Life Skills Coach (Emphasis on Employment)

Posted: 09/28/2020

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

This is a Life Skills Coach position working with 18-24-year-old youth. This position begins at 30 hours per week increasing eventually to full-time. Previous career or employment coaching is a plus,

The Life Skills Coach is responsible for the coordination and provision of services related to employment, education, and life skills. The Life Skills Coach will ensure that the educational, employment and life skill needs of the child are met through day to day operations. The Life Skills Coach is responsible for conducting initial employment assessments, providing on the job coaching, monitoring program participation on daily-life goals. The Life Skills Coach is responsible for ensuring residents are receiving life skills trainings and providing employment support including job placements, and instructing financial literacy. The overall goals of the position are to increase income and reduce barriers to maintain stable housing.

Primary Responsibilities

Facilitates education, employment, and life skill acquisition through the day to day operations of the program;

· Assists residents in developing individualized short-and long-term goals related to education, employment, and life skills.

· Networking with current and prospective education, work development, and life skill services.

· Coordinate services with other community agencies/programs.

· Assisting in the gathering and organization of intake documents including life skills and interest assessments.

· Documents weekly progress summary

· Ensure absolute confidentiality with respect to information records concerning residents.

· Adheres to all Safe Harbor and program policies and procedures as required.

· Participates in team meetings and staff training as required.

Assists each resident to attain/maintain employment;

· Places eligible residents in off-site employment locations acting as liaison for the employer and youth

· Teaches residents on site supportive employment skills at the donation center

· Works with eligible residents to practice soft skills, and financial literary

Assists each resident to pursue relevant educational opportunities;

· Facilitate connections to educational resources/agencies for each resident

· Support residents to navigate educational processes

· Documents weekly educational performance and identifies needs

Assists each resident to attain/maintain daily life skills;

· Assist residents to develop a budget and document resident progress toward earnings, spending and savings.

· Assist residents to gain financial literacy to improve individual credit, evaluate financial contracts, and navigate personal banking and income taxes.

· Coordinates life skills instruction through the facilitation of classes

Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned, from time to time, as related to the position.

Essential Skills

· Ability to work with youth, families and pertinent agencies

· Ability to maintain personal and professional boundaries

Qualifications

· Bachelor’s from an accredited college or university in the area of social work, education, social sciences, or a related field plus three years of direct service work with children and one year of supervisory work.

· Strong organizational skills and commitment to community focused organizing models.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Must be a minimum of 26 years of age, have a valid GA driver’s license in order to meet company insurance standards

Reports to: Program Director for Transitional Living Program

Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce

1505 Richmond Street, Second Floor
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 265-0620
info@bgicoc.com

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