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Job Coach (Human Services / Social Service)

Avenues to Independence - Wheeling, IL
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Job Coach (Human Services / Social Service)

Job Description

Job Coaches, have you been seeking a great organization that is dedicated to putting aside old ideas about what is possible? Here it is!
We are the Avenues to Independence, a nonprofit organization serving individuals with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. We are proud to be celebrating our achievement of 60 years of Independence and Dignity! We are excited about continuing our legacy of providing comprehensive home, community, and employment programs dedicated to empowering our clients in choosing the lives they desire to live! We are seeking passionate, committed, and self-motivated Job Coach/Vocational Specialists with a background in Human Services/Social Service to join our team!

This is your opportunity to display your gentle, but firm motivating ability, your creativity, and your compassionate humor in helping clients achieve the vocational success they are striving toward. This is a challenging, but rewarding position that allows you to do what you love in training others and building relationships. You will enjoy the gratification of knowing that you are instrumental in helping individuals to create their own success stories!

Job Coach (Human Services / Social Service)

Job Responsibilities

As our Job Coach/Vocational Specialist with a background in Human Service/Social Service, you will be providing vocational training.

Additional responsibilities of the Job Coach include:

  • Providing training, supervision, and support to individuals with intellectual disabilities in a work center environment
  • Participating in individual support planning, and other meetings related to individuals you supervise
  • Moving contract materials and preforming daily record keeping




Job Coach (Human Services / Social Service)

Job Requirements

As our Job Coach/Vocational Specialist with a background in Human Services/Social Service, you must have the skills and education necessary for this position.

Additional requirements of the Job Coach include:

  • High School Diploma required
  • Some experience in social service preferred, but will train
  • Hours Monday-Friday, 7:30am-3:30pm
  • Must meet required standards set by the State of Illinois for training and background check

Job Coach (Human Services / Social Service)


We are proud to offer our employees this benefits package:

  • Medical HMO/PPO
  • Dental Program Optional
  • Vision Program Optional
  • Vacation
  • Paid Time Off (include Sickness and Personal)
  • Holiday
  • 403(b) Retirement

Job Coach (Human Services / Social Service)


Company Overview

Avenues to Independence is a private, non-profit human service and developmental training organization. We provide homes, jobs, and social opportunities to hundreds of adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and other physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities so they can live and work in the community with independence and dignity.

We offer a dynamic, high energy environment. As we continue in our mission, we are seeking only those team members who are supportive, team oriented, and willing to put in extra effort in helping our clients meet their goals. In return, we provide training opportunities for your personal and professional growth. We honor hard work and dedication.  Ours is a flexible, family friendly environment and we have a liberal paid time off policy! If you enjoy making a significant impact in the lives of individuals, who can create the life they desire with your assistance, don’t wait another minute. We want to speak with you now!

Apply today!

“We Help People With Developmental Disabilities Live The Lives They Choose."

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