SUMMARY: The Economic Mobility Coach is responsible for providing one-on-one financial and career counseling to program participants while providing an evidence-based Mentoring approach to support skills, interests, and employment goals to help elevate individuals and families from poverty to economic well-being while utilizing the 2Gen model and trauma informed care.
Education: Master’s degree in human services, social services, business, finance, or related field.
Experience: Two years’ experience in direct homeless services, working with unemployed/underemployed and diverse populations; experience in career readiness, financial education, Mentoring, motivation, mentoring and life skills; ability to handle crisis intervention, negotiation, and mediation.
Certifications: Willingness to complete Financial Education Certifications within 90 days of employment.
Additional Requirements: Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred. Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to work occasional flexible hours as requested.
- Establishes, implements, and monitors adherence to UGM-TC Policy and Procedure.
- Conducts one-on-one counseling sessions with participants to assess their skills, career interests, and long-term, short-term employment goals; career assessment, exploration, and planning topics, including but not limited to resume development, cover letter, job applications, and budgeting.
- Assesses participant needs and collaborates with the participant to develop and follow a self-sufficiency plan; motivates participant to achieve career goals and provide participant with honest, productive feedback; supports balance in coping skills, decision making, and other soft skills with life challenges outside the classroom.
- Provides guidance and resources for job search strategies, networking, and interview preparation.
- Maintains awareness of trends and best practices, and is proactive in continually acquiring knowledge in the field of financial Mentoring, asset development, financial behavioral change, and financial stability theory and practice.
- Actively participates in trauma focused clinical consultation and applies suggested trauma informed strategies and interventions.
- Actively participates in Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings; review for admission, changing needs, participant engagement and progress; and recommends focused interventions as appropriate.
- Builds safe, trusting relationships with program participants and exercises appropriate boundaries.
- Other duties as assigned.
Submit a resume and cover letter detailing the required qualifications and highlighting how your skills and experience align with the primary job responsibilities, including years of experience. If you have the Financial Education certification(s), please attach a copy. Forward to: HR@UGM-TC.org with the subject line: Economic Mobility Coach.