The purpose of Employment Services- Job Coaching is to provide the necessary assistance to learn and maintain competitive employment. A job coach or specialist works closely with the individual/family to provide this assistance based on the type of work environment the person accepts.The activities provided through Job Coaching are based on a comprehensive review of the individual’s strengths, abilities, and interests. Priorities are determined and support provided by identifying appropriate resources and instruction to ensure informed choice. In addition to serving individuals with disabilities, Community Life serves the business community through outreach. We work to develop employer awareness of the labor market and the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.
Community Life works to develop long lasting relationships and a good reputation to further employment opportunities for the people we serve and our community.
Job Coaching activities may include:
Orientation to job site, tasks, and structure
On the job training at the job site
Mastery of job tasks
Supervision at the worksite
Contact with coworkers and supervisory staff as appropriate
Assistance in integrating into the work environment or changes in the work environment
Assistance with public support agencies
Consultation with other support team members as appropriate
Ongoing contact with all parties to ensure continued satisfaction and success
Community Life’s Innovative Approach: We assist people with disabilities in exploring, seeking, and obtaining competitive employment through individually planned supports. By finding meaningful integrated employment, a true inclusive shift occurs in our community for all. A person with a disability is seen for their contribution, talent, and skill changing the way disability is viewed forever… one person at a time.
Service Funding: Department of Rehabilitation - DOR DOR's vocational rehabilitation services program assists Californians with disabilities obtain and retain employment and maximize their ability to live independently in their communities. The Department develops, purchases and advocates for programs and services in vocational rehabilitation, habilitation and independent living with a priority on service for persons with the most significant disabilities. DOR contracts with Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRP) to provide job development and job placement services.
Community Life Services is an approved CRP for Job Coaching with DOR and receives money through fee for service contracts. DOR services are time limited and therefore do not provide funding for ongoing support.