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Job Coaching

Many adult service agencies employ job coaches to support the employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). Job coaches perform assessment of job skills and interests, teach tasks, serve as a liaison to the employer and co-workers, and fade assistance once the individual performs tasks independently. This entry examines how job coaching supports employment for individuals with ID, the role of a job coach, and specific guidelines for job coaching.

Job Coaching as One Activity in Supported Employment

Job coaching evolved as one component of supported employment (SE). The definition of SE appears in Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (2014). SE is a strategy for individuals with intellectual and other disabilities who need intensive supports to find and maintain employment in community businesses. ...

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