At Vinfen Connecticut, Job Coaches mentor the people we serve, helping them to achieve their employment goals, develop important job skills, and to successfully maintain work in the community.
High School Diploma/GED
You may work with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities or mental health conditions to support their career goals. Job Coaches make a big difference in the lives of the people we support. You are a cheerleader, helping people strengthen their confidence. You are a teacher, helping job seekers gain skills that will help them succeed on the job. You are a mentor, helping people take pride in their work and achieve greater independence within their community. Your support and guidance will help individuals achieve goals, overcome barriers, and become more independent.
Job Coaches’ workdays are diverse and on-the-go. You may coach people individually or in group settings. You may monitor individuals work progress and the effectiveness of various employment and vocational programs. Your work may involve traveling to various work sites in the community to provide hands-on support to both employers and the people we serve at their jobs. You will act as a role model who demonstrates appropriate social interactions with employers and the public. You will track daily progress and achievement of individuals’ employment goals. Lastly, you may be responsible for managing the daily production and quality operations at a community employment setting to ensure we are meeting employer expectations. In your role you will work together with the people we serve, their families, friends, employers, and other support staff to transform their lives.
Vinfen Connecticut offers a comprehensive orientation and ongoing employee training that will provide you with all the tools you need. We also offer certifications to staff at Vinfen Connecticut to make it easy for you to stay up to date on the best practices in health and human services.