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LifeWorks Austin Published: July 28, 2019
Austin, TX
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LifeWorks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to being fearless advocates for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative problem solving, shared accountability, and a relentless focus on achieving real, sustainable, and measurable results for the clients we serve. Every member of our staff serves a meaningful purpose linked to our client's experience. Careers at LifeWorks offer opportunities for personal and professional growth and development while making an immediate difference in the lives of youth and families in our community.

LifeWorks is looking for a positive, energetic and talented Life Skills Trainer who is willing and able to teach young adults the skills that they will need to live a better independent adult life. As youth leave the foster care system, Life Skills training prepares them with the basic day-to-day skills that they will need to have. This position offers the opportunity to meaningfully and directly contribute to the lives and futures of teens in foster care. It provides the challenge of making classes and the learning environment, functional, fun, and impactful. The ideal candidates will be experienced working with youth who have experienced trauma or youth in crisis.


  • Provides educational services to youth, including teaching, tutoring and training, while adhering to program curricula.
  • Administers vocational/educational assessments as needed or requested.
  • Leads group/classroom discussion and activities, including field trips.
  • Meets with individual clients, as needed, to establish a safe, healthy relationship for learning, problem-solving, and participating in community activities; makes referrals and coordinates client services with community agencies, as appropriate.
  • Prepares documentation of plans and activities to ensure compliance with contracts, and agency requirements.
  • Responsible for the primary supervision of youth engaged in services.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field; and
  • 1 year of related teaching or training experience;
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with databases; proficient level experience with Microsoft Office including, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must posses or be able to obtain a valid driver's license within 30 days.
  • Standard First-Aid and CPR Certification as required by individual program.
  • Per Department of Family and Protective Services contract, must be at least 21 years of age.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.