Job Readiness Coach

Job Readiness coach provides direct Life Coaching support through one-on-one sessions to young LGBTQ people ages 14-23 focused on identifying, articulating, and planning toward achieving short- and long-term career goals.


Internship Development and Employee support

  • Reach out to potential employers to develop, locate, and secure internship opportunities for Attic youth
  • Develop relationships with employers to understand their business and the job requirements of the internship position
  • Screen and train potential employers in working with Attic interns
  • Support employers in their work with Attic interns
  • Monitor internship placements and maintain contact with employers
  • Mediate employer youth differences, if necessary
  • Develop a database of internships sites with corresponding job expectations and skills needed

Program Support

  • Design groups and programs to support youth in seeking and maintaining employment and building employability skills
  • Provide administrative support to The Attic’s in-house internship programs through coordination with the Philadelphia Youth Network and Out of School Time programs
  • Work with the ED/Voc program specialists to design groups and programs to support job exploration, attainment, retention, and success, to prepare youth and young adults for participation in internships
  • Work individually with youth to prepare them for participation in work placement and/or internship positions
  • Match and refer internship ready youth to employers
  • Assist youth in preparing for internship interviews
  • Monitor, and provide ongoing support for youth in internships
  • Work with youth to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills
  • Prepare forms and reports related to internship activities
  • Track youth activity and progress data


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, or human services-related field and at least two (2) years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working with diverse populations of adolescents in an urban setting, including knowledge of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth from various cultures and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in positive youth development and empowerment.
  • Experience working with families, volunteers, and collaborating community agencies.
  • Experience facilitating group discussions and managing a variety of small and large group dynamics.
  • Ability to work with youth in both group and one-on-one settings.
  • Ability to plan creative and engaging groups and programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including conflict mediation and public speaking.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment when appropriate and strong decision making skills.
  • Computer skills: Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

The Attic offers a competitive benefits package including a commitment to professional development, paid time off, pre-tax transit benefits, 401k plans, 100% employer paid health care with dental and vision.

How To Apply

[email protected]
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample as a PDF to [email protected] with "Job Readiness Coach" in the subject line of the email.