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Training / Work sites:

Become a Community Based Training work site

Current sites -

Lincoln County:
- From Trash to Treasures

Raleigh County:
- Food Lion Beckley

Cabell County:
- Huntington area


ESD services:

Employment Assessment

Work Adjustment

Employment Readiness Services

Direct Placement

Supported Employment

School to Work Transition Services


Benefits to employers -

Tax Benefits for Employers

two people high fivingEmployment Services Division Is Hiring


Positions: Job Coach

Hours: Part-time position. Flexible hours as required. For Beckley and Huntington offices.

MTSTCIL is looking for a few good job coaches. This is a great job for college students who need to juggle classes with work or for retired folks who'd like to make a difference, while earning a little cash, in the lives of people with disabilities.

The Employment Services Division (ESD) Job Coach works directly with a person with a disability in a training or placement site to help him/her learn the specific requirements of a job; learn work-related activities and requirements such as time and attendance rules; and learn appropriate work-related and social behaviors when dealing with supervisors and coworkers.

The Job Coach uses structured techniques to help an employee learn to perform job tasks to the employerís specifications and to learn and practice the interpersonal skills necessary to interact with coworkers on the job site and in related community activities. In addition to job-site training, job coaching includes related assessment, job development, advocacy, travel, and other services to maintain employment.

The Job Coach can also offer support to the employer/employees when hiring and working with people with disabilities. Consumer services are flexible to ensure the support provided reflects consumer directed services with an emphasis on full community integration. The Job Coach visits potential worksites to observe and perform jobs to learn responsibilities for a given position prior to a consumerís placement.

This position works directly with the consumer encouraging them both in social development and in building their work skills. The Job Coach transports consumers in the agency van as needed. The Job Coach attends staff development, committee and planning meetings as appropriate and participates actively within the team environment of the program.

Qualifications/Specifications:

Education: Candidate must possess high school diploma or equivalent, transportation and experience that includes planning, organizing, reporting and communicating effectively. Minimum of two years experience in working with people with disabilities or personal experience with a disability. Must be able to drive and/or have access to a car with liability insurance coverage for use on the job.

Current CPR and first aid certifications are preferred.

Organizational Relationship

This position reports directly to the Vice President for Consumer Services. The President/CEO has support responsibility to this position. This position is also responsible for conforming to the corporate policies and procedures and the independent living philosophy. This position actively participates within the team environment of the Employment Services Division program.

Work Role Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions

Send resumes to:

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
Employment Services Division
821 Fourth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-525-3324
Fax: 304-525-3360
Email: Email

For more information contact Georgetta Stevens, Vice President for Consumer Affairs at Mountain State at 304-525-3324 or by email gstevens@mtstcil.org


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