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Job Readiness Coach\/Summer Assistant

Company: Chicago Lighthouse
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

> Job Readiness Coach/Summer Assistant

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Job Readiness Coach/Summer Assistant

Job Details



Job Location

The Chicago Lighthouse - Main Headquarters - Chicago, IL

Position Type


Education Level

High School/GED

Travel Percentage


Job Shift


Job Category

Admin - Clerical

Job Description

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Provides job readiness training, on-the-job instruction, and ongoing support to enhance employment opportunities and job retention or enhancement for participants with a vision impairment. Provides assistance in classroom instruction and trains individuals in skills that meet the current market needs.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: This position holds no direct supervisory responsibility.

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Approximately 50%; metro Chicago and suburbs.


* Participate in a mandatory training on working and interacting with individuals who are blind or visually impaired
* Person first language

* Sighted guide

* Self-determination

* Blind etiquette

* Overview of the Lighthouse

* Assist in designing and enhancing curricula to develop skills that meet current labor market demand; prepares training and quick reference materials for the courses in accessible formats;

* Provides on-the-job instruction regarding all aspects of work assigned at the worksite;

* Provides all necessary support services or referrals for such services to ensure successful placement of enrolled participants;

* Provides technical assistance and awareness training about the impact of disability on the job performance to employers and co-workers;

* Assists with lunch (eating and table etiquette);

* Maintains accurate and complete records as required;

* Assists in integrating the worker into all aspects of the work environment;

* Responsible for adhering to building security procedures and taking appropriate measures in case of accident, illness or emergency;

* Collaborates to provide job coaching;

* Projects professional agency image and programs to contacts within private industry and other groups;

* Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


* High school diploma (or equivalent) required; or minimum of 20 college credit hours preferred;

* Strong organizational and communication skills required;

* Ability to occasionally alter schedule to accommodate evening or weekend hours to meet needs of students, as necessary;

* Commitment to our mission of providing opportunities for people who are visually impaired, blind, deaf-blind, or blind with additional disabilities is essential.

The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is an Equal Opportunity Employer in full compliance with local, state, and federal Civil Rights & Affirmative Action laws. The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired maintains a strong policy of accommodation and a consistent practice of employing qualified individuals with disabilities. All applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, sexual orientation, military status, order of protection status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

Keywords: Chicago Lighthouse, Chicago , Job Readiness Coach\/Summer Assistant, Education / Teaching , Chicago, Illinois

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