Department: Lifespan Services
Reports to: Employment Coordinator
Type of position: Part-time or Full-time
The Employment Coach will provide direct vocational training and support to teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the community and on-site at Down Syndrome Innovations to assist them in preparing for and engaging in successful and meaningful employment, both in group and 1-on-1 learning opportunities. Activities will include skill building and developing learning opportunities based on the six Pillars of Programming (Daily Living, Communication and Social Skills, Community, Health, Wellness, and Safety, Self-Advocacy, and Vocational). This is a collaborative position, working in close partnership with the Employment Coordinator, Adult Education Specialist and School-Aged Educational Coordinator to ensure all aspects of services are well-coordinated within our organization and that we are improving the quality of life of the participants with Down syndrome we serve.
Program Description: Through comprehensive services and programs, the Lifespan Services team enables brighter futures for people of all ages with Down syndrome. Lifespan Services include educational and therapeutic programs that aim to maximize independence and promote meaningful participation in home and community life. The Lifespan Services Team conducts specialized educational programs for individuals with Down syndrome, aiming to maximize independence and promote productive community participation.
Organization: At Down Syndrome Innovations, our life-changing support and services enable people with Down syndrome to live to their fullest potential. We serve as the expert resource and lead community mobilizer, sharing knowledge and creating solutions for people with Down syndrome. We recognize that people with Down syndrome have an incredible capacity to learn essential life and vocational skills when provided access and opportunity, effective instructional strategies, visual supports, and individualized modifications. For more information, visit our website: kcdsi.org