Life Coach

Compass Maryland
Beltsville, MD
Oct 18, 2021
Oct 20, 2021
Full Time
The Life Coach is responsible to assist individuals with making decisions about how to improve their personal and professional lives. The Life Coach provides assistance to Individuals in their daily lives by supporting them to achieve meaningful lives as valued members of their community. In addition, this position will be responsible for assisting Individuals to establish priorities, set goals and construct concrete plans to achieve those goals. As individuals then work toward the goals, coaches support them to monitor their progress, including handling setbacks. Life coaches partner with individuals and mentor them in daily life activities. This includes but is not limited to activities around the home, in the community and or on the job. Life Coaches report directly to Customized Employment Services personnel. However, when performing duties in the residential setting, Life Coaches may also dually report to the House Manager/Residential Coordinator.Essential Job Functions/Job Roles:Be an advocate for the individual as well as empower them to advocate for their own selves in pursuing their life goals and dreams.Assist Individual in finding meaningful employment and to assist them with job readiness skills, interview techniques, resume writing, and other related employment skills.Support Individual in making choices and becominginvolved members of their community in ways of their choosing, such as getting to know neighbors and participating in neighborhood functions and becoming involved in places of worship, maintaining social contact with friends and family.Be a mentor to the Individual by, teaching, guiding and assisting them with learning how to access their community which may include riding public transportation to and from activities in the community.Assist individuals with life activities such as the following:Coaching on the jobTeach individuals to ride public transportationProviding companionship to individuals with the intention of learning activities and skills they are interested in learning.Engaging individuals in community activities, including but not limited to, concerts classes recreation, sporting events, vacations, hiking going to the park etc.Assisting individuals to not only engage in but to learn how to find and access the things that they are interested in.Any other Recreational/leisure activities that may not be listed above.Create sensory activities for individuals that have limitations in accessing their community. Bring communities and meaningful activities to them at their home or away from home that include tactile, taste smell and other activities.Accompany Individual on medical appointments and assist them with following through on any needed healthcare.Assist Individual in working on the goals, objectives and activities that they themselves identified in their own Individual Plans.Provide necessary written documentation, communication log notes, progress information, incident reports, and completion of forms as needed per Compass proceduresDesired Attributes and SkillsFriendly, patient, reliable, nurturing, good interpersonal skills, good communication skills. Successful life coaches are good listeners who often ask open-ended questions to guide clients in the right direction, rather than simply telling them what to do., Confidentiality, empathy and the ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude while offering support are all important attributes of a life coach.RequirementsA high school diploma or GED, functional reading and writing skills, prior experience with helping people with disabilities. Must have valid drivers license, clean driving record and own a reliable vehicle for providing transportation as needed to and from the job site and or other meaningful community activities. Must pass background check requirements. Must have CPR/First Aid and Medication Technician certification or otherwise obtain certifications within first 30 days of hire.Physical Demands: Personal Assistants must be able to stand, walk, sit, hear and talk. They must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Compensation: $13.25-$14.25 to start.Powered by JazzHR