Career Opportunities with Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region

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Department: Economic Security
Location: Tacoma - Milgard Work Opportunity Center (MWOC) & Campus
Address: 714 S 27th Street
Tacoma, WA, 98409
Function: Other
Salary: $18 - $21 Per Hour

When you love what you do, it’s more than a job. It’s a passion, and a Mission.

We are sure that you’ve seen our stores, but have you ever considered the employment opportunities found at Goodwill in our Social and Shared Services? We are committed to finding the best Workforce Development, Disability Services and Financial Education professionals to help the people in our community reach their fullest potential. Our Financial Education team is now seeking a Full Time Financial Coach to play a key role on Goodwill's Workforce Development team for the Economic Security for All initiative (EsCA) in Eastside Tacoma.

  • Professional Training Opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Paid Vacation – 10 days per year
  • Paid Sick Leave – 8 days per year
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short-Term, Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • 401K Plan

Wage:$18.00-$21.00 per hour

Who we are looking for: The best fit for this Financial Coach role will be patient, empathetic and love to guide others. You must be capable of relating to individuals with barriers to employment, including long periods of unemployment and limited work skills. We handle confidential information in this department, and you must be able to respect the members of our community regardless of where they are in their personal and financial journey. You care about ethics, and must be capable of working with staff members in a team approach. We serve a diverse community, and therefore Spanish fluent applicants are preferred but not required.

Position Summary:  The Financial Coach reports to the Manager of Financial Education and Initiatives and will play a key role on Goodwill’s Workforce Development team for the Economic Security for All initiative (EsCA) in Eastside Tacoma. The team also includes a Program Coordinator, Career Readiness Education & Development (CRED) instructor as well as partners and volunteers through all aspects of the work. The position require Financial coaching as well as Instruction of Financial Education courses and classes designed to provide participants of all ages with invaluable skills essential to building financial stability and self-sufficiency in a creative and engaging style designed to fit the community.  Financial Coaching assist participants over time understand banking basics, budgeting, debt management, investing, critical thinking skills, reading and understanding credit reports/scores, how to access community programs and resources such as free tax preparation. The EsCA team will also work together to develop and implement career plans for all EcSA participants that identify how they will reach earnings above 200% the federal poverty level. Career plans should access leveraged resources and services from all local partners as needed. The intention is to bring the resources of multiple programs together to support EcSA participants in a user-friendly and streamlined manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide one on one financial coaching and track ongoing financial progress of participants.
  • Assist clients with identifying and applying income supports as well as financially preparing families about to go over benefit cliffs.
  • Enter client information into case management systems including Salesforce and CaseWorthy.
  • Instruct financial education course offsite with Eastside community partners.
  • Strategize creative ways to provide varying financial education classes, course and events to engage trust and reach more community members.
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders for financial education offerings.
  • Assist with participant career plans leveraging resources and services from all local partners.
  • Assist with marketing VITA and community outreach efforts.
  • Attend all staff meetings and necessary professional development trainings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management necessary to accomplish program goals.
  • Spanish Fluent applicants preferred but not required.

Qualifications: Must be capable of relating to individuals with barriers to employment, including long periods of unemployment and limited work skills, systematic poverty and navigating community resources. Must be a fast learner, self motivated and enjoy working with people. Must have ability to work independently as well as capable of working with staff members in a team approach and be able to establish rapport and good working relationships with co-workers and community partners. Must have effective communication skills, verbal and written; performance must reflect compliance with the agency Ethics document and confidentiality of all discreet business.

Education and/or Experience: AA Degree in Business or Social Service or at least 2 years in a financial role is required; tax return preparation and tax law experience preferred but not required; experience in working with persons with barriers to employment is highly preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization; must be able to communicate effectively in written and oral format.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs; ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions and percentages; ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft (MS) Word, Excel and PowerPoint; must possess knowledge of and skills to utilize MS software including basic spreadsheets and databases; Internet knowledge required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: a valid Washington State Driver’s license and proof of insurance is required; must be First Aid/CPR certified or willing to acquire such certification at first available opportunity.

Other Qualifications: Must be able to travel throughout the community during business hours.  Some out of state travel may be required as well.

Our mission is to help people reach their fullest potential through individual education, job placement and career pathway services made possible by community donations, purchases and partnerships. It takes many talented people to help achieve our mission. We have been serving our community and changing lives for over 95 years - won’t you join us?

For more information on how Goodwill serves our community though professional and job training programs, please visit our website.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. Goodwill of Olympics and Rainer Region gladly considers requests for accommodation and, if the requested accommodation is reasonable, will make such reasonable accommodations as will enable an otherwise qualified person with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position.

At Goodwill, we welcome people with diverse backgrounds, including persons with disabilities or other disadvantages. In fact, a substantial portion of our employees have a disability and/or economic disadvantage and we strongly encourage such persons to apply.

This organization participates in E-Verify.  E-Verify is a service that verifies authorization to work in the U.S. through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Social Security (SSA).   For further information on E-Verify contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.

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