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Career & Life Skills Coach

El Programa Hispano Católico, Gresham, OR, USA 97030

Job - Education

Close Date: 03/10/2019

Community Works Project Career & Life Skills Coach

Community Services Program

Full-time; Non-Exempt

Reports to: Economic Opportunities Program Manager

El Programa Hispano Catolico (EPHC) is a culturally specific organization providing an interrelated range of services and programs to advance racial equity and social justice through the power of our Latinx culture, community and self-determination. EPHC's vision is a thriving Latinx Community living to our fullest potential.


Community Works Project (CWP) is a 6-agency collaborative project providing job preparation and placement services to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) participants who are participating in Job Opportunities Basic Skills (JOBS) program. CWP is located on-site at the Department of Human Services (DHS) East County Family Service Center. The Skills and Life Coach will work with a cohort base caseload of individuals as well as coordinate with CWP and collaborative agency staff to facilitate periodic culturally specific professional and life skills development designed to provide career exploration, career mapping, job resiliency and readiness, employment, and employment retention.


Career Coach

Develop, maintain and update periodic culturally specific skills development curriculum to include but not limited to such topics as resume building, cover letter writing, and career mapping.
Establish and maintain regular and effective communication with Workforce Specialists and CWP staff as needed to ensure customers' participation in JOBS program.
Work collaboratively with CWP Life Skills Specialist to understand and incorporate relevant component of existing training into pilot curriculum.
Act as liaison with CWP partners to leverage resources to remove participants' barriers to employment opportunities and increase their chances to become self-sufficient.
Bring understanding of home agency and targeted community to ensure culturally specific wrap around service options for CWP customers.
Participate in trainings, meetings to ensure project out-comes achievement.
Maintain accurate, complete, up-to-date documentation and reporting of participant activities, progress and outcomes.
Schedule and conduct regular one-on-one, small group, and large group coaching sessions to help CWP participants resolve barriers to employment.
Maintain regular communication with participants to provide guidance with job and career goals.
Track CWP participant status through employment training including review and recommendations of individual career maps/plans.
Work to maximize employment retention and success through consistent communication and intentional and continued professional development.
Other duties as assigned.

Life Coach

Develop, maintain and regularly update individual and group culturally specific life skills development curriculum to include but not limited to topics such as financial empowerment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and tools, and conflict resolution.
Provide life coaching to a cohort based caseload of Latinx participants designed to provide holistic support and personal empowerment.
Conduct CWP Program eligibility screening and provide referrals as applicable. Maintain accurate documentation of all client interaction and services in hardcopy (and electronic as applicable) files.
Quickly and accurately, determine participant needs and work with CWP staff and partners to determine available resources and facilitate referral and/or prioritization as needed.
Maintain knowledge of community resources and regularly share with participants.
Engage participants in lessons, which increase emotional capacity for career growth.
Create and facilitate appropriate life-skills activities to support career development.
Assist CWP staff members to identify and schedule life skill-related guest speakers.
Participate in CWP meetings and partner agency meetings as needed to ensure participant success and access to community resources.
Other duties as assigned.


Must be bilingual (Spanish/English) and bi-culturally competent.
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing in Spanish and English.
Able to establish trust and credibility quickly with community members and organizations.
Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, business, or related field; or four years of professional experience providing skills development, career coaching, and/or life coaching equivalent experience required.
Experience working with diverse populations (specifically the Latinx community) providing skills development, career and/or life coaching.
Experience providing instruction to groups of adults and coaching individuals in need of building life skills, and working in a multi-cultural social services environment.
Demonstrated ability developing and implementing curriculum utilizing a culturally competent teaching approach.
Understanding of the barriers and opportunities faced by adults engaged in TANF/JOBS program.
Understanding of the barriers, engagement techniques, and various learning styles of individuals from diverse background.
Demonstrated experience in facilitating and delivering trainings and presentations.
Intermediate proficiency in all programs of Microsoft Office; experience with data entry and management.
Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner. High attention to detail required.
Willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.
Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills.
Ability to present a positive and professional image to clients, staff and community through appropriate dress.
Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics in a fast paced work environment.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, which could include some evenings or weekends.
Ability to support organizational and program specific mission and goals.
Ability to lift 40 pounds.
Must have driver's license, ability to obtain automobile insurance at levels required by agency (100/300/100). Frequent driving in the Tri-County area required.
Satisfactory results from civil, criminal and motor vehicle background check required.

COMPENSATION: Starting pay rate is $18.00/hr. Competitive benefits package, including: 100% employer paid health insurance (employee portion), disability, life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement plan, free parking and more. Funding for this position is confirmed through June 30, 2019 (with the possibility of an extension).

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