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"Job Coach" / Crew Foreman

Area Residential Care, Dubuque, IA

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Job Summary:

  • Oversees the program and production activities in an off-site vocational program area serving four to twenty individuals.
  • Ensures that active treatment is ongoing, implementing active treatment programs for each person within schedules of paid production and non-production, during crisis situations and other needs of individuals served.
  • Participates in the assessment of each person’s vocational needs and choices; develops programs to meet those needs/choices, and ensures correct implementation of programs and data collection, based on funding requirements
  • Trains, instructs, and supervises individuals with mental and sometimes physical disabilities in the skills and behaviors necessary to work and live in normal societal settings, including areas of vocational, social, self-help, and behavioral skills.
  • Fulfills production related responsibilities including recommending job modifications, staying informed of the status of current contracts, completely and accurately fulfilling contract requirements.
  • Assures that production demands are met, gathers and records data and completes daily contact notes related to the individual’s programming, production rates, and services received.  
  • Constantly monitors the safety conditions in the individual’s assigned working environment; conducts safety drills as assigned.
  • Provides recommendations to supervisor of work area regarding methods and processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of crew; may also make recommendations concerning job modifications and job jigs to enhance productivity.  
  • Provides instruction and direction to staff assigned to his/her work area, holding them accountable for implementing their responsibilities. 
  • Attends departmental, agency, other agency, and VSC meetings, and assists with other vocational or residential coverage on an as needed basis.
  • Works with people who may exhibit non-compliant and/or aggressive behaviors; this may include employing a variety of techniques including physical restraint.
  • Is flexible to adjust schedule to accommodate individuals’ concerns, needs, and schedules.
  • May be assigned to provide coverage and/or training to individuals served outside of normally assigned work areas.  
  • Maintains positive relationships and effective communication with agency staff, business partners, members of the community, service providers, and participants.
  • At all times, this position provides the individuals served with a positive, appropriate community role model while promoting a positive image of Area Residential Care to the community at-large



  •  High school diploma/G.E.D. 
  •  One year relevant work experience
  •  12th grade level of reading, math, and writing skills 
  •  Comprehend individual program plans, assessments and personal interview; complete data documentation, contact notes, incidents reports, activity sheets, quality/quantity time studies, payroll records, and attendance records
  •  Communication skills that enable the Crew Foreman to train, instruct, and supervise individuals served to complete the assigned tasks (work, work-related, social, and daily living skills)
  •  Ability to lift 20lbs and occasional lift up to 50 pounds
  •  May operate a forklift truck upon completion of agency sponsored training
  •  Must be able to physically prompt, escort, and physically restrain individuals served
  •  Requires a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets agency authorized driver criteria
  •  Requires certification for passing medications upon completion of agency sponsored training
  •  Must develop and maintain positive, appropriate, cooperative relationships with individuals served, agency staff, business professionals, and individuals’ parents/guardians


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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 371778
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Health Care
Human and Social Services
Second Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education High School/GED

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