Life Coach - Direct Support Professional
Job Details
Recruiting Area - Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, PA

Areas available with varying hours: Hopewell, Beaver, Sharpsburg, Etna, Greenfield, Strip District, Squirrel Hill, South Hills, Moon Aliquippa, Ambridge, and many more!


The Life Coach provides direct services for people with disabilities in their home and community. Ensures each individual’s health, safety, and well-being by assisting him/her in acquiring, maintaining, and improving self-help, socialization, and/or community living skills. Adheres and implements established goals and outcomes chosen by each individual and his/her support team. Reports to the Home of My Own Project Manager.


  1. Supports the achievement of individuals’ personal outcomes and goals.
  2. Reviews and implements each individual’s plan of care. Provides for or assists each individual in performing routine self-help tasks, and developing social/community living skills.
  3. Provides for or assists each individual in performing household tasks such as routine cleaning and laundry, grocery shopping, and nutritional meal preparation.
  4. Provides for and assists each individual with tasks to maintain a healthy and safe living environment. Continually practices universal safety precautions regarding the infectious disease.
  5. Documents and maintains accurate records regarding each individual’s goals and daily activities.
  6. Participates, either in person or via report, annual, or as requested, support team meetings for an individual.
  7. Maintains a professional and cooperative working relationship with individuals, families, and other team members. Serves as a model of appropriate dress and behavior for the individuals supported.
  8. Follow proper procedures to inform supervisors of matters relating to his/her employment including schedule changes and availability, hospitalizations, and on-the-job injuries.
  9. Informs the Home of My Own Project Manager/ Home of My Own Supports Broker in a timely manner of matters relating to the health, safety, and welfare of an individual.
  10. Implements established emergency procedures in the event of an emergency. Demonstrates and understands the responsibilities of reporting incidents per state and federal guidelines.
  11. Complies with federal, state, and county regulations as they apply to the care of individuals associated with A Home of My Own. Abides by all Achieva and A Home of My Own policies and procedures.
  12. Maintains annual mandatory staff qualifications. Completes 24 mandatory staff training hours each year.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

ACHIEVA Now Pays for all Required Clearances!

Benefits: Medical & Time Off

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision with low employee contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and personal
  • 8 Paid holiday days
  • Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, and Short-Term Disability available

Benefits: Bonuses & Opportunities

  • 403(b) Plan (All Employees) with employer contribution
  • Eligible for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Up to $500 bonus thru Employee Referral Program
  • Four free counseling sessions for you when life happens through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid training
  • Paid mileage for traveling between client sites and offices with personal vehicle

Who Is Achieva?

We are the only agency in southwest Pennsylvania that provides lifelong support, from early intervention therapy to older adult protective services. Build a career in a rapidly growing company where our #1 priority is to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.


The Life Coach Position requires the equivalent of a High school diploma with one year of related experience as a provider of direct care support for persons with disabilities. Satisfactory ACT 33/34 clearances required. Satisfactory FBI clearance required depending on the individuals assigned. A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and a properly insured vehicle may be required.

Achieva is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (EOE) and an Employer Partner under the Ticket to Work Program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Achieva is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Wendy Bott, Human Resource Department, 412-995-5000 ext. 492, 

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Call our Recruitment Hotline for more information at 412-995-5000 Ext. JOB