Transitional Living Program Life Coach

Employer
Wellroot
Location
Tucker, Georgia
Salary
$35,000 – $40,000 
Posted
Jan 08, 2021
Closes
Feb 07, 2021
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors

Position:  Transitional Living Program Life Coach – Residential Programs  
Reports To:  Director, Residential Programs 

Department:  Residential Programs 

Location:  Tucker, GA 

FSLA:  Exempt  

Job Summary:   

The Transitional Living Life Coach is responsible for ensuring that the educational, medical, emotional and social needs of the youth are met through day to day operations. The TLP Life Coach is also responsible for documenting and maintaining youth’s file as well as providing and/ or coordinating ancillary and social services for the assigned youth in the program.  The Life Coach must demonstrate the ability to use good judgment in daily activities and overall progress toward established goals and desired outcomes for youth. 


Responsibilities:  

1. Manage an assigned caseload (1:15) of youth ages 17 ½ - 21 

2. Orient new clients upon entry in the program and complete documents required for placement and ongoing reporting to State and Wellroot 

3. Develop and update all Individualized Service and Skills Plans (ISSP) according to state requirements; 

  • Must have a written plan for each youth which includes at least bi-monthly face- to-face sessions with youth. The plan must be incorporated into in the Independence and Supervision plan 
  • Must utilize the results of the youth’s Casey Life Skills Assessment and the youth’s goals and service needs in ISSP 

4. Develop and update a Supervision and Independence plan providing supervision based on a specific youth’s maturity, acquired skills, and abilities in collaboration with appropriate agency and state personnel 

  • Develop and update a safety and crisis management plan for each youth to include a minimum of the following: Safety, health, and overall well-being 
  • Ensure that Casey Life Skills Assessments are completed for each youth based on the state standards 
  • Joint designee with the ILP/TLP Program Manager for responsible and prudent parenting decisions for youth on assigned caseload 

5. Provide applicable phone numbers to TLP youth in order to ensure twenty-four (24) hour access to appropriate personnel within the agency 

6. Maintain keys to each TLP youth’s housing to ensure twenty-four (24) hour access to all TLP residences 

7. Conduct visits to each assigned youth in their apartment living space at least weekly in face-to-face sessions 

8. Document at least two (2) efforts weekly that record the TLP youth’s engagement in independent living skills development, to include coordinating educational services 

9. Work with the Education Coordinator to assist the TLP youth with the development and implementation of a career plan to include the youth’s interest, strengths in school visions for career and personal life and opportunities for career and work experience

10. Work with the Education Coordinator and TLP youth to identify tutors as needed or applicable, and 

11. Support the TLP youth with attaining educational goals 

12. Connect TLP youth with local industries and employment programs so that youth will have the opportunity to explore career opportunities and develop a plan to achieve their career aspirations

13. Offer job search training in areas such as resume’ writing and interviewing 

14. Administratively supervises/monitors youth’s progress, based on youth’s skills development and level of maturity 

15. Document all reportable and non-reportable incidents that occur with clients on assigned caseload and notify the appropriate parties within the timeline outlines within program policy 

16. Maintain communication with the Transition Support Team, to provide supervision, encouragement, support and intervention, as necessary to the home environment according to State guidelines 

17. Visit and monitor the independent living skills of TLP youth in their apartments to ensure that youth are provided with a decreasing degree of care and supervision over a 12-month period of participation and transitioned to single living housing by the 13th month of being in the program 

18. Prepare applicable correspondence in conjunction with management of youth caseload 

19. Reports to management or to proper authorities any non-compliance with agency, regulatory agencies’ rules or policies and/or any suspicions of abuse or neglect 

20. Attend all staff meetings as applicable 

21. Assist with training of new TSW staff and student interns, as needed 

22. Ensure rights of all youth as relevant to job duties 

23. Maintain confidentiality and other responsibilities listed in governmental laws and regulations, as well as company policies and procedures 

24. Enter all applicable information into the GA Score and SHINES systems in the timeframe prescribed by PBC for the State of GA 

Requirements:  

  • Bachelor's Degree in a human service related field   
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children with emotional or behavioral problems required 
  • Valid Driver’s Licenses 
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills 
  • Successful completion of all required Criminal Background checks 
  • Be familiar with, and perform duties in accordance with RBWO (Room Board and Watchful Oversight) standards 
  • Participate in a rotating after-hours support schedule to provide after-hours advisory support to TLP youth and the Transition Support Team; reports and documents after-hour incidents 
  • Must participate in a basic certification training provided by the state IL Program Manager 
  • Must attend at least one county/regional/ state IL training, meeting or workshop quarterly 
  • Must participate in at least twenty-four (24) hours of annual training. At least twelve (12) hours should be directly related to working with teens including understanding developmental needs of adolescents and strength-based assessments 

Essential Demonstrated Skills and Abilities: 

  • Leadership qualities to attract develop and retain youth in our programs 
  • Knowledge of social services, record keeping, reporting requirements and confidentiality 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills 
  • Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others and foster good working relationships 
  • Ability and willingness to follow deadlines and/or complete assignments/trainings as assigned by supervisor 
  • Demonstrates a strong sense of urgency and accuracy 

Work Environment:  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. May be subject to imposed deadlines. May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset clients, staff, family members, or the general public at times.  General office environment: some stress may occur in meeting required deadlines. This position uses office equipment, software systems and a computer approximately 70% of the work day. 

Pay Range: $35,000 – $40,000 

How to Apply: 

  • Please email (no phone calls) your resume using the following guidelines: 
  • Email: WeWork@wellroot.org 
  • Subject line: {Name of Position} 
  • Cover letter should include (in bulleted form): Experience and qualifications for this position 
  • Specific Salary requirements 
  • Potential Start Date 

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