Nonprofit

Transition Coach

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
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Published 17 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
High School Diploma Required
Experience Level
Intermediate

Description

Join our team today! At Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, we are dedicated to empowering Youth, fostering hope, and creating brighter futures. Our mission is to be advocates, educators, coaches, and role models for the Youth we serve. We strongly believe that every young individual deserves a chance to thrive and reach their full potential. 

 As one of the Top 100 Places to Work in Chicago according to the Chicago Tribune for the past nine consecutive years, Mercy Home prides itself on prioritizing the growth and well-being of our team. We provide comprehensive training as well as ongoing professional development opportunities throughout your time here. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. 

If you're passionate, driven, and dedicated to making the world a better place, then we want you on our team. The committed workers at Mercy Home provide healing, guidance, and opportunity to young men and women in need. 

How You’ll Make an Impact: 

Nothing brings greater life satisfaction than helping others. As a Transition Coach, you will act as an advocate, role model and guide for the young adults who live in our residential programs. You can change the trajectory of their lives!

As one of their primary support figures, you will work with others to assist the young adults at Mercy Home in re-establishing themselves in a secure environment that will empower them to pursue their goals with confidence. If you're compassionate and willing to serve, we invite you to join our team. Together, we can cultivate positive relationships and engage in meaningful activities and interventions.

In this Role, you will:

· Builds a therapeutic relationship with young adults and their caregiving systems.

· Works with young adults to assist them in planning and achieving their goals across all relevant domains.

· Provides individualized services and supports to best meet the needs and goals of the young adults in program.

· Coaches the young adults, teach skills, and guide social problem solving.

· Works with the Supervisor to refer a youth for specialized services as necessary and consult with those professionals

What we need from you:

· At least 21 years of age.

· Bachelor’s degree in behavioral or social science fields (preferred) or a High School diploma with at least 5 years of experience in youth development.

· Demonstrated experience working with others who have experienced developmental adversity and/or trauma (at least two years’ experience preferred).

· A valid Illinois driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the Department of Children and Family Services.

· Regular and predictable attendance.

· Ability to have a flexible work schedule. Ability to adjust schedule to meet program and young adult's needs.

· Ability to work both independently and as an active member of an interdisciplinary treatment team.

· Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

· Is open and respectful of cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and is willing and competent to work with a diverse client population.

· Desire to work with and enjoyment being around young adults.

· Possesses good relationship and coaching skills.

· Ability to maintain professional demeanor (e.g. respect for others, responsive to feedback, open to other points of views, willingness to learn new skills, does not personalize) while exercising judgment and discretion in work.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

· Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and professional journals.

· Ability to write reports and correspondence.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to become proficient in other software packages and programs.

· Ability to attend required Agency trainings and maintain necessary training compliance. Flexibility to attend daytime trainings or sessions outside of regularly scheduled hours.

· Promote, support and role model the use of Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) theory and practice for all co-workers in de-escalating situations.

· Actively engage in learning and integrating developmentally appropriate, attachment-informed, and trauma-responsive theory and practice consistent with the Mercy Model of Care and ARC Framework.

· Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.

Basics Information / Schedule Details

This job is a full-time position (40 hours per week) at our West Loop Boys campus (1140 W. Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL 60607). The schedule for this position is Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday; mostly 2pm-10:30pm shifts with possibility of one weekday 8am-4:30pm and/or one weekend morning shift 8am-4:30pm.

 Why You Will Love Working Here:

At Mercy Home, our commitment to providing the best care for the Youth we serve extends to ensuring our team receives top-of-the-line training and professional development. 

We are a Top Workplace as awarded by the Chicago Tribune.

Benefits include:

Mercy Home provides a competitive benefits package in addition to compensation. Eligible employees will have access to PTO, healthcare coverage (including medical, dental, and vision), 403(b) retirement savings plan with matching contributions, complimentary parking and lunch, student loan debt counseling, and tuition reimbursement up to $3,500 per year.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Inclusion and Diversity

Visit us at www.mercyhome.org/jobs

Join our team today! At Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, we are dedicated to empowering Youth, fostering hope, and creating brighter futures. Our mission is to be advocates, educators, coaches, and role models for the Youth we serve. We strongly…

Benefits

Benefits include:

Mercy Home provides a competitive benefits package in addition to compensation. Eligible employees will have access to PTO, healthcare coverage (including medical, dental, and vision), 403(b) retirement savings plan with matching contributions, complimentary parking and lunch, student loan debt counseling, and tuition reimbursement up to $3,500 per year.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Inclusion and Diversity

Visit us at www.mercyhome.org/jobs

Benefits include:

Mercy Home provides a competitive benefits package in addition to compensation. Eligible employees will have access to PTO, healthcare coverage (including…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish preferred.

Spanish preferred.

Location

On-site
1140 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

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