Categorized In: Case Services - Procurement
Approved Date: October 02, 2018
Owner: Cathy Callaway
Individual Job Coach
All Job Coaches regardless of hourly reimbursement rate will have:
All Job Coaches regardless of hourly reimbursement rate will:
Maximum of $15/hour
Maximum of $20/hour
Maximum of $25/hour
Maximum of $30/hour
High School Diploma or GED
High School Diploma or GED and 1 year or more experience in working with individuals with disabilities*
Associates Degree in Human Services and 1 year or more experience in working with individuals with disabilities Or
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and 1 year or more experience in working with individuals with disabilities Or
At LEAST 2 years of successful, stable work history
*Experience is defined as working with individuals with a disability in a training, teaching or job coaching capacity.
Agency or Business Provided Job Coach
The Office Director will interview the agency director or business owner and consider the following factors when establishing an hourly reimbursement rate with an agency or business:
Competency demonstrated in the responses to the factors described above would support a rate of $30 per hour. However, based on the Office Director’s interview with the agency director or business owner a rate of less than $30 could be negotiated as appropriate.
Paying a job coach or provider to transport a consumer is not allowable. If mileage is checked on the service agreement VR can pay for mileage (when it exceeds 25 miles round trip), but only for the job coach to get to the work site to provide the actual job coaching.
Cancellation of Service
When less than 24 hours notice of cancellation is given to a job coach, the job coach may bill the two-hour minimum or 50% of that day’s assignment whichever is greater. It is understood that if the job coach accepts any other assignment from any other source during the period covered by the cancelled assignment, he/she may not bill for more than the two-hour minimum.
Job Coach Responsibilities
Job coach responsibilities include:
More information about these responsibilities can be found in the Job Coach Manual (August 2010): https://vris.nebraska.gov/wiki/pages/K1E9Z8/Job_Coach_Manual.html
Based on client needs, it may be appropriate for VR to provide short-term support to a client when starting a new job. Job coaching may include but is not limited to attending a new hire orientation and periodic visits to the employment site to ensure job stability and employer satisfaction.
Nebraska VR has the option of immediately terminating Job Coaching services in the case of felony, fraud, false claims, crimes of neglect, and abuse, illness, death, injury, or fire.