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Job Coach

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GADOL - Highland Park, IL
High School
$16.50 - $18.00 Hourly
Up to 50%


Position Title: Job Coach

Program: GADOL

Supervisor: Vocational Coordinator

Range: $16.50 - $18.00 per hour

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt / Hourly

Position Summary:

The Job Coach is responsible for providing skills training and on the job support to assist team members succeed in the workplace.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support GADOL team member/employee to build relationships with co-workers and natural supports at the workplace.
  • Conduct a job analysis to understand job tasks and identify the necessary supports needed for the employee to be successful.
  • Provide skills training and on the job supports to assist the employee with successfully completing his/her job tasks, while ultimately promoting independence.
  • Regularly monitor employees performance to determine the level of support needed and guide when fading from the job site is appropriate.
  • Regularly monitor job satisfaction from both the employee and employers perspective.
  • Document supports provided and employees job performance per program requirements.
  • Transport employee to and from work as determined necessary.
  • Apply interventions and use techniques learned during Keshet training in emergency and/or crisis situations.
  • Be respectful and follow Jewish culture and guidelines set forth in the personnel manual.
  • Complete DSP required training- CPR, First Aid, Safety Care, Rule 50, Fire Safety, Bloodborne Pathogens and continuing professional development assigned by Program Manager.
  • Adhere to Keshet policies and procedures outlined in the policy manual, Employee Handbook, and other employee policies.
  • Other job duties as assigned

Individual Rights:

  • Respect each individuals rights within the program and treat all individuals with dignity and respect at all times.
  • Report any incidents of suspected rights violations, mistreatment, abuse, neglect or exploitation immediately according to KESHETs policies and procedures.
  • Respect the values, opinions, preferences and choices of individuals.
  • Advocate for team members rights and services.



  • Follow safety guidelines including, but not limited to healthy lifting, transferring, and back care.
  • Participate in emergency drills as required.
  • Interact successfully with people in times of crisis or unpleasant environments.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other technical skills
  • Complete required Keshet trainings within first 90 days

Skills Required:

  • Ability to relate to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Self-directed but willing to work in a team-oriented setting.
  • Understands and demonstrates ethical behavior and practices.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with others.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Creativity/innovation.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Problem Solving – assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Adaptability – demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.  

    About Keshet:
    From its core programs for children and adults with intellectual challenges in the Chicago area, to its international consulting work, Keshet serves over 1,000 individuals with disabilities and touches the lives of many more family members, peers, supporters, and other stakeholders around the globe.

    Keshet’s local leadership, comprised of nearly 100 lay leaders from all walks of life, provide the inspiration, direction, and funding required to fulfill the organization’s mission: to do whatever is necessary to allow individuals with disabilities to achieve their potential.