SYWE Job Coach

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Job Title: Seasonal position (5 weeks) – Summer Employment Job Coach Dates: June 6, 2022 to July 15, 2022 (Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 4:00pm) **Note: We will be closed for the week of July 3rd to July 9th.  

Training: June 3rd at 12pm to 5pm @ Deaf Services Center (Worthington, OH) Location: Columbus, Ohio 

General Description: 

The Job Coach is responsible for supervising and training the individuals (age 16-21) served in an effort to develop the skills needed to perform specific tasks, work routines, and personal life habits  that are critical to successful employment. 

Estimated of working hours: 32 to 40 hours (hours can be adjusted depends on consumer’s worksite hours) per week for 5 weeks. 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Fluent in American Sign Language with the ability to meet the communication needs of  Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Deafblind participants 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with current car insurance to transport participants  to/from work site 
  • Maintain an effective relationship with referral sources and employers 
  • Identify barriers to employment as well as solutions to said barriers 
  • Uphold the rights, dignity and respect of all persons served as well as promote  independence and self-advocacy skills 
  • Devise, plan and implement effective job coaching strategies 
  • Possess current knowledge of employment soft skills practices 
  • Demonstrate and work with the young participants how to appropriately communicate with  management, co-workers and customers who are hearing 
  • Complete documentation as needed related to accreditation and referral sources in a timely  manner 
  • Monitor and document participants’ progress 
  • Understand the demands of an employer in a work place (time studies, productivity,  flexibility) 
  • Must be able to pass a background check and a drug test 
  • Other assigned duties 

If interested, please email a resume and cover letter to Chris Kuhns,

DSC’s mission is to empower the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind and to promote access to  communication, services and events in the community. DSC’s envisions a community where there are no  communication barriers facing Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind individuals. Updated March 2022