SENIOR EMPLOYMENT COACH

Summary

Full-Time

The Carroll Center for the Blind serves persons of all ages and all stages of vision loss and provides campus-based rehabilitation, technology instruction, community orientation and mobility as well as itinerant education and mobility services to children.

We have an exciting opportunity for a high energy, compassionate Senior Employment Coach to provide assistance, training and support to persons who are blind or visually impaired at their work sites in the Metro-Boston area.

The Senior Employment Coach will serve as a liaison to integrate and promote positive peer relationships between worksite staff/consumer as well as offer job coaching/job development supports to adult interns at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) whose goal is to work in community settings to maximize their vocational potential to full-time hours and taper off supplemental income.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting consumers in their job search.
  • Conducting employment preparation activities.
  • Providing on the job training.
  • Coaching specific work behaviors and documenting progress.
  • Attending meetings with other job developers, etc. in the Boston Metro Area.
  • Establishing relationships and partnerships with potential employers to obtain permanent full-time jobs.
  • Communicating with team through written/verbal documentation and case conferences for program coordination and improvement.
  • Completing all necessary case notes, data, and evaluation reports.

Qualifications

  • Candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree or some college in human services/rehabilitation counseling with 1-2 years prior experience with persons with disabilities required.
  • Experience with job coaching and job development preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, verbal/written communication and computer skills required.
  • Must be CPR/First Aid Certified or receive certification within 90 days of hire.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully travel independently as well as accompany students to work site on Uber/public transportation or have a valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to jobs@carroll.org

The Carroll Center for the Blind is a private, non-profit agency, located in Newton, Massachusetts, which serves persons of all ages and stages, who are blind or visually impaired.
We offer a generous benefits package and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.