COACH

Join our team of inspiring, patient, and adaptable coaches.

Walk alongside as people experience the transformation of work.

Check out the employment coach job description below and fill out an application.

A member of our team will contact you about next steps.

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HOW IT WORKS

Thrive partners with willing and capable people to work toward the goal of economic self-sufficiency through employment. Job seekers who complete our employment workshop (aka members) are paired with an employment coach. Coaches walk alongside members as they accomplish their professional goals and overcome barriers to gaining, maintaining, and advancing at work. An employment coach models all the skills and recommendations taught throughout our workshop and supports members in a variety of personal and professional areas.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Employment Coaches who align with the mission and values of Thrive and reflect these values in their life.

An ideal coach has the following experiences and attributes:

  • Strong professional experience – consistent employment exemplifying the longevity of employment.
  • Great listening skills – uses open-ended questions to draw out the job seeker’s goals.
  • Culturally appropriate and sensitive to a variety of life experiences including individuals with low incomes, immigrants, and people impacted by the criminal justice system.
  • Knowledge of current workforce trends and job search recommendations.
  • Passion for helping individuals become self-sufficient.
  • Takes a coaching approach that is encouraging and supportive while also maintaining healthy boundaries.
  • Understands that coaching is not counseling.
  • Persistence, flexibility, and empathy.

WHAT YOU’D BE DOING

  • Build a trusting relationship with Thrive members that reflects the character of God.
  • Meet your member(s) where they are with grace and truth.
  • Arrange and attend regular (weekly) meetings with your members; assist members in setting and reaching professional goals.
  • Help members identify strengths, professional interests, and barriers to employment through open-ended questions, assessments, and other coaching tools.
  • Provide constructive feedback on member’s resumes and cover letters.
  • Aid your member(s) in searching and applying for jobs and with interview preparation.
  • Help your member(s) transition well into their new job
  • Pray for and encourage your member(s). Help them rebuild their confidence and sense of self-worth.
  • Keep member profile/activity/employment data up to date in Salesforce.
  • Communicate consistently with the member(s), Thrive staff and lead coach.
  • Attend monthly coach meetings.
  • Act as a role model of professionalism.

COMMITMENT

  • Commitment to this role is for one year after being paired.
  • All coaches are asked to attend a monthly coach meeting for connection and training.
  • Once paired: One hour per week in-person or virtual coaching meetings with the member(s) for the first three months. Beyond that may vary based on the member’s needs for support, employment status, and life circumstances.
  • Regular electronic communication with the member(s) as needed for additional job-search support.
  • Meetings with job seekers are at a time and place that is agreeable to the coach and member.