This service begins once the Consumer starts working at his/her new position. Job Coaching begins on-site by helping the Client to acclimate to their new work environment. Initially, the Job Coach serves as an advocate between the Client and his/her supervisor. The Job Coach teaches the Consumer to utilize Natural Supports (co-workers, friends, etc.) as tools for helping him/her sustain the position.
Our Job Coaches are trained to systematically “work themselves out of a job” as rapidly as possible, while teaching the Consumer to function independently. A successful Job Coach in the A2Z Cares organization walks a fine line between providing just enough assistance for the participant to maintain their position and allowing enough latitude for growth and adjustment.