Job Details

Career Coach at Excellent Nonprofit

UCP Oregon, 305 NE 102nd Ave #100, Portland, OR 97220

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 08/31/2019

Are you passionate about social justice? Would you like to work for one of the best non-profits in Oregon? If so, UCP Oregon might have the perfect position for you!

UCP Oregon is just as passionate about social justice as you are! We’re a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, and our jobs offer lots of independence, variety, and fun—and the chance to make a difference every day. Come find out why UCP Oregon is one of the 100 Best Non-Profit Employers in Oregon!

We’re currently seeking a “Career Coach” to join our team within the Supported Employment department. As a “Career Coach” you will work one-on-one with adults who experience developmental disabilities, assisting them with developing application materials such as resumes and portfolios and with career readiness activities such as interview preparation, job shadowing, and working interviews. You will also interface with the business community during the career readiness and on-the-job support phases (see below). This position will be working with job seekers and employers in Multnomah and inner Clackamas County.

You will assist job seekers with navigating the two phases below:

Phase One: Career Exploration/Readiness:
• Assisting job seekers with the development of career essential materials, such as: tailored resumes specific to applied positions, career portfolios that highlight current skills, and/or video resumes to display passion and interest in the applied position.
• Collaborating with the Discovery Specialists to determine a job seeker’s career aspirations and goals.
• Collaborating with the Business Development Specialists to present potential career opportunities to job seekers.
• Supporting and assisting job seekers during the career preparedness phase by conducting mock interviews, setting-up potential job shadowing opportunities, and/or working interviews.
• Representing and advocating for job seekers during interactions with the business community throughout the interview process.
• Serving as a reliable source of information and assistance for job seekers during all phases of career exploration.

Phase Two: On-the-Job Support:
• Advocating for and assisting job seekers with securing competitive and community-inclusive job placements.
• Assisting employers in developing and meeting a job seeker’s needs and supports during employment, such as specific trainings to facilitate a job seeker’s comprehension of job-specific tasks, on-site accommodations to support a job seeker during the workday, and working with the job seeker on setting clear, day-to-day expectations.
• Supporting the job seeker during orientation and training, helping them to complete mandatory paperwork and on-the-job trainings needed to be successful in their positon. This may entail potentially modifying training to assist them in learning the material relevant to specific job tasks.
• Providing ongoing support to the job seeker during employment by performing check-ins with employers to determine that a job seeker’s needs and accommodations are consistently met.

This is a great job for anyone who loves independence, variety, and the chance to make a huge difference every day! If you love to be challenged and enjoy providing continuous support to job seekers and employers in order to develop a good match, then this could be the perfect job for you. You’ll also receive tons of paid professional development (up to 6 months of paid training during your first year).

A typical schedule will be Monday through Friday, 9am to 5:30pm, with the potential for some evening or weekend hours to accommodate job seekers’ needs.

• $15.55 to $16.00 per hour, DOE. Annual wage increase based on satisfactory performance.
• Eligible for overtime pay for hours worked over 40 hours per week.
• Great medical, vision, prescription, and alternative care coverage (including massage therapy and naturopathy) for employee, spouse/domestic partner, and children.
• 3 weeks of paid time off per year, rising to 4 weeks after 5 years of service at UCP.
• 8 paid holidays off.
• 401k retirement plan with up to 3% employer match.
• Mileage reimbursement.
• Cell phone reimbursement.
• Eligible for job placement and retention bonuses (up to $250 each bonus).
• On-going paid training such as attending training conferences (APSE National, APSE local chapter, and Employment First).
• Opportunity to obtain ACRE and CESP Certification.
• Opportunity to attend chamber meetings, networking events and job developer's clubs.

• Bachelor’s Degree and/or 2 years of experience working with under-represented populations.
• Be able to drive on the job: have a reliable personal vehicle, be at least 21 years old (a requirement of our auto insurance program), a valid driver’s license, at least 3 years driving experience, auto insurance, and a relatively clean driving record.
• Be able to pass our pre-hiring screenings, including a reference check, a physical with a lifting test of 50lbs, and a criminal history background check.
• Preference given to applicants who have at least 2 years of experience in teaching/training, mentoring, advocacy, sales, career counseling, job developing, and/or job coaching.
• Preference given to applicants who have experience working with people who experience disabilities, youth, or other under-represented populations.

To Apply:
• It’s easy to apply! Visit and look for the “Career Coach at Excellent Nonprofit” job opening. Then answer a few fast questions and send a resume and cover letter.
• UCP Oregon is an equal opportunity employer, and actively seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds. Find out more about UCP at:
• Find out more about UCP Oregon’s Supported Employment team at:

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