Employment Coach

Posted: February 15, 2017 Location: Rubicon Antioch


Economic stability through immediate employment is a primary concern and priority for a vast majority of Rubicon participants. Within our Pathways phased service approach, the Employment Coach works within the Employment Services component and provides the first phase of services by focusing on securing immediate short-term employment and/or income support to stabilize participants’ lives.

We are seeking an Employment Coach to support participants in stabilizing their lives by helping them find immediate employment. The Employment Coach provides employment preparedness training and support through group and individualized support services designed to help participants develop essential job search skills (resume, cover letter, reference list development, master application completion, internet job search skills, interview skills, etc.). The Employment Coach integrates technology into the job search process to help participants build digital literacy skills. This position requires strong experience and expertise with employment readiness training, effective job search strategies, and solid workshop facilitation skills; computer and internet proficiency.

We strive to provide excellent services, yet believe that services alone are not enough to break the cycle of poverty. We also work to dismantle oppressive systems that keep people in poverty, both directly as an organization, and by equipping our participants to take action as well.

Competitive benefits include: Kaiser HMO/HSA medical, Dental, VSP vision service plan, generous paid sick leave and our company sponsored 403(b) retirement plan. Eligible employees also earn paid personal days, up to 3 weeks (annualized) paid vacation in the first three years and up to 4 weeks (annualized) thereafter, plus 10 company holidays.


This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Program/Site Manager.


Assist participants to identify, select and apply for open positions matching their qualifications. This involves sharing timely employment information and resources and promoting Rubicon’s Job Connect for access to employer job orders and leads. 

Provide individual and group employment readiness workshops, discussion groups and/or classes based on participant needs, including resume development, interviewing skills, and online job search resources and strategies.

Provide participants with ongoing coaching and support throughout the job search process. Collaborate with the Impact Coach and Business Services Representative for service coordination as needed. Motivate participants to achieve goals and provide participants with honest, productive feedback.

Includes coordination of employment readiness workshops and oversight of the computer lab and lab volunteers; Assessing participant level of computer proficiency and assisting them in use of the computers including accessing MS Word, Excel and Outlook in support of their job search activities.

* To perform successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The responsibilities listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these duties.


Strong experience and expertise with employment readiness training and/or effective job search strategies.

Solid workshop facilitation skills and abilities; computer and internet proficiency.

Teamwork, interpersonal flexibility, excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to inspire others.

To Apply

Email the following to AntiochJobs@rubiconprograms.org

Cover letter
Rubicon Applicant Tracking Form 
Rubicon Employment Application

Please Note:

Submissions lacking any of the documents above will not be considered; thank you for understanding
This position is open until filled and may be closed at any time
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and we utilize E-Verify to validate right to work within the United States