Job Coaching and/or Job Retention Support Services are available, as needed, to ensure the successful transition to employment. The Job Coach or Employment Specialist may assist the individual to learn new tasks and to adjust to the work environment/schedule, or may provide support to the individual outside of the workplace to discuss and counsel around the feelings or practical issues that arise in new situations. Peer support groups may also be used to effectively deal with issues that arise on-the-job such as interpersonal skill development with supervisor and co-workers, financial and money management issues, etc. Job Coaching services typically follow the job placement of an individual who requires additional support to retain the job once employment begins.
Specific individual employment service programs are staffed by appropriately qualified staff, based on the target population served, and provide an array of Individual Employment Services as outlined above, based on need.