Self-Sufficiency Coach, ACHIEVEability

Posted by ACHIEVEability on August 29, 2016

ACHIEVEability, which is member of the Mission First Housing Group, 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. 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.

Position Summary:
The Self-Sufficiency Coach advocates for and provides holistic support to ACHIEVEability participants, and their families, as they begin their journey towards to self-sufficiency. ACHIEVEability participants are single parents working hard to create a better life for themselves and their families. The Self-Sufficiency Coach is responsible for motivating, encouraging, and equipping ACHIEVEability participants with the skills they need to attain their life goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:
 Provide case management services for a caseload of 28- 35 participants.
 Help families create goals and map concrete steps for achieving those goals, with a focus on the areas of parenting, finances, 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 to collaborate on supportive plans.
 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited college or university.
 Minimum of 3 years providing case management or community services to vulnerable children, individuals or families in a public or private social service agency.
 Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – writing, speaking, presentation
 Strong sense of responsibility, initiative, follow through and accountability
 Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and registered vehicle available for use at work
 Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends.
 Comfortable working in West Philadelphia

Interested applicants should forward cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

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