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4912-53 Street, PO Box 981
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7
Phone: (867) 920-2644
Fax: (867) 920-2348

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4919-53 Street, PO Box 981
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7
Phone: (867) 920-2644
Fax: (867) 669-7826

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4509 Franklin Ave.
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R3
Phone: (867) 873-0607
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Job Coach (part-time)
Make a difference!  We are looking for a fantastic job coach to work with a client at their new employment. Work would be 4 hours daily on Saturdays and Sundays. To talk further, please contact us at  and send your resume.

Job Description

EmployABILITY offers training and supported employment opportunities to persons with intellectual disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Utilizing a ‘Place & Train’ model, the individual is accompanied by a job coach to the work-setting while providing the necessary one-on-one training related to the identified task.

The role of the job coach is varied, and is dependent upon the particular needs of the person whom they are supporting. Support is usually bi-directional; i.e., job coaches function to increase the skills of persons with intellectual disabilities and/or ASD while assisting employers to provide reasonable accommodations. Job coaches also assist people with intellectual disabilities and/or ASD develop appropriate workplace behavior and social skills, and solve practical issues; e.g., getting to and from work.

Job coaches assist employers by suggesting practical solutions to typical supervisory problems and/or determining reasonable accommodations. As persons with intellectual disabilities and/or ASD learn the routines and techniques required by their jobs, job coaches gradually lessen the amount of assistance they provide. However they remain available to the employer and client for consultation and may reactivate the intensity of support in certain situations e.g.  change in supervisors or work setting.

Reporting Relationship

Reports to Manager, EmployABILITY & Employment Services

Key Responsibilities

  • Builds positive relationships with clients
  • Assists clients in developing and meeting their employment goals
  • Identifies employment opportunities that will match the abilities of the clients;
  • Networks with employers to establish work placements for clients;
  • Develops, with the employer, tools and strategies to enable the clients to successfully carry out their assigned duties e.g. job carving;
  • Provides on-site support to clients and employer during job placements;
  • Assists clients with personal care and hygiene needs if required;
  • Prepares written reports of client work results;
  • Ensures that the needs and rights of the client are of prime importance in all decisions; 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and skilled at providing support to clients with disabilities
  • Knowledge of assessment, development and implementation of individual goal plans
  • Understanding of personal boundaries and the necessary assertiveness to maintain and enforce boundaries
  • Ability to communicate with clients with intellectual disabilities and/or ASD
  • Ability to adjust support methods to meet the needs of clients and to increase skill and participation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work cooperatively and professionally as part of a team and to work with other agencies and community partners
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills
  • Basic computer skills including word processing and electronic mail
  • Ability to show initiative, flexibility, and practicality
  • Knowledge of and the ability to work with clients of varying cultural backgrounds

Additional Requirements

  • Criminal Records Check
  • Driver’s License
  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Crisis Intervention Training (preferred)