Provides specialized on-site training to employees with disabilities
Job coaching being performed by an Occupational Therapist
A job coach will help an injured employee learn to perform his/her job accurately, efficiently and safely.
Job coaching refers to the training of an employee by an occupational therapist, who uses structured intervention techniques to help the employee learn to perform job tasks to the employer's specifications. In addition to job-site training, job coaching includes related assessment, job development, advocacy, travel training and other services needed to maintain the employment.
Benefits of Job Coaching
Through job coaching, a qualified individual (job coach/occupational therapist) works directly with an injured worker or person with a disability in a training or placement site to help him/her learn the specific requirements of the job; learn work-related activities and requirements such as time and attendance rules.
By placing an employee back on a job with the hands-on assistance of a job coach, areas of vocational and personal strength and weakness become apparent early in the process and are based on actual, not projected or simulated experience. The employee is able to receive immediate feedback, assistance, and follow-up from the therapist; and an employer is able to take on and observe the progress of the employee without a full commitment of personnel resources in the beginning of the process.
This service is offered at:
· Puyallup Clinic
· University Place Clinic