The Fostering Success Job Coach (hereafter referred to as 'Job Coach') will work directly with young people participating in the Fostering Success Summer Employment Program. Job Coaches will utilize a structured employment curriculum to assist youth in developing job readiness skills. Job Coaches will meet with participants at least weekly (face-to-face) and provide virtual support to program participants outside of these face-to-face contacts. Job Coaches will be required to attend an orientation to the program and will receive required training.
Specific duties include:
Develop effective job coaching and employment plans
Communicate with participants to understand their goals and ambitions
Assist participants in developing strategies to overcome employment related personal and professional barriers
Assess participants strengths/areas for growth
Guide clients in learning to complete employment related tasks
Provide coaching in effective job search techniques
Monitor and evaluate progress of program participants
Keep records and documentation related to participant contacts
One employee to serve and work in each of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) service regions (see link to view regions). Travel will be required.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills; Interpersonal Skills; Team Oriented; Strong Problem Solving Skills; Previous professional experience working with young people, age 14 - 21, preferred.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes Preferred Education/Experience Deadline to Apply 03/31/2020 University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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