One Step Beyond, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and a Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disability (DES/DDD) Licensed, Contracted Provider Agency. Our Vision is a world in which individuals with disability are fully included in all aspects of community life and are appreciated for the contributions they can make to their community. Our Mission is to provide programs and services that empower individuals with disability to realize the opportunities that lead to achieving the fundamental components of a fulfilling life: maximum independence, meaningful work, enriching social relationships, and full inclusion in community life. We offer programs in vocational development, employment, and placement; life skills training, focusing on social skill development, functional literacy, and household management; recreation and fitness, including Special Olympics; and cultural arts opportunities
The Culinary Arts Job Coach is responsible for collaborating with the Culinary team to provide employment development, placement, and support services to all program participants In OSBI Culinary Kitchens and workshops and on job sites in response to DDD and One Step Beyond Inc. specifications. The Culinary Arts job Coach responsibilities include addressing the needs, interests, aptitudes, and ISP Goals and Objectives of all members participating in Culinary Programs, which includes daily/weekly/monthly curriculum delivery and all other means to advance program goals achievement, responsiveness to members, and continuous improvement. The Culinary Arts Job Coach will be instrumental in teaching our participants appropriate employment skills and behavior and will closely support members as they progress and learn their jobs efficiently, safely and successfully.
• 1+ years experience in food preparation of food services industry
• 3+ months working with individuals with intellectual disability or a similar population of vulnerable individuals
• Ability to gain knowledge and implement practices that show attention to compassionate and safe supervision of individuals with ID as well as supporting individualized developmental growth goals and objectives
• Appropriate certifications and clearance according to DDD State Regulations
• Good driving record, must pass MVR inquiry
• Provide transportation to and accompany participants to employment sites and all community-based activities to, observe performance, oversee work training, and provide instruction and assistance accordingly.
• Deliver program curriculum based on individual needs of program members and in accordance with ISP goals and objectives by implementing the daily schedule provided by the supervisor.
• Consider safety and proactive supervision when supporting members by assisting and accompanying them on campus or community activities.
• Report and document concise daily member’s progress including completing daily logs, communication books, data sheets, etc.
• Model and demonstrate appropriate behavior management techniques (Article 9 training) with program members.
• Project a professional, knowledgeable, and capable image consistent with the One Step Beyond mission in public interactions.
• Consider the welfare, growth and development of program members as a top priority in all organizational and program decision making, planning, and development, and model and demonstrate appropriate behavior management techniques (Article 9 training) with program members.
• Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with members and parents/guardians to address concerns, maintain positive relationships, and serve as an advocate for members and a resource for parents/guardians.
• Assist Supervisor in maintaining and enhancing positive relationships/partnerships with community service, employer partners, and catering customers.
• Encourage other Job Coaches to work together to support the team in all direct service practices, including Member’s safety measures, curriculum delivery support, positive behavior support, and progress report accuracy.
• Handle difficult situations with a positive attitude by actively seeking problem resolution, creative solutions, and program and organizational enhancements to ensure individual and team performance as well as program effectiveness.
• Actively participate in staff and administrative meetings and in service training/workshops and program special events and seek opportunities to share knowledge, experience, and best practices with colleagues to enhance organizational and program effectiveness.
• Motivate Culinary participants to achieve effective collaborative interaction and mutual respect and encourage self-determination.
• Collaborate with others on the Culinary support staff to encourage professional growth/development while supporting OSBI decisions, goals and policies toward the goal of achieving among all staff effective collaborative interaction and mutual respect and support.
• Seek outside resources to grow personal knowledge and awareness of growing trends and best practices to continuously improve Culinary Programs.
• Continuously evaluate program effectiveness, and assist Culinary Supervisor to develop and implement improvements and adjustments to program strategies.
• Seek opportunities to collaborate with and learn from colleagues to achieve a greater degree of service to the organization and its program members.
• Demonstrate self-awareness of strengths and challenges and implement strategies to enhance strengths and address challenges.