Job Coaching consists of one-on-one instruction to help individuals learn job tasks and adjust to the work environment. The Job Coach will work with individuals to learn job tasks, develop natural peer and environmental supports, assist individuals in adjusting to the work site, increase work tolerances, provide encouragement and support, serve as a liaison between the employer and consumer, and assist the consumer in requesting reasonable accommodations when necessary. Coaching may occur on or off the job site.
Job Retention includes periodic contacts between PiE staff, the individual and the employer to ensure that the job remains successful. Frequency of contacts will decrease as time progresses. For example, weekly contact will fade into bi-weekly contact. Contact with the individual may occur on or off the job site based upon the individual and/or funding source’s request.