Job Coach - Spencer

Spencer, 920 S Grand, Spencer, Iowa, United States of America Req #617
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Hope Haven is an accredited resource for disability services and advocacy. We offer service programs and support to meet a broad range of needs for children, adults, and families – from physical, mental, and intellectual to residential, vocational, and spiritual.

Hope Haven Job Coaches help our clients develop and use specific job and work skills to fulfill their potential. In this vital role, Job Coaches guide people of various abilities find ways to become active members of the community.
We are looking for a part time Job Coach to empower our clients with independent life skills.  As a Job Coach, you’ll show clients how they can apply their natural gifts and talents to their work responsibilities, and you’ll help them develop the social and job-related skills necessary to navigate the workplace. To be successful, you’ll not only need creativity, great people skills, and superior organization talents, but you will also need lots of energy and a contagiously positive attitude. The schedule will be mainly weekends and weekday evenings shifts.  

Benefits: (contingent on hours scheduled and eligibility requirements)  
  • Health Insurance coverage by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Free $15,000 Term Life Insurance Policy
  • 403B Retirement Plan with 8% employer match after one year
  • Flex Spending – put aside pretax dollars used for medical & dependent care reimbursement.  
  • Supplemental Benefits:  Accident, Critical Illness, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Voluntary Life.  
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Temporary Medical Leave (TML)
  • Holidays based on status of employment
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
  • Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF Program)
  • BVU Partnership Educational Benefits
  • Pay on Demand with Dayforce Wallet

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  1. Instruct clients on specific job and work skills. Models and uses good decision-making skills and accesses appropriate resources to assist in providing high quality services.
  2. Complete assessments on clients as requested by Employment Specialist. Assist in providing input into development of client program plans.
  3. Communicate openly with Employment Specialist regarding client performance, behavior, and other concerns. Complete performance charts and documentation requirements as requested.
  4. Assure production and quality standards are met each day.
  5. Promote integration at the work site whenever possible through social interaction opportunities at break times, physical proximity of workers, and by encouraging participating in social activities available to all workers at the work site. Acts as a liaison in the community to ensure smooth transitions and continuity of service.
  6. Train clients in emergency procedures and safety measures among team and clients. Follows all safety procedures, promotes personal safety and safety measures among team and clients.
  7. Train and provide assistance to clients with recording accurate timecard information. Assure quality and accuracy of timecard before submitting for payroll.
  8. Provide job coaching at various sites as assigned.
  9. Complies with documentation policies by submitting accurate and timely paperwork, including progress notes, billing sheets, timesheets, expense logs, and other required reports. Maintains documentation of services provided that clearly and legibly reflects the client’s goals, staff intervention and support, client response, and progress made.
  10. Completion of client training and wages progress reports.


  • Requires either an Associate degree, or a high school diploma or equivalent plus 6 months experience.
  • Within 24 months from the date of hire, required to obtain one of the following Nationally Recognized Certificate of Completion of Job Coach Training:
  • Completion of Iowa APSE Foundations and Iowa APSE Job Coach or Job Development Training.
  • Completion of Direct Course: College of Employment Services (CES) Online Job Coaching course including Strategies for Job Development Part 2, Foundations of Employment Services, and Performance Coaching Parts 1 and 2.
  • Complete 9.5 hours of employment service training within 6 months of hire and ongoing continuing education of 4 hours yearly in Employment Services.
  • Valid Class C driver’s license required, unless driving a vehicle with a capacity of 8 or more, than a Class “D” license will be required and access to own personal vehicle.
  • Provide proof of state minimum insurance coverage and be an insurable driver with our insurance company.
  • Ability to supervise, teach, train, and motivate persons with disabilities, to reach their potential.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Up-to-date physical.
  • Clearance from all applicable background checks as required by service standards.
  • Medication Management Training as determined necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires physical ability to walk, stoop, stand, and climb steps.
  • Requires physical ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds.
  • Requires the physical ability to drive.

If this all sounds like a good fit, you are here for a reason. Apply today. We offer competitive compensation, benefits, and scheduling. And you’ll be able to put your gifts to good use, which comes with its own amazing rewards.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Spencer, 920 S Grand, Spencer, Iowa, United States of America