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Job Description: Career Navigator (Job Coach)

Title: Career Navigator
Starting pay: $16/hr +
Part time & full time positions available

Our Mission: 


Start To Finish Services provides advocacy and supportive services to adults with Developmental Disabilities. STF aids in guiding our clients towards a more productive, positive, and fulfilling life through individualized Employment Services, Supported Living Services and Independent Living Services.


At STF, our philosophy starts with inspiring our clients to have the desire and passion to want to make a difference in their lives, helping them cross the finish line to independence. STF will meet our clients wherever they currently are in their employment and independence exploration and help them achieve their goals. STF is dedicated to ensuring that all clients who walk through our doors are employed, resourceful, and self-sufficient.


Job Summary: 


The Career Navigator will work closely with their clients to ensure they are ready to enter the workforce. Career Navigators will work with clients one on one to provide them with the necessary tools they will need to obtain stable employment, such as how to properly resolve conflict at the workplace, how to appropriately dress for an interview, how to properly answer interview questions (mock interviewing), time management skills, and provide knowledge of what will be expected of a client once employed. Career Navigators will help clients create a resume for proper job placement. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • One to two years of experience providing direct care services to people with ID/DD (Developmental Disabilities). 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older. Must have a vehicle to transport consumers.  

  • Must have a valid California driver’s license, Valid registration, reliable vehicle, proof of insurance, U.S. citizenship, first Aid certification, CPR and fingerprint clearance. 

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Compassionate about the care and well-being of clients

  • Physical requirements – Ability to walk, stand, stoop, bend, push and lift 35 lbs.

  • Maintain a clean driving record

  • Computer Literate

  • “Must successfully pass all pre-employment requirements, including background check, drug screening and physical.- PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable of the Regional Center process, including Title 17.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist adults with developmental disabilities obtain and sustain employment. 

  • Transport clients to and from job interviews/ job sightings and jobs.

  • Assist clients with skills related to; interviewing skills, conflict resolution skills, online application assistance, budgeting assistance, computer skills training, technical assistance training, etc.  

  • Interact with the clients family members, Regional Center and all other involved parties.  

  • Implement goals and objectives as recommended by the program and as indicated in the participant’s IPP, Training Assessment and Quarterly Reports.

  • Develop a rapport with the clients and cultivate a safe and supportive relationship, supporting clients’ employment growth.

  • Update consumer service logs/daily activity documentation/ timecards daily 

  • Provide supervision and guidance for clients during trainings and while onsite at work 


Job Benefits (Full time employees eligible) : 

  1. 401k Retirement Plan

  2. Bonuses & Incentives 

  3. Paid Sick Time 

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