Abbott House offers low cost health insurance, PTO accrual, tuition reimbursement, retirement, and other benefits
A Job Coach is paired with up to 15 young people and work with youth (9th grade (or age 14, if they are disconnected from school) to age 26, regardless of their academic status. A coach builds trusting and long-term relationships with youth and works with them, even after they leave foster care and achieve permanency. The goal of a Job Coach is to encourage youth to graduate high school and pursue further education, building progressive career development experiences in line with their interests, strengths, and academic/ vocational plans. A Job Coach will successfully navigate the transition into adulthood (and into independent living, for those young people who are aging out).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Build relationships with up to 15 young people;
- Provide ongoing social/emotional support;
- Work 1:I with young people to develop individualized academic and career development goals based on their interests and strengths and take measurable steps towards their goals;
- Connect young people to quality schools, programs, resources, and opportunities in line with their goals;
- Help young people persist in these settings, navigate any challenges that arise, celebrate successes, and plan/prepare for the next step on their journey.
- Should a youth not be successful in any particular school/program setting, Coaches help young people reflect on the experience and work with them to set new goals and transition to the next opportunity.
- Collaborate with Case Planners, Tutors, Specialists, and fosterf6irth parents, as needed, to help youth achieve their goals and ensure their overall well-being;
- Connect young people to peer group supports and build positive relationships;
Ensure young people who are aging out can access and maintain stable, affordable housing
and build independent skills.