Ever wondered what it would be like to have super powers? Time travel, flying and super strength are all cool ideas but what we think makes a super hero at The Center is passion, empathy and creativity - if you have these super powers we want to get to know you!
hiring superheroes - what we call care coaches!
What is a Care Coach?
Care Coaches are responsible for the day-to-day care of our Members and drive our program activities. If it wasn't for our Care Coaches we couldn't do what we do, they are at the root of our mission. At The Center we provide a safe place for young adults with more severe special needs, those that are more medically fragile and require more hands-on support with daily life skills, learning and community engagement. That is why our Care Coaches are super important to not only The Center but our members and their families.
What makes a Care Coach a Super Hero?
Let's be honest providing care, especially care for those with more significant needs is not for everyone. It requires it's own super powers - the best Care Coaches are those who are filled with:
Passion and Commitment: They find joy in being around those who may not be able to communicate or respond in traditional ways but understand them anyway. They are willing to stand up for and protect the dignity and agency for those who are unable to do so for themselves. Their passion for supporting and protecting those with special needs is not just a job or career but it's a calling.
Empathy and Kindness: The ability to put yourself in our Member's shoes or the shoes of their Parents is directly linked to the kindness and respect that our Care Coaches show each day. Their most important responsibility is to provide care with empathy and kindness to each and every Member.
Patience and Resiliency: The Center is a scrappy non-profit that is growing and has a big mission. Some of our goals will require "all hands on deck" and our Care Coaches are part of that mission. The ability for our Care Coaches to grow with us, show patience as we tackle continued challenges to fundraise, expand our space and build our community are a reflection of our collective resiliency.
Joy and Laughter: We try to not be too serious at The Center - at the end of the day we are here to have fun with our Members, bring joy and laugh together. Some of our favorite activities are playing games, dancing and being silly. Our Care Coaches aren't afraid to make funny voices when reading at story time, get up and dance to the "Tutti-Tot" or pretend air-guitar at music class! That inner child-like joy is truly a superhuman power inside of us all!
What are the perks of becoming a Care Coach at The Center?
The main perk is being part of a small committed team doing some pretty big things! We don't dismiss the importance of providing a safe and warm environment for our Members as The Center is the only option for the families we serve locally but as we grow we strive to provide more resources and benefits to our employment package. The day to day work and responsibilities are shared amongst the small team and each Care Coach is encouraged to suggest new ideas, create activities or new programs and we welcome their solutions! We are building bigger and better together.
If the above inspired you or you know a Superhero that would make a great Care Coach we want to hear from you - click below or share!
We are hiring now for Part Time and Full Time Care Coaches, seeking Summer Volunteers and offer Internships!