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
- 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
- The competent CDC provides support to people using a person
- 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.