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TAY Life Coach

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Los Angeles, CA 90021
$24.00 - $26.44 an hour - Full-time


Los Angeles, CA 90021

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off

Full job description

About the Organization

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to end mass incarceration in California. To ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and whole, ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. Through our grassroots policy advocacy, we are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system so that it is more just and equitable for all people. Learn more at:

Position Summary

ARC is looking for an experienced Life Coach (case manager) to work with Transitional Age Youth (TAY) in the Los Angeles area. This position’s focus will be providing direct case management services to individuals being released from incarceration. The Life Coach’s role is to take full responsibility for the needs of these individuals – that includes basic tasks such as obtaining identification, teaching life skills, referrals to therapy, mentorship, career readiness participation and training. The ideal candidate for this position has both lived experience and demonstrated experience with youth aged 18-25. This position requires full and thorough knowledge of the specific and unique needs of this population.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide individualized case management, advocacy, and referral services to transitional age youth.
  • Incorporate an emphasis on skills development, including experiential learning, healthy living, creative arts, and public service.
  • Implement and maintain a non-punitive environment that motivates youths to engage in the process of individual change.
  • Support individuals in developing foundational independent living skills, securing full time employment, encouraging higher education and teaching financial literacy.
  • Maintain electronic/file documentation in accordance with all regulatory and internal policies while remaining HIPAA compliant.
  • Create and maintain Individualized Service Plans (ISP’s) for caseload.
  • Engage clients in individual case management sessions regularly to discuss progress/regression of service plan goals.
  • Identify ongoing needs and provide linkages to ancillary resources as needed.
  • Provide referrals for group and/or individual mental health counseling; educational, vocational, and/or employment preparation and placement services; and a variety of social and recreational activities.
  • Ensure all newly released members participate in a comprehensive needs assessment within 24 hours of program entry.
  • Facilitate groups, including cooking, basic computer skills, employment preparation, budgeting skills, activities of daily living and others which are relevant to the development of independent living skills.
  • Participate in continuing education trainings, community-based provider meetings, and ARC staff trainings as assigned.
  • Develop resources through outreach and collaboration with community providers.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to ensure adherence to safety and security measures.
  • Transport members to appointments, events, and activities as needed.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisory team.


Minimum qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years working with Transitional Age Youth (TAY), with proven ability to assess and fully understand the unique needs of this special population. Experience working with formerly incarcerated adults will not satisfy this qualification.
  • Experience with casefile maintenance, group documentation, and contract compliance.
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent) and specific course training on TAY.
  • Intermediate Computer Literacy, with full understanding of Microsoft applications.
  • Experience implementing a youth development curriculum.

The Life Coach should also have the following experience and attributes:

  • Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail oriented.
  • Experience having worked with emerging adults.
  • Familiarity with relational and rewards-based approaches preferred.
  • The ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with TAY.
  • Experience with trauma informed care.
  • Excellent people skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse and dynamic team environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
  • Strong and effective problem-solving skills.


  • Pay rate $24-$26/hr. doe.
  • Multiple employer medical/dental/ vision plans with up to 100% employee coverage, 50% for dependents.
  • Employer funded life insurance.
  • 401(k) matching.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Anti-Recidivism Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 - $26.44 per hour

Expected hours: No less than 40 per week


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Los Angeles, CA 90021: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • working with Transitional Age Youth (TAY) population: 3 years (Required)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: In person