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Job Coach - Employment Retention Specialist (Part-time, PRN)

Department: Rehabilitation & Education
Location: Kansas City, MO

 As part of its mission, Alphapointe provides preferential hiring to people with vision impairments (legally blind).

Job Summary: Provides support and assistance to blind and visually impaired clients in the community, typically at a community-based employment worksite.

Salary: $12.00-$15.00 per hour based on work experience and education. 

Essential Functions:

  • Assists individual clients in learning job functions at community based employment worksites.
  • Performs individual casework services including assessment and work instruction
  • Assists in maintaining accurate and complete service statistics.
  • Prepares designated summary reports of activities and services.
  • Communicates with employers about job functions of clients, training and coaching needs
  • Helps client and staff at the employer to establish effective, supportive work relationships
  • Keeps Employment Services Manager apprised of general client status and particularly notes unusual progress, problems or occurrences

Additional Functions:

  • Use of personal vehicle is required and at times, client transportation may occur.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One year of responsible direct client or customer service.
  • Good communication skills, verbally and in written reports.

Preferred Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • College coursework in social work, psychology, counseling, rehabilitation, teaching or related field.
  • Experience in social service where needs are assessed and a variety of social services are provided from community resources.
  • Experience includes working with visually impaired adults.

Working Conditions:

  • Local travel.
  • May require prolonged standing and handling materials and equipment


Alphapointe is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Vet





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