Position Type: Work-Study Job
Employer: City of Seattle
Compensation Amount: $10
Provide on the job coaching and mentoring to teens (aged 14-19) with developmental disabilities (including autism). Assist the teens in learning universal job skills (i.e. punctuality, task management, etc.) that will better prepare them for employment in the community. Work with the individuals, their families, teachers, support workers and community organizations with the intent of building a support structure around the individual so that they may explore their own self-sufficiency and develop meaningful vocational experience.
Examples of previous activities include sorting books at a neighborhood library, gardening, organizing donations at a food bank, preparing and serving snack to elementary aged children, providing light custodial work at a community center and assisting with set-up and clean-up of community events. Examples of previous vocational related training include resume writing, interviewing skills, financial literacy, time management, effective communication, Metro bus training, cooking skills, basic math, writing and reading, meeting with a variety of professionals and visiting local businesses and organizations. TAT also participates in social activities by taking field trips to special events and other point of interest in the community. In addition, TAT integrates other creative activities including yoga, outdoor activities, arts projects and music.
During the school year the TAT program operates five days a week generally from 2 pm to 6 pm but members can select how often per week they would like to participate. TAT members have diverse interests and varying levels of abilities and some may require one-on-one job coaching. Typically the ratio is three TAT members to two job coaches. For more information on the program, please visit: http://seattle.gov/parks/teens/programs/teenjobs.htm
Job Coach Responsibilities: Provide hands-on after-school vocational skill training in community centers, food banks, libraries, and community based organizations.
How to Apply
- Go to CONNECT website
- Ater setting up and logging into your CONNECT account, click on the "Search for Jobs and Internships" button and "Bellevue College CONNECT!" from the drop down list.
- Scroll down to the search box and type the position ID for this position into the Keywords box and select "Search".