Self-Sufficiency Coach, ACHIEVEability

Posted by ACHIEVEability on June 16, 2014

Self-Sufficiency Coach, ACHIEVEability

Help break the cycle of poverty for low income, single parent, formerly homeless families. We are looking for an organized, hardworking, multi-tasking, outcomes-driven and smart individual with a passion for making a difference, who craves variety and intensity, and who values education and accountability.

ACHIEVEability is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive and intensive support for families so that they can break the generational cycle of poverty, maximize their potential and achieve self-sufficiency. Education is the focus of our approach. Families at ACHIEVEability pursue college while maintaining employment, developing life skills, building credit and assets, and broadening their horizons.


  • Provide case management services for a caseload of 20 – 25 participants.
  • Help families create goals and map concrete steps for achieving those goals, with a focus on the areas of education, parenting, finances, employment and personal development.
  • Help families make and track progress with their plans.
  • Motivate families to remain engaged and compliant with ACHIEVEability’s program requirements.
  • Work well with a diverse team, as well as able to take initiative and work independently.
  • Facilitate and organize workshops, family enrichment activities and group meetings.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records in case files and database.
  • Conducts regular home visits/inspections and assist participants in maintaining home according to agency standards.
  • Develop/maintain links with other professionals in the social service field and complementary programs in the city.

In the context of a structured goal plan for each family, you will work with families to do whatever it takes to help them help themselves. In the course of a week, you will work with parents to obtain financial aid, create a budget, repair credit, and learn to clean a bathroom as well as prepare case notes and facilitate workshops.

Specific tasks include the following: interview and assess prospective participants; assist participants in identifying and securing resources; conduct home visits and inspections; assist participants with developing and adhering to budgets and debt reduction plans; organize and facilitate workshops; document participant contact in the files and database; develop and maintain links with other professionals in the social service and education fields; serve as ACHIEVEability representative and ambassador in supporting effective property management.

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