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Job Coach

Company: Volunteers of America Massachusetts
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Description The Opportunity: Job Coach Job Type: Full-time Pay: $50,000k/ year Who We Are -- VOAMASS gives members of the community who need help the most the services, support, and self-esteem they need to create a fresh start. At VOAMASS, our dedicated teams are committed to serving the whole person. What We Do -- Through our powerful integrated behavioral health care model, we bring together vast resources from a diverse team of caring staff to help each client meet their personal goals. The care we provide paves the way for greater opportunity and second chances by focusing on the critical pillars towards a healthy life: behavioral health, financial stability, and safe housing. Pathway Home Program -- Our Pathway Home program provides vocational training, case management and all supports needed for high demand jobs for currently incarcerated inmates within Essex Country The Pathway Home Job Coach will work with unemployed/underemployed inmates as they transition back to the community from incarceration from the Essex County Sheriff's Department. The Job Coach will facilitate client's engagement with the employers and support their employment needs - from job readiness to short and long term employment goals. The Job Coach will work closely with the case management team to support participants in developing individualized employment goals; improve employability skills and secure employment placement. The Job Coach will build, promote and develop employer connections and relationships for employment placement. Your work will increase employability skills, and employment placement in career opportunities resulting in reducing recidivism. Job Coach Key Responsibilites:Develop new employer partners to strategically place and match candidates to opportunities based on skill sets. Work with the Case Managers to review candidates' resumes, provide job interview coaching, track and analyze each candidate's interview/placement activity and provide post-placement follow-up services to determine job satisfaction.Conduct active employer outreach/marketing to develop short-term labor, paid internships, job shadowing opportunities, and permanent employment.Establish relationships with employers that allow for the flow of information regarding problems, complaints, and progress of recently placed jobseekers. Identify and discuss corrective action strategies with direct supervisor, as needed.Assist in the creation of strong working resumes for each jobseeker and ensure candidates' ability to speak to their resumes prior to their interview(s). Instruct applicants in job search and interviewing techniques, as needed.Work alongside the Case Managers to determine the job-readiness of each candidate and identify top candidates for specific job orders and internships.Provide one-on-one career coaching to participants with limited work history and low-levels of educational attainment as they transition into the workplace and achieve professional advancement.Collaborate with Case Managers to ensure that participants receive services that support attainment and maintenance of employment. Communicate participant needs with assigned Case Manager.Work with Case Managers in identifying additional resources and partners who can assist with basic needs fulfillment (i.e.: employment, housing, clothing, haircuts, incentives, additional skills training needs).Facilitate job readiness workshops (i.e. soft skills, interviewing skills, career exploration) with participants in a group setting as well as 1:1. Workshops will occur both at the jails and in the community.Participate in program and individual supervision, attend required staff meetings and trainings, and contribute to team-based collaborative planning.Ensure the maintenance of accurate, complete, timely and high quality participant records that comply with external regulatory standards and agency policy and procedures.Keep supervisor informed of day to day activities, significant events or conditions impacting participant and/or staff well-being, team safety and office operations.Work cooperatively with other staff as a member of the interdisciplinary team.Other duties as needed and requested. The Job Coach role is about making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. As Job Coach, you'll bring the following qualifications: BA degree preferred; however, a minimum of 2 years related experience may be substituted. Demonstrated experience in the workforce development field, job placement and/or employment programming or experience working in a staffing agency, recruiting or in a related sales capacityAt least one year of experience working in a community-based setting with adults or young adults who are justice-involved, preferredAbility to inspire and motivate employers to hire and work with the re-entry communityDemonstrated experience working with populations from diverse backgroundsProficiency in Microsoft Office as well as exceptional written and verbal communication skills.This position will require independent travel between worksites, thus requires a valid Driver's License and insurance coverage on personal vehicle at all times during employmentMust be able to satisfactorily pass ECSD background clearance process including attending the required week long orientation through the correctional facility. Since 1934, VOAMASS has provided critical services to the residents of the Commonwealth. From pioneering early residential treatment programs in the 1960's to leading today in the field of mental health programming, VOAMASS can be counted on to tackle our greatest challenges VOAMASS is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. For full-time employees,including our Job Coach, our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes: Competitive Health, Vision and Dental insurance Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Account Employer paid Life and Long-Term Disability 403(b) matching retirement plans Tuition Remission Programs Loan Forgiveness (PSLF Program)Fitness/Wellness reimbursementEmployee Discount ProgramPet Insurance Blue Care Line (24/7 Nurse hotline)Generous Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time Benefits 13 Paid HolidaysEmployee Referral Bonus with no annual cap Salary Description 50,000/year Vaccination Policy: In accordance with VOAMASS' duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, we have adopted a mandatory vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our clients, partners, visitors, and the community at large from COVID-19. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. PI208357966

Keywords: Volunteers of America Massachusetts, Lawrence , Job Coach, Other , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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