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Job Coach (September 2022 - June 2023)

National Louis University
Job Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Student Affairs and Services
National Louis is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. We are a student focused community that is committed to continuous improvement and asks how do we become more “student ready” so that we may better serve our students. We believe that through education we are able to empower change and build healthy communities. Our community works hard in the service of students and supports one another like a family.

Path to Academics, Community and Employment (PACE) is a three-year, post-secondary certificate program designed to meet the transitional needs of young adults with multiple intellectual, learning, and developmental disabilities.

National Louis University is seeking applicants interested in joining our team as the Job Coach. This position runs from September – June and is responsible for the teaching of PACE student’s employment skills and assisting students in developing a work ethic. The Job Coach will develop and maintain a working relationship with our Internship partners.

In this role you will:
  • Provide direct instruction to students at their internship sites.
  • Teach up to three courses per term related to employment, employment concentration electives, or other classes as assigned based on program needs.
  • Complete student records, logs, and reports as required, including mentoring and assisting students with Portfolio preparation.
  • Participates in weekly employment team meetings, as well as department and university training events as required.
  • Assist in worksite development and problem-solving conferences dealing with fieldwork issues of those who have violated procedures or are otherwise in difficulty.
  • Assist with planning and implementing appreciation events and supporting student interviewing.
Essential Skills/Experience
    • Masters degree in vocational rehabilitation, special education, human services, or related field preferred. Bachelors required.
    • 3-5 years of previous related experience preferred
    • Must be able to be flexible with work hours, including weekend and evening hours.
    • Will require some travel on public transportation
    • Ability to move or lift boxes up to 50 lbs
NLU Inclusion Statement:
National Louis University is deeply committed to serving its community, advancing access and equity, and ensuring that all individuals are welcomed and valued. We are dedicated to fostering a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion remain at the core of who we are. These are more than just words to us: they are truly a way of life for the NLU community. We recognize that differences in age, race, gender (identity and expression), nationality, sexual orientation, physical and intellectual ability, and background bring richness to our work environment. We affirm diverse perspectives, innovative contributions, and authentic presentations of self from every member within the NLU community. We believe inclusion is grounded in the actions we intentionally take each day. Our goal is to inspire and empower NLU employees and community members to cultivate an environment where we collectively focus on uplifting and advancing our institutional culture.
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