Kent Center
  • Chestertown, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Kent Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides highly personalized 24-hour a day services for adults who have a broad spectrum of developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, and/or physical disabilities.  Since 1970, the mission of Kent Center has been to ensure the safety and well being of each individual family member, treat them with respect and dignity and provide enriching opportunities and choices which will enable them to independently live, work and contribute positively to our community to the greatest extent of their abilities. 

We are seeking a full-time job coach to join our team, working out of our Chestertown office.  The ideal candidate would be a self-starter willing to working independently, guiding individuals with disabilities seeking employment. This position requires someone to be creative, organized and dependable.  Primary job duties include:

  

  • Network with potential employers, providing updates on available individuals who are seeking employment. 
  • Assists in the supervision of assigned individuals in supported employment setting.
  • Assists in the training and implementation of programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Coaching individuals with disabilities as they prepare for job interviews, assisting with application preparation and writing cover letters/resumes.
  • Working collaboratively with organization, employers and individuals to ensure positive employment environments and successful outcomes. 
  • Coordinates schedules for medical appointments and assist individuals to and from appointments.
  • Prepares monthly reports.
  • Maintains an awareness of and abides by applicable laws, regulations and accreditation standards governing the provision of vocational/supported employment services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

The chosen candidate must:

  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office and have the ability to learn new database systems
  • Have reliable transportation and a valid drivers license
  • Be organized, caring, respectful, accountable and patient
  • Be able to pass Kent Center's pre-employement screenings including drug testing and background checks
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