Career Opportunities with Challenge Unlimited

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CU is a nonprofit that offers opportunities for individuals with disabilities to work in the community. We offer work opportunities for STAFF and CLIENTS. 

We define a CLIENT as someone who is qualified to work in the AbilityOne Vocational Training Program. To qualify you must be an individual with a documented disability. 

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Job Coach

Department: Employee Services
Location: Hannibal, MO
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Client or Staff: Staff
Position Hours: Part time; Flexible hours

Please email your resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

Part-time (Approx 27 hours weekly)

$11.50 hr.

Job Functions:

  • Complete skills training, job development, orientation, and ongoing support of clients.   Assist clients in finding employment through one-on-one guidance with job searches, resume and application preparation, interviewing and test taking skills. Provide job development in the local communities at businesses to assist clients to secure and retain employment based on the clientís goals and interests, and on behalf of Challenge Unlimited Inc.  Promote clients for employment with community employers and develop working relationships with local businesses to provide candidates for job openings.  Help clients when starting a new job to learn about safety, policies, procedures, complete orientation and learn about job tasks expected of employees and ensure quality and satisfaction with the employer. 
  • Provide and maintain accurate record of observations and services provided to track progress for clientsí permanent records and for billing.   Complete and submit Training Service Records (TSRís) twice a month with chronological reports to track efforts to provide evidence of services for funding agency.  Submit weekly employer contacts to supervisor including relevant contact information.  
  • Provide support for needed linkage of clients to community services.  Help clients learn to self-advocate and how work affects entitlement programs. 
  • Builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand by drawing on one's knowledge and experience base, and calling on other references and resources as necessary.
  • Creates an atmosphere in which timely and high-quality information flows smoothly up and down, inside and outside of the organization; encourages open expression of ideas and opinions.
  • Produces results or provides service that meets or exceeds the organizationís standards.
  • Performs jobs in a manner that minimizes hazards to oneself, others, and the environment. 

Job Requirements                                

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.  
  • Experience with people with developmental disabilities (DD) or mental illness (MI) is preferred
  • Experience assisting individuals with career development
  • Certifications or Licenses: CPR, 1st Aid, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training provided by the company must be successfully completed within the first 4 months to be certified and annually thereafter for CPR, 1st Aid and CPI to maintain the position    
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to ever changing situations
  • Must be organized and able to complete job duties independently
  • Ability to advocate for others to be successful
  • Ability to communicate on a professional level with employers and promote clients for employment
  • Ability to provide feedback to persons with disabilities to increase confidence in interviews through positive communication
  • Ability to provide training as needed or necessary
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Company travel using personal insured vehicle is required
  • Must pass driving history check and Company policy criteria, maintain valid driverís license and be 21 or older to drive
  • Must pass DCFS Abuse and Neglect Tracking System check
  • Must pass various State and Federal registry checks

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. 

Please email your resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

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