Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) program Life Coach – La Plaza, Inc.
- 26-Apr-2021 to 25-May-2021
- - La Plaza Inc.
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
The Life Coach is responsible for scheduling and presenting workshops on different topics, one on one coaching with VOCA clients in person, on the phone, or in video-chat sessions. The Life Coach will help maintain the clients' focus towards goal achievement and is responsible for keeping records of clients.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Actively engage with VOCA clients at La Plaza and in the community
- Communicate regularly and work as a team with Advocates in order to ensure quality and effective planning and service delivery.
- Use positive communication strategies to motivate VOCA clients to work on and reach their goals
- Use variety of strategies to assist VOCA clients in understanding and effectively dealing with their own social skills
- Assist VOCA clients to implement difficult changes or adjustments in order to meet their goals
- Monitor, evaluate, and collect data on client's progress and targeted skills
- Provide encouragement and constructive feedback to clients
- Engage clients in on-going discussion about individual goals
- Develop and facilitate life skills and workshops sessions for clients
- Instruct clients on how to manage everyday tasks to help them to get independence and move forward with life
- Knowledge of community resources and how to access them
- Bilingual in English and Spanish including written and verbal communication
- Knowledge of Latino culture; culturally sensitive
- Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to prioritize and organize workload, work both independently and collaboratively, interpret and follow policies and procedures, work with interruptions, and problem-solve. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with clients, staff and community members, ability to work well with people from diverse age, ethnic, economic, cultural and educational backgrounds.
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Education or related field preferred; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Ability: Bilingual in English and Spanish; includes written and verbal communication.
Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word - word processing software and Excel and ETO - database software.
Certificates and Licenses: None required.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Click the APPLY button to submit a cover letter and resume to Miriam Acevedo Davis. No phone calls, please.