Employment Specialist-Job Coach I

Employment Specialist-Job Coach I

Provides on-the-job training and job coaching, and long-term jobs supports to individuals receiving services in community jobs. Acts as liaison between client and employer. Teaches basic computer skills, provides self-directed job seeking skills training, resume writing, interviewing skills, etc. When assigned, position may include providing mentorship services, such as teaching computer skills and assisting clients in navigating the job searching process. Position is located near Federal & 2nd in Denver. Compensation: $17.04-19.20/hr depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include a generous holiday and leave program. 

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to vulnerable individuals and families. JFS offers a variety of programs to help those in need navigate life’s challenges through integrated support. The full continuum of care includes helping older adults stay supported, connected, and engaged as they age, while maintaining a high quality of life; providing quality mental health counseling and case management to children, adults, immigrants, and refugees; offering training, job placement, and community enrichment to people with disabilities; and providing housing stability, employment support, and food security to individuals and families. Every year, the agency serves thousands of individuals and impacts more than 15,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes and abilities.


Education: Associate degree in human services, social work or related field, preferred

Experience: Experience working with people with disabilities, preferred. Job coaching experience helpful. If no experience, we value enthusiasm to work toward a more diverse Denver workforce and the desire to learn.


Must pass physical/agility test in order to lift up to 40 lbs. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to adapt to new workplace environment quickly and effectively. Desire to build new professional relationships on a weekly basis. Ability to keep calm and redirect client when appropriate. Able to creatively problem solve. Must possess own transportation. Able to work weekends and evenings, as needed, based on client’s job schedule.


  • Works collaboratively with the Workforce Development Manager to set up clients for employment success.
  • Provides one-on-one job coaching, training and intervention to individuals with intellectual and development disabilities in their workplaces, with the goal of job retention and increased independence.
  • Acts as liaison, to the extent needed, between employer, client and Workforce Development Manager and provides on-the-job supports to client and employer.
  • Teaches basic job seeking skills to individuals.
  • Supports individuals with intellectual and development disabilities through IDT and SP process; attends meetings; implements ISSP’s, incident reports and monthly contact notes.

Submit resume and cover letter with pay requirement to: hr@jewishfamilyservice.org

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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Location: SHALOM Denver
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Contact Email: hr@jewishfamilyservice.org