Job Coach I - Child Development

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 26360

Shift: Rotating

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Assist CHOP Career Path program participants (with special needs) to determine appropriate employment possibilities according to strengths and interests within the CHOP system, or in the community.  After job placement, the job coach will be responsible for maintaining an on-going relationship with the worker (program graduate) and supervisor to help facilitate successful employment. Candidate will need to obtain CESP certification with in one year of employment.

Job Responsibilities

Demonstrate knowledge and abilities in the areas concerning job coaching, employment and special accommodations for successful employment in order to facilitate the training and integration of a program participant with disabilities in the worksite trial rotation and/or competitive work environment.

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills with the participant and hospital staff, if appropriate.

  • Understand normal developmental behavior of adolescents; understand all areas of development of people with special needs.

  • Provides individual support for participant at the worksite rotation or competitive job which includes: steps of the job coaching plan, building natural supports, etc.

  • Provides travel training to job site if necessary.

  • Ability to work off-site, away from CHOP Main, in other CHOP and community locations, with minimal supervision.

  • Willingness to provide job coaching as needed for shifts other than day shifts, including evening, overnights and weekends.


Responsible for maintaining appropriate supervision of the participant with special needs, consultation with staff, accurate documentation for clinical purposes, and advocacy for people with special needs.

  • Maintain appropriate progress and hospital job records.

  • Evaluation of job performance of worker.

  • Attend trainings and workshops, as appropriate.

  • Meet regularly with the participant and supervisor to go over issues and successes; develop strategies with student/worker and supervisor to lessen, eliminate problem areas.

  • Identify potential employment and possibilities for advancement

  • Assist in removal of barriers and implementation of a more accessible environment to access work.

  • Co-Lead Group sessions in the areas of grooming, hygiene, communication, interviewing, and behavior as they relate to successful employment.


Demonstrate abilities in the area of administrative support tasks:

  • Ability to assist in making follow up phone calls to confirm appointments, as needed.

  • Reproduce program documents for use, such as intake packets, training manuals or other forms

  • Maintain Assessment supplies

  • Maintain inventory of office supplies


Promote a positive, professional work environment with students/workers.

  • Actively supports the mission, goals and priorities of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

  • Serves as a role model to the program participants to demonstrate positive work ethic.

  • Performs all CHOP Mandatory Education on time.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma required

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • 2 years of College Courses in a Human Service field, Preferred

  • 1 year experience with people with disabilities (cognitive and/or physical) preferred.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Ability to effectively use verbal and written communication to share performance and psychosocial information.
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with participants, workers, patients, families and staff.
  • Ability to work with sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Ability to work in collaboration with other professionals and staff at the Hospital.
  • Ability to present self with professional approach and appearance with high level of emotional maturity.
  • Ability to follow procedures for record keeping
  • Ability to identify problems and find effective solutions.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of/or ability to learn basic data management computer skills.
  • Excellent judgment.
  • Ability to practice positive reinforcement techniques with students/workers, co-workers, and other staff
  • Belief in self- determination philosophy

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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