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At Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan, our mission is to assist individuals with barriers to employment in making the transition to independence and self-sufficiency. 

Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan provides reasonable accommodation for individuals requiring assistance with the application or hiring process. If you need assistance with the application or hiring process, contact the Human Resources Department at 810-762-9960 or Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Compensation: $9.25/hour

Job Summary

As a Job Coach, you will help train and encourage our consumers to maximize their success! (Consumers are participants in our Workforce Development Programs) As a Job Coach, it is our hope that you will help consumer-run business meet the goals that have been set, that consumer-run businesses will grow and make money and that consumers will have better lives!

  • Food service will be a large function of this job - Foodies welcome!
  • Must enjoy working in food service. Food service experience, direct care training and experience working with persons with disabilities preferred. 
  • Develop work experiences and assessments for consumers, maintain appropriate documentation, and coordinate with community agencies and other entities to ensure positive outcomes. 
  • Support and assist individuals with microenterprise businesses, adhering to all guidelines and policies. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Encourage independence, while teaching consumers how to do different jobs
  • Set up jobs/business stations with consumers, making adaptations as needed.
  • Ensure that Consumer-run businesses follow proper rules and regulations for that business.
  • Provide customer service to customers of consumer-run businesses.
  • Encourage consumers to reach quality standards.
  • Help consumers run their microenterprises, providing supports as outlined in their Individual Plan of Service (IDP).
  • Assist with banking for consumer business as needed, including all necessary paperwork.
  • Ensure that all cash handling policies and procedures are followed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A love for working with food!
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associates Degree preferred.
  • Previous food service, and/or training experience of at least two years highly desirable.
  • Experience with persons with disabilities.
  • Small business experience helpful.
  • MDCH Direct Care Training preferred.
  • Some counseling/workforce development experience preferred.
  • Dependable, tact, resourcefulness,initiative, and good judgement.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license, a safe driving record and maintain car insurance.
  • May require lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Requires standing and/or walking for periods of time.
  • Benefits and Perks
  • Vision Insurance
  • Vacation
  • Personal Paid Time Off (PPTO)
  • 20% Employee Discounts
  • Career Advancement Opportunities!
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