Current Openings

Job Coach (part-time)

Organizational Summary

Life’sWork of Western PA is a nonprofit organization empowering people to live the life they choose. We partner with people with disabilities, people with other barriers, young adults, children, and families to pursue their hopes and dreams through strengthening workplace abilities, building life skills, and developing meaningful relationships.

We believe everyone deserves to share in opportunities of meaningful employment. Through employment for all, we envision creating a compassionate, inclusive, and equitable community where all individuals have a chance to flourish. A career at Life’sWork means a chance to promote life-altering change in an individual’s life.

Do you have a passion for giving back?

Do you like making a difference?

Do you like making someone smile?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, we would love to have a conversation with you.

Job Summary

The Job Coach is responsible for supporting participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities or other barriers to employment. The Job Coach will assist participants in maintaining, acquiring, and enhancing skills to participate in work-related activities. The Job Coach will work across all aspects of our program: facility, community, and small group staffing locations.

Job Location(s)

  • Pittsburgh Office – Located at River Park Commons, 2403 Sidney Street, Suite 500 Pittsburgh, PA 15203
  • Monessen Office – Located at 19 Eastgate Avenue Monessen, PA 15062

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides job coaching across all our program areas: facility, community, and small group staffing locations
  • Supports the achievement of the participants’ personal outcomes and goals
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and implementation of the participants’ support plans
  • Completes daily documentation of implementation and progress toward the participants’ goals and activities based on the care plans
  • Acts as a role model for appropriate workplace behavior
  • Engages with all participants in a positive, respectful, productive manner on a regular basis
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment
  • Contributes information regarding individual participant’s progress for support team meetings when requested
  • Engages with participants on a daily basis to facilitate growth for learning and opportunities
  • Identifies and provides reasonable accommodation to assist the needs of participants (e.g., assisting them with the vending machine, walking them to the bathroom)
  • Provides a person-centered environment that fosters advancement and transition
  • Transports participants to and from the worksite using company vehicles
  • Completes and maintains annual staff qualifications, including 24 hours of training per year
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

This job description is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time during the course of employment.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Secondary degree in psychology, social services, or related field preferred
  • Valid PA driver’s license, good driving record, and current car insurance required
  • Patch / PA Child Abuse / FBI Fingerprint clearances (required within 30 days of employment; paid for by Life’sWorkof Western PA)
  • ACRE certification (Life’sWork will pay for certification if you do not currently hold certification)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Team player with confidence to take the lead
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Solid organization with customer-oriented approach
  • Good attention to detail and observation skills
  • Proficient technical understanding and ability to pick up on new systems easily
  • Working knowledge of computer systems to complete documentation

Benefits Package

  • Other Benefits (100% paid by employee)
    • Dental and Vision
    • Aflac
    • Legal Shield/Identity Theft
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Beginning second year of employment, part-time employees may receive up to 10 days of PTO
  • Holidays (full-time & part-time)
    • Offers 12 holidays per year
  • Retirement Plan (403(b) Thrift Plan)
    • Matches 100% up to 5% of employee’s contribution
  • Mileage Reimbursement
    • Follows the federal mileage rate

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At Life’sWork of Western PA, we have a clear vision: to create a community where difference is valued. As an organization with a mission that is centered around lifting up some of the most vulnerable members of society, diversity and inclusion are more than just words to us. Here, everyone is welcome. We employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, age, sex, religion, color, national origin, language, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, handicap or disability, and other protected statuses. As an employment organization that is continually evolving to provide the best possible services forour clients, we strive to be as diverse as the individuals we serve. Life’sWork is fully focused on building and nurturing a workplace where inclusion is part of our everyday culture, not just an initiative; where all employees feel their individual gifts are celebrated and appreciated; and where they are encouraged to be who they are. There is always more work to be done, and we believe that if the services that are provided by our organization are done through a diverse mix of talents, perspectives, and backgrounds, we can play a role in creating ongoing and lasting change

COVID-19 Safety Operating Policy/Procedures

Life’sWork of Western PA is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employee, clients, and visitors. We adopted a COVID-19 Safety Operating Policy/Procedures that is working.