Employment Coach (Part Time- Afternoons, Evenings and Weekends)

New Heights School and Learning Services is a not-for-profit School, Preschool, and Specialized Service provider for families with children, youth, and young adults with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum, or with similar learning challenges. We are a play- based program that utilizes the strengths and interests of each student to address social-emotional and academic goals.

Vision: A community dedicated to pioneering a bright future for individuals on the autism spectrum to live independent, confident, and purposeful lives.

Mission: Preparing our kids for the community, and the community for our kids.

New Heights School currently requires one Employment Coach to join our team.

The Employment Coach’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the team in implementing effective extra-curricular Employment Programming for high school students who are attending New Heights School
  • Collaborate with the team in planning and devise/adapt materials and procedures for tools and strategies that are appropriate to the workplace, each student’s strengths and needs and developmental level, and their family
  • Liaise with employers and supervisors in the work placements to ensure strong communication between the student and work placements.
  • Collaborate with the students and the team to identify employment goals and a transition plan for each student identified
  • Model and teach interpersonal skills necessary for the community and workplace.
  • Maintain required documentation and case notes

Required Skills:

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Independent worker and strong team member
  • Strong organizational, and time management skills
  • The ability to be self-directed, flexible, highly motivated and to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Highly adaptable: embraces change and is able to modify strategies to personalize service for the individual in a patient and empathetic manner
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with others in a one-on-one and group setting
  • Ability to solve problems in an innovative and unconventional way
  • A passion for community inclusion

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth/young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or similar social and communication challenges
  • A valid class 5 Driver’s License and the use of a vehicle
  • Availability on afternoons, evenings and weekends

Please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Resumes will be received until a suitable candidate has been found. All applicant submissions are appreciated, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.



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