Job Coach

About the Position

We are looking for an individual, who is passionate about empowering women and believes in the power of second chances, to support our trainees to become more equipped to re-enter the workforce and reach their goals. The primary focus of this role is job coaching and community partner relationships. We expect trainees to be responsible for action steps, but this role provides tools and resources to hold individuals accountable towards reaching opportunities after Ground Up.


657 SE Yamhill St. Portland, OR 


12-20 hours / Week, $20-$25 / hr based on experience

Flexible weekday scheduling, based on availability


Job Coaching - One on one coaching to support trainees in the early, middle and final stages of their time in Ground Up’s Apprenticeship Program 

  • Support trainees with assessing strengths, interests, goal setting, working on soft skills where they may not be meeting expectations
  • Job searching, resume, covers letter support, job applications, interview prep
  • Preparation for job opportunity after graduation
  • Connect staff members with wrap around resources
  • Connect with graduates to hear about challenges / success at job placement, support navigating future job
  • Cheerleader, Encourager for team members; participate in/plan team building events
Administrative and Programmatic Support
  • Employee tracking, graduate follow-up
  • Administer workshops
  • System Improvements 
  • Program update planning and execution
  • Community and employment partner relationships

    Preferred Skills & Qualifications

    • Experience working with individuals overcoming adversity 
    • Trauma informed Training 
    • Job Coaching
    • Ability to operate in ambiguity 
    • Self-directed

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