Independent Living Coach Lake City

Job Summary:

The Independent Living Coach assists the participants to meet program and operational objectives, determining candidate services or housing eligibility needs based on Treatment/Life Plan implementation.  This is a temporary position with implications to go full-time.

Credentials, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services plus 1 year experience with special needs population.  Fulfill credentialing requirements per agency policy.

  • Possess initiative and strong organizational skills with the ability to work effectively without close daily supervision.

  • Administrative self-sufficiency including computer proficiency.

  • Possess valid driver’s license and safe driving record.Must meet insurability standards in order to drive.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist participant develop and implement their Treatment/Life Plan with measurable goals that promote progress towards independent living and self-sufficiency.

  • Regularly review and analyze participant Treatment/Life Plan to determine progress or setbacks; respond and adjust plan accordingly.Provide supportive counseling for the prevention of relapse and psychiatric hospitalization.

  • Provide hands-on assistance, coaching/training and transportation to establish community linkages that support successful outcomes.

  • Oversee participant discharge process including but not limited to alternative housing.

Normal Working Hours and Conditions:

  • 40 hour workweek.
  • Weekends or evenings as required.
  • Some travel may be required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills.

Rate of Pay:
 This is a salary position with a starting annualized salary of $32,585.00 per year.

Company Benefits:
Generous benefits package including vacation, sick and holiday pay, Section 125 plan, 403b plan, health, dental, vision, life, disability and supplemental insurance products available.

It is the policy of Volunteers of America of Florida, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, to recruit, hire and promote to all job classifications without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

We are a drug-free workplace.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.