Job Coach

Job Locations US-MA-Ashland
Minimum Education Required
High School Diploma/GED
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Business Unit
Developmental Services


*Starting rate $21.46*


Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions from our staff.


The Job COach is responsible for assisting individuals in securing and maintaining employment.  Support includes guiding individuals in placement planning through training, assessment, facilitate employee workplace integration, and provide job site support as needed. The Job Coach is responsible for maintaining ongoing verbal and written communication with the employer, employee and with each individual’s support team, to facilitate job modifications / accommodations as necessary and to ensure that a whole life focus to services is provided.


Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED


  • Complete individual intake interviews, assessments, and orientation to program services.
  • Assist in developing and implementing job placement plans for program participants.
  • Complete job analysis of potential job opportunities.
  • Facilitate the interviewing process with individuals and perspective employers.
  • Work with employers, individuals and support teams to identify training and support needs; provide job site supports as needed to remove any barriers to successful employment.
  • Solicit feedback from employers regarding individual’s work performance and adjust support plans as necessary.
  • Coordinate individual’s transportation to and from work. Provide transportation as necessary.
  • Maintain close coordination of services with Advocates BH Res ACCS and DS & BI Res service lines for individuals receiving those supports.
  • Maintain individual records as required including timely and thorough completion of all necessary program assignments, progress reports, billing requirements, and other required documents per agency timelines.
  • Assist individuals with personal care and daily living skills as needed.n program meetings and supervision.


  • BA/BS degree in a related field with 1-year experience working with individuals with Intellectual/Developmentally Disabled, Brain Injury or Behavioral Health issues or 2 years’ experience working in a behavioral health setting with individuals within DS/BI or Mental Health field
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Strong computer knowledge.
  • High energy level, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to function independently and in a team atmosphere
  • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations
  • Must be able to multi-task with frequently changing priorities.
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license.  Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport consumers.

Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. 

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.


Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.




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