Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Career Development Coach

at Embrace Families
Published July 22, 2022
Location Maitland, FL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Description

At Embrace Families we believe all kids deserve to grow up in safe, stable and loving homes. As a national leader in child welfare services, we begin by helping Central Florida families overcome the root causes of abuse and neglect through programs that offer case management and other prevention services that keep families together and build a stronger community. When a child can’t remain safely in their home, we partner with local agencies to support them through foster care, adoption, mentoring and beyond to ensure that children in bad situations move toward brighter futures.

Telecommuting/Remote work options available

Starting salary: $36,192 - $40,534.80 (dependent on experience)


POSITION OBJECTIVE: The Career Development Coach is responsible for coordinating beginning to end services for youth and young adults eligible and open to receiving Vocational Rehabilitation program services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: recruitment and identification of qualifying youth, completing referrals, accompanying clients with intakes, finding appropriate job placement sites for clients, maintaining relationships with employers and youths team, providing appropriate onsite support for clients, and assisting with Pre-Placement Training, Self-Advocacy classes and Internships (Work Based Learning Experiences) and documentation.


  • Utilize internal referral and program processes and train local system stakeholders of the new processes.
  • Guarantee data collection and tracking of progress is purposeful and easily reportable to both Embrace Families and VR as requested.
  • Searches for On the Job Training (OJT)/Work Based Readiness Learning Experience (WBLE) opportunities that match youth’s interests, abilities and are within a reasonable distance to their home.
  • Serve as the Point of Contact for VR Liaisons to assist with any referral, documentation or service submissions needing attention.
  • Assists enrolled youth during OJT’s to improve soft skills as well as build vocational skills. Give feedback and guidance to both employer and youth/young adult to ensure OJT is successful.
  • Work with supervisors at partner job sites to ensure that any issues are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Ensures good communication with youth's support team (caregiver, case worker, GAL, mentor, Advocate, etc.) so that they are aware of progress, challenges, or any issues that may arise during services.
  • Writes detailed case notes for documenting all email, phone, text or in person interactions and input them into appropriate databases in a timely manner.
  • Lead and support Vocational Rehabilitation Support Program Public Ally in overall job duties alongside Education and Career Development Manager.
  • Co-facilitate self-advocacy and work readiness trainings throughout year
  • Lead and support Vocational Rehabilitation Support Public Ally in overall job duties alongside Youth Services Assistant Director.
  • Ensure internal referral and program processes are clear
  • Guarantee data collection and tracking of progress is purposeful and easily reportable to both Embrace Families or VR as requested
  • Act as Point of Contact for VR Points of Contact to assist with any referral, documentation or program requirements submissions needing attention.
  • Facilitate Work Based Learning and Self Advocacy Training multiple times per year.
  • Support staff in identifying potential community employers for Work Based Learning Internships or possible long term employment.



• Two years of experience in employment counseling, job placement, job coaching.

• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work /Human Services field

• Experience working with at-risk adolescents/young adults and/or those with developmental disability.


  • Certification or specialized training in ADA services
  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Human Services field
  • 2 years’ experience working in the child welfare system



  • Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with youth, mentors, agency and other stakeholder staff, and members of the community.
  • Ability to travel locally to visit youth in their placements or job placements
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously and adjust workload as necessary.
  • Ability to analyze, integrate and report data.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff, subordinates and constituents.
  • Demonstrate cultural and linguistic competence & sensitivity to population served


  • Demonstrated experience in effectively communicating in individual and large group settings.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with youth and/or adults with disabilities
  • Experience and clear understanding of invoicing, monthly outcome tracking and coding


  • Thorough Background Screening upon hire including FBI, FDLE, Local Law check, Employment Reference check, DMV check, Criminal Records check, Social Security Trace & Drug Screening. FDLE check will be run at least every 5 years.
  • On-call assignments- Yes
  • Travel- local: 40% per week, long-distance: 5% per month


Embrace Families Values Strong Families and Strong Communities. We believe Every Child deserves a safe, stable, and loving home. We invite you to come on board and help us make that happen.

  • We are the lead child welfare agency in Central Florida covering the tri-county area of Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties
  • We are Innovative and have piloted programs not seen before in this industry – Ask us about our Keys to Independence Program and our work in Texas
  • We raise awareness with fun and inspiring events such as Dance, Dream, & Inspire, the MANicure Movement, and our Golf Tournament
  • We partner with organizations throughout the tri-county area to address the specific needs of our children and families at their community level.
  • Voted one of the Top Places to Work by Orlando Sentinel

Embrace Families Values Strong Employees. Our comprehensive benefit package provides you the foundation you need to not worry about yourself and your family

  • Your benefit eligibility starts on day 1
  • 100% Employer paid basic life AD&D and disability benefits
  • 401K with Employer match up to 4% of eligible pay
  • Paid Time Off accrues starting on day 1 with 27 days (216 hours) per hire year!
  • 9 paid holidays each year
  • A broad EAP Program with access to thousands of trainings and lifestyle discounts ranging from professional and personal which cover, mental, physical, and financial well-being.
  • Flexible hybrid work opportunities for most positions
  • Opportunities for learning, growth, and development

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