The Career Development Coach (CDC) provides case management, training and support services to INALLIANCE participants at employment and community sites. The CDC should be knowledgeable of the career and education opportunities and shall demonstrate the ability to mobilize resources and support necessary to assist the participant to reach his or her goals.
Qualifications and Skills:
- The competent CDC promotes participant partnership in the design of support services, consulting the person and involving him or her in the support process.
- The competent CDC uses active, sensitive communication skills to build rapport and channels of communication by recognizing and adapting to the range of communication styles.
- The qualified CDC initiates or assists in the initiation of an assessment process by gathering information (e.g. participant’s self-assessment and history, prior records, test results, additional evaluation) and informing the participant about what to expect throughout the assessment process.
- The competent CDC discusses findings and recommendations with the participant in a clear and understandable manner, following up on results and re-evaluating the findings as necessary.
- The competent CDC ensures participant access to necessary and available community resources coordinating supports across agencies.
- The competent CDC maintains collaborative professional relationships with the participant and all support team members (including family/friends), follows ethical standards of practice (e.g., confidentiality, informed consent, etc.), and recognizes his or her own limitations.
- The competent CDC assists and facilitates the development of an individualized plan based on participant preferences, needs, and interests.
- The responsible CDC assists and facilitates the review of the achievement of individual participant outcomes.
- The competent CDC has current knowledge of laws, services, and community resources to assist and educate participants to secure needed supports.
- The competent CDC interacts with and educates community members and organizations (e.g., employer, landlord, civic organization) when relevant to participant’s needs or services.
- The competent CDC explores with the participant his/her vocational interests and aptitudes, assists in preparing for job or school entry, and reviews opportunities for continued growth.
- The competent CDC collaborates with employers and school personnel to support the participant, adapting the environment, and providing job retention support.
- The competent CDC believes that people with disabilities can and do work competitively in the community.
- The competent CDC monitor crisis situations, discussing the incident with authorized staff and participant(s), adjusting supports and the environment, and complying with regulations for reporting.
- The competent CDC maintains accurate records, collecting, compiling and evaluating data, and submitting documents to appropriate sources in a timely fashion.
- The competent CDC maintains standards of confidentiality and ethical practice.
- The competent CDC provides support to people using a person centered approach.
- The competent CDC modifies support programs and interventions to ensure they are person centered.
- The competent CDC is knowledgeable about person centered planning techniques.
- The CDC is available to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings, weekends, or holidays.
- The CDC is willing to drive their car throughout the Greater Sacramento Area to multiple locations during their shift (mileage reimbursement is $0.38 per mile).
- The CDC is flexible and able to adapt to frequent changes to case load, support strategies, company policies, state and federal laws as well as other regulations that affect our industry.