful.
  • Observes worker to ensure that work is performed according to prescribed methods and meets established standards. Explains and demonstrates tasks to resolve work related problems or difficulties.
  • Write detailed notes for each shift worked with the person served, charting on progress with goals.
  • Evaluates individual's progress with goals and looks for new goals to set once previous goals have been met. 



  • You are passionate for people and autism. Helping others gives you satisfaction, even if the person doesn’t express gratitude in return.
  • You are a curious learner. As a Job Coach, you will continually learn new lessons about the nature of human behavior and the brain. Those who are naturally curious will find their work more fulfilling.
  • You are engaged. For you, this is more than a job—it’s a career and a passion. You recognize that our work has a profound impact on the families we serve, and you’re passionate about making an impact on their lives while opening new doors for your career. You’re all-in.
  • You are data-driven. You recognize that data is essential to our approach. You diligently collect and report data and base your actions on the results.
  • You are optimistic. Your work can be stressful and emotionally demanding. But, for the well-being of our clients and our team members, you approach each day with a positive attitude. You also communicate frequently with your supervisor and tell them when you’re feeling overwhelmed.



  • $15/hr
  • Student loan repayment program with up to 8% contribution match
  • 403 (b) retirement plan with up to 8% employer match
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Generous PTO plans
  • Access to a huge private discount network, with up to 40% off restaurants, shopping, etc.


  • 18 years or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance
  • Pass pre-employment motor vehicle report and criminal background checks


Work shifts can accommodate most schedules! 

Shifts range in possibilities depending on your availability and the schedule of the persons-served that you work with. Fill out an application and we will be happy to discuss options. Great for students or others looking for part-time work!


Balance Autism is an equal opportunity employer.