Job Coach

Location US-NY-New York
Job ID 2024-2199
Job Family
Developmental Disabilities
Job Type
Shift Days
Shift Hours
Salary Range
Hours Per Week


At The New York Foundling, we trust in the power and potential of people, and we deliberately invest in proven practices. From bold beginnings in 1869, our New York-based nonprofit has supported hundreds of thousands of our neighbors on their own paths to stability, strength, and independence.  We help children and families navigate through and beyond foster care. We help families struggling with conflict and poverty grow strong. We help individuals with developmental disabilities live their best lives, and we help our neighbors access quality health and mental health services—core to building lifelong resilience and wellbeing. Together, our interrelated programs provide a whole-person, whole-family, and whole-life approach that unlocks solutions for a lifetime.


Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Individual and Person Centered Services the Job Coach will be
respsonsible for the following;
Job coaching refers to the training of an employee who is learning the skills of a new profession. A job coach
will use structured intervention techniques to help the employee learn to perform job tasks to the employer's
specifications and to learn the interpersonal skills necessary to be accepted as a worker at the job site and in
related community contacts. [Job coaching can also include related assessment, job development, counseling,
advocacy, travel training and other services needed to maintain the employment






The New York Foundling is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse employee population, the Foundling will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.


By placing an individual directly in a job with the hands-on assistance of a job coach, areas of vocational and
personal strength and weakness become apparent early in the process. The job coach will cater their role to
working on improving the weaknesses and highlighting the strengths of the individual as outlined in the
individual work plan. With the job coach in place, the individual is able to receive immediate feedback,
assistance, and follow-up from this support. The job coach will familiarize themself with the goals the individual
is working on and track the frequency of which he coaches the individual on those goals on the data collection
sheet daily.
A job coach will encourage the individual to advocate for him/herself, but can advocate on their behalf if that is
absolutely necessary. A job coach will essentially learn all skills required to do the job. When at a worksite, the
job coach may have to prompt the individual on how to complete tasks, and if necessary model a task, but the job
coach never completes tasks for the individual.


six (6) months experience with I/DD population preferred.
Valid Driver’s License for at least 6 months or more, acceptable by agency standard required
Hours Varies.



Education Required

High School / G.E.D.


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