READI Chicago Coach


Salary:$40,000/year (with degree)

The Coach will implement READI (Rapid Employment and Development Initiative) Chicago, a collaborative intervention on Chicago’s South and West Sides that will engage individuals at the highest risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of gun violence in an 18-month wage-subsidized transitional job (TJ) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program, followed by up to six months of follow-up case management and coaching support. The goals of READI Chicago are to: decrease shootings and homicides among those at highest risk of gun violence; create new opportunities for these same individuals to change their life trajectory and decrease their involvement with the criminal justice system; and help build an infrastructure at the community level to promote long-term safety and opportunity in Chicago’s most impoverished communities.

Coaches are responsible for providing job coaching and case management support to participants and adhering to all READI Chicago implementation requirements. Coaches will be energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive team members who positively and productively support high-risk participants.


Manage a caseload of READI Chicago participants and:

  • Conduct one-on-one coaching sessions with participants and facilitate the development of individualsuccess plans
  • Review daily performance reports from Crew Chiefs and address any issues that emerge,
  • Become trained as a facilitator for cognitive-behavioral group work, and co-facilitate weekly cognitive-behavioral group sessions
  • Perform assessments for participant career interests and aptitudes in order to match them withsubsidized employment tasks, unsubsidized employment opportunities, and appropriate training
  • Lead work-readiness and job search skills instruction, including “soft skills,” resume preparation,interviewing skills, job search techniques, and related topics
  • Act as an intermediary between workers and employers when issues arise in the workplace
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork, data entry, and reporting in a timely fashion


  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services related filed including social work, psychology, etc.
  • Computer skills and able to document information in database systems such as Sales Force and NowPow
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Some prior management experience preferred

What we offer

PPO Medical Coverage Plan | Vision and Dental Options | 12 Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation, Sick, and PTO 403b Plan with company match

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to When emailing, please place ‘Coach’ on the subject line. The deadline to apply for this position is August 30, 2018.