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Minimum USD hourly rate: 19.25
Maximum USD hourly rate: 22.00


Company: ICAN California Abilities Network

ICAN Partial Community Program
Coach Job Description

Primary Function

A Coach provides direct support and care for clients with developmental and/or physical disabilities. This position supports and fosters client choice. The Coach will teach daily activities such as vocational, social, and life skills to promote independent living. The Coach must be an organized, flexible, detail-oriented, and dependable individual. The Coach reports directly to the Partial Community Program Manager.


This is a part-time position, Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 2:30pm.

All coaches are required to also attend an additional weekly one-hour team meeting/training, and one hour for curriculum writing.


  • Vacation and Sick Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Long Term Disability Insurance; and Health Savings Program
  • Referral Program
  • 401(k)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be eligible to work legally in the United States
  • Must be able to maintain regular attendance
  • Must be able to consistently arrive on time
  • Must be able to multitask and work independently with clients
  • Must be able to meet schedules and deadlines
  • Must be an organized, flexible, detail-oriented, and dependable individual
  • Must follow all the rules and regulations listed in ICAN’s Policy and Procedures Manual and ICAN’s Code of Conduct and Ethics
  • Must be comfortable working with and directly caring for people with developmental disabilities in a group setting, whether in a controlled environment or in the community

Education, Experience, and Knowledge

  • Must have a high school diploma from a recognized, accredited high school (No GED)
  • Six months experience working with people with disabilities preferred but not required
  • Must have computer skills, preferably including the use of Mac Products, Excel, Word, Pages, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive, and Dropbox
  • Must have adequate typing skills
  • Must be fluent in English and have basic English writing and grammar skills
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or ASL a plus

Licenses and Other Requirements

  • Must have the ability to pass tuberculosis skin test
  • Submit to a fingerprint clearance through LiveScan before starting employment
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified or be willing to complete CPR and First Aid certification
  • Must be CPI certified or willing to complete prevention-first training at hire
  • If driving company vehicles, must maintain a valid California driver’s license throughout employment. Must also submit to a DMV background check.
  • Must have reliable transportation. If taking public transportation, must have the ability to travel to job sites and hiring locations in the South Bay, West Los Angeles, and/or greater Long Beach areas. If using a private vehicle, valid California Driver’s License or valid driver’s license from another state at the time of interview and throughout employment with a clean three year driving record. Willingness to submit to DMV background check and provide evidence of current auto registration and liability insurance.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Having dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office and computer equipment
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 70 pounds including pushing a wheelchair
  • Transferring an individual with little or no weight-bearing skills
  • Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching to assist clients
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally
  • Working in indoor and outdoor environments, as well as traveling

Essential Responsibilities

  • Maintaining visual contact with the clients at all times, except when the clients are using the restroom facilities
  • Providing small group instruction and assistance to the clients during their activities
  • Engaging in interactive conversations with clients that encourage opportunities for growth in defining, developing and implementing the clients’ goals
  • Keeping cell phones on and within reach throughout club time to be able to receive communication from the administrative team (Cell phones should only be used for ICAN use during work hours)
  • Maintaining all required client documentation by completing case notes before the end of your shift Case notes must be submitted with correct grammar and spelling, or they may be returned. Case notes should take an average of ten minutes per client
  • Assisting with client toileting
  • Cleaning all spaces used by staff and clients before leaving for the day
  • Reporting any unusual incidents, concerning behavior, or suspected abuse to the program manager or assistant manager immediately
  • As directed, driving company vehicles to transport clients to club locations, which also requires use of defensive driving techniques and staying focused on the road at all times
  • Maintaining secure possession of ICAN cash allowances, company credit cards, and copies of receipts for all purchases, to be turned in at the end of the day
  • Participating in the preparing and executing of the weekly schedule of activities and lesson plans
  • Participating in team meetings as directed
  • Writing the lesson plans for the activities of multiple clubs in the ICAN Partial Community Program by given schedules and deadlines. These activities should provide experience with everyday living skills according to each client’s program goals and objectives
  • Providing positive role modeling to clients and the ICAN community
  • Maintaining positive and cooperative working relationships with clients, guardians, coworkers and ICAN staff
  • Optional Tailored Day Services coaching: Working one-on-one with an individual client to develop and support individual goals to maximize the clients community integration, employment, volunteer activities, and/or pursue post-secondary education


Monday through Friday, 6 hours per day
8:30am to 2:30pm + 2 hours training and planning per week

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