02 Mar
Part Time Life Coach - Phoenix Rising
Massachusetts, Boston , 02108 Boston USA

Schedule (20 hours): Monday-Wednesday 4p-8p, Thursday 3p-7p, Saturday 2p-6p


The Life Coach is a trained and supervised youth advocate with lived-experience in the mental health system or child-welfare system who provides outreach, support and advocacy to youth served. The Life Coach has cultural and linguistic similarities to the youth and families served as much as possible. Life Coaches are fully integrated team members who provide highly individualized services in the community and promote resident self-determination and decision-making. Life Coaches also provide essential expertise and consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which each resident's point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities.


Ability to work with youth or youth and families in a changing setting which may include transitional care and aftercare outreach.

Required to use personal vehicle, when Centerboard vehicle is not available in order to meet outreach, support and engagement requirements

Responsible for updating and recording their meeting notes with the individual residents on Filemaker in the Advocate Section. Will note the meeting was with the Life Coach

Schedule to include some weekend days and evenings

Some phone availability to young adults in program

Attendance at staff meetings as required

Serve as liaison between youth and staff

Participate in the hiring of staff

Representing youth on the Centerboard leadership management team, youth advisory committee.

Supporting youth transitions from/to home

Linking youth to community programs

Teaching the use of public transportation

Running youth leadership groups

One-to-one and group support work

Attendance as an advocate/support at various Centerboard, DCF, school or DMH meetings

Active participation in staff, treatment team and child and family team meetings and service reviews

Willingness to work in various settings, attend medical, school, therapeutic appointments as requested

Ability to work with both program participants and staff

Other duties as requested


Required to pass initial competency evaluation as well as continued assessments of professional development and future trainings particularly in regard to understanding and embracing Trauma Informed Care and Collaborative Proactive Solutions/Behavior Management.

Must have ‘lived’ experience ideally, within the MA Child Welfare System

Must be willing and open to share own ‘lived’ experiences

Must display positive leadership qualities

Must be stable in his/her own recovery process

Must have previous volunteer or work experience

Has life goals and a personal vision

Must be able to articulate how sharing their own lived experience could be beneficial to a current ILP resident

Qualified candidates must be a willing participant in Centerboard multicultural awareness, diversity, equity and inclusion trainings, meetings and philosophy.



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