Job Coach/Employment Specialist - Gatepath

The Job Coach/Employment Specialist works with people to find well-matched jobs and assists them to become successful at work. The Employment Specialist establishes relationships with community employers to create job opportunities and works with job seekers to provide job preparation training, job placement, on-the-job coaching, ongoing support, and case management to ensure people reach their employment goals.


About Gatepath

Gatepath has been a cornerstone of our community for more than 99 years, providing a lifespan of support services to individuals with special needs and developmental disabilities in the greater Bay Area. Our mission is to empower people with special needs to achieve their full potential through innovative, inclusive programs and community partnerships. With educational, therapeutic, vocational and family support services, we are distinctive in providing support to an individual throughout his or her lifetime. We collaborate with businesses, third party providers, local nonprofits and various organizations to bring the highest quality services to the children, youth and adults in our programs. Together, we are creating a world where people of all abilities are fully accepted, respect and included in all aspects of life – in the classroom, the workplace and in our communities.

Gatepath places more than 100 adults with disabilities in jobs throughout San Mateo County each year. Our employment services provide individuals and groups with community employment based on their individual skills and experience; employers benefit from a reliable and highly trained workforce for hard-to-fill positions that reflect the diversity of our community.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide on-site and off-site job coaching and training to clients teaching them specific job tasks as well as their work responsibilities and professional behavior.

  • Oversee case management, schedule and facilitate participant annual meetings, assist in developing and implementing training programs

  • Engage in job development activities: e.g. networking, marketing, and identification of potential placement opportunities touring of companies, identification of business decision makers, building and maintaining business relationships, and securing positions for trainees

Essential qualifications

  • AA/AS or BA/BS in related field including social service, marketing and business (degree in progress will be considered)

  • Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities

  • Experience working in the private, business sector is desirable

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with participants/job seekers, employers, parents, caregivers, internal team, and external partners

  • Computer skills especially, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook

For more information:


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)

Work authorization

  • United States (Required)

To Apply

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