The VAST Job Coach will work One-to-One with men seeking employment. An initial evaluation of the person’s background, capabilities, desires and challenges must be accurately completed. Once this portrait is developed, the Job Coach will assist the Job Seeker in developing a Plan of Action that will allow them to obtain a minimum of living wage employment. The Plan of Action must be originated by the Job Seeker, who must then take full responsibility for its success. The Job Coach’s role is support, guidance and encouragement. It is critical for the Job Coach to ensure that the Job Seeker is fully committed to the process and that the Job Seeker demonstrates this commitment by taking the initiative in the job search.
Conduct an initial evaluation
Foster a spirit of teamwork with the Job Seeker
Guide the development of the Plan of Action, to be written by the Job Seeker
Follow Up with the Job Seeker at all critical points of the Plan of Action
Provide leadership, encouragement and support to the Job Seeker throughout the job search
Celebrate the successes and shortcomings of the process with the Job Seeker, treating both equally to ensure that the Job Seeker understands the difficulty of the process but that they are not doing it alone!
Currently seeking males to pair up with men in the program.
Has experienced a Heart Change in Christ
Excellent verbal communication skills
Intuitive understanding of the behavior of job challenged individuals preferred but not mandatory
Experience in the rewards and challenges of selfless yet demanding volunteer work preferred but not mandatory
Knowledge of the interview/selection process preferred but not mandatory
Organized and efficient, good follow-up
A relentlessly positive 'Can Do’ disposition with the ability to get results
Career Counseling / Coaching
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 21
Volunteers must attend The Salvation Army's Safe From Harm training prior to volunteering