Community Job Coach (Pace) -Grayslake

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Job Location
Grayslake – Grayslake, IL

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
High School Diploma/GED Certificate

Salary Range
$15.50 – $16.50 Hourly

Travel Percentage

Job Shift
Business hours w/flexibility

Job Category
Nonprofit – Social Services


PURPOSE: This position is responsible for providing education, training, and support, both on and off the job site to individuals enrolled in Little City’s employment services division through the least intrusive systematic task instruction in integrated employment environments. The position requires networking with business, family, and agency staff to promote the development of natural supports. This position also provides education to employers and others directly involved with the individual regarding relevant issues (accommodations, disability awareness, etc.).

The list of essential duties and responsibilities, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the task to be performed. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein as such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
1. Facilitate classroom training utilizing the approved Employee Development learning curriculum.
2. Conduct job site analyses and work performance evaluations on a periodic basis to ensure the individual’s success. Identify and implement job modifications and accommodations, when necessary, to promote the success of the individual and job retention. Monitor progress, record data and complete reports, particularly log or coaching notes, accurately and in a timely manner.
3. Provide transportation to and from community sites.
4. Provide training on employer personnel policies and specific job skills through the least intrusive system possible.
5. Effectively communicate with the individual, employer/s, coworkers, and family to facilitate on the job and situational assessments.
6. Coordinate and provide (as needed) travel training to and from the worksite.
7. Discuss and implement support reductions in collaboration with the individual, the employer, other agency staff, funding source, and other interested parties.
8. Serve as an advocate, when necessary, on behalf of the individual.
9. Provide additional necessary services for individuals, as required by funding source and/or identified by the employment team (e.g., travel training, community- based assessment, job readiness classes, assistance with application process, job orientation, etc.).
10. Facilitate on the job and situational assessments, monitor progress, record data and complete reports, particularly log or coaching notes, accurately and in a timely manner.
11. Function as part of the interdisciplinary team providing input on performance with recommendations to the individual’s community support team and/or at IPE or ISP meetings.
12. Remain abreast of the current trends and issues in the field of integrated community employment and ways to best assist individuals providing information to individuals served, employers and other interested parties, as necessary.
13. Represent the values and mission of Little City to other professionals, employers, the general public, individuals served and agency employees.
14. Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace by following and teaching individuals served safety procedures, implementing good housekeeping practices and proper materials handling, enforcing the use of protective equipment when necessary and reporting all unsafe acts and conditions.
15. Work collaboratively with other agency staff and external customers to enhance communication, maintain positive work relationships, identify the needs of others, provide timely response, and promote teamwork for the common purpose of internal and external customer service.
16. Ensure the dignity of individuals served by treating them with respect and understanding at all times.
17. Demonstrate capacity to manage multiple demands; with flexibility in adapting to new challenges, while maintaining priorities.
18. Maintains American Heart Association certification in First Aid and CPR.
19. Successfully completes Little City Foundation required training, re-training, and any additional training as required by Little City Foundation policies and practices, or as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor.
20. Performs job related duties as assigned.


High School diploma or GED required. One year experience working with individuals with disabilities, preferred. Previous experience in the following areas preferred: light janitorial (cleaning), retail, or food service. Ability to work with and effectively provide direction to people with disabilities. Ability to build and maintain good relationships with staff, clients, and the community. Good written and verbal communication skills required. Must be able to work Monday-Friday 9 am -2:30 pm. Comply with Little City Driver’s requirements for the Active Driver’s List. PACE eligibility/certification required.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to sitting for prolonged periods; frequently walks, stands, grasps, lifts, holds, or feels objects; occasionally stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls. Extended use of the computer and typing is required. The employee frequently is required to use manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination when working and handling office equipment. The employee is subject to assistance and support up to 25 pounds with varying amounts of assistance on a reoccurring basis. The employee is required to have corrected vision and hearing within normal range and the ability to operate office equipment. No occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, communicable diseases, or other potentially infectious substances (Category I). Typical office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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