Work with Bread of Life Mission (BOLM) program participants to navigate BOLM Life Change Program developing an individualized life transformation plan. Share Christ through relationship. Be a safe and comforting presence in common areas, and an available resource for those in crisis.


JOB TITLE: Life Coach         

DEPARTMENT:  Operations 

REPORTS TO:  Operations Director         

BFOQ: Faith-aligned/Christian 

STATUS: Hourly Non-Exempt 



ORGANIZATION: Bread of Life Mission is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor, and needy of Washington State without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, or religion. BOLM staff works to bring hope, healing, and recovery to Seattle’s homeless through a Christ-Centered approach, impacting Seattle one life at a time. Every position is essential to the fulfillment of our ministry purpose. 


SUMMARY OF POSITION: Work with Bread of Life Mission (BOLM) program participants to navigate BOLM Life Change Program developing an individualized life transformation plan. Share Christ through relationship. Be a safe and comforting presence in common areas, and an available resource for those in crisis. 


  • Maintain a caseload of program participants, assisting each in developing their own Life Change plan toward a healthy addiction-free life, living wage employment, and stable housing.  

  • Identify individual needs and goals, connecting program participants with Support Staff, to acquire needed services and resources. 

  • Exercise a ministry of presence on the BOLM campus, engaging program participants in relationships and promoting spiritual wellbeing. 

  • Meet with each program participant on caseload at least once every week to encourage and coach along the Life Change Program: reviewing goals, exploring options, and assessing progress. 

  • Complete intakes and assessments: Communicate program guidelines, rules, and expectations, gather personal details and input to database. 

  • Lead the Guest Care Committee process, scheduling weekly meetings, building the agenda, and forming priority discussion topics to address program participant progress and goals. 

  • Write and deliver letters to the program participants that explain program goals, discipline, and accomplishments. 

  • Lead Support Groups, Bible Studies and teach program classes as assigned. 

  • Provide crisis intervention, de-escalation and debriefing in situations of conflict, stress, and trauma. 

  • Collaborate with other staff to provide a seamless approach to BOLM Life Change Program. 

  • Collaborate with Development to communicate program participant successes and schedule interviews. 

  • Maintain current and complete case notes and records for each assigned program participant. Input in the database in prompt, concise, factual, and consistent manner. 

  • Collaborate and cooperate with DSS and the court system, assisting our program participants, as necessary. 

  • Participate in or lead multi-agency team meetings as needed regarding program participant progress and challenges. Consult with partner agencies as needed. 

  • Maintain records of meetings, guest medical appointments, court appearances, and other appointments required for guests to make a successful transition to stable housing.  

  • Assist guests with budgets, debt management, job applications, overcoming housing barriers, housing applications, and other needs.  

  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Committed Christian with a heart to serve and assist the mentally ill, poor, addicted, and disenfranchised. 

  • Able and willing to share in word and action the transforming message of the Gospel. 

  • Relates to professionals and clinicians in many disciplines, consumers, other community agencies and the public. 

  • Knowledge of the community, other agencies, and resources 

  • Experience working with SMI/SA and homeless population. 

  • Knowledge of motivational interviewing. 

  • Experience providing case management and resource coordination in a complex, multi-agency environment. 

  • Knowledge of strengths-based therapy approach and trauma informed care 

  • Computer literate, proficient in Word, Excel, internet, and email 

  • Organized, patient, and solution oriented.   

  • Able to maintain a positive, professional, Christ-like manner with all donors, staff, guests, and volunteers. 

  • Must agree with and work towards achieving the goals and objectives of Bread of Life Mission. 

  • Agrees with and carries out responsibilities in accordance with the Mission’s policies that are included in Bread of Life Mission Directives, Code of Conduct, Statement of Faith, and Mission Statement. Willingly sign a confidentiality agreement. 

  • Able to teach and motivate others – articulate and patient.  

  • Computer literate – proficient in Word, Excel, internet, and email applications 

  • Stewardship mindset, excellent manager of time and resources, detail oriented 

  • Reliable, trustworthy, and open to learning new ways of doing things and enhancing existing skill set. 

  • Highly ethical, able, and willing to maintain confidentiality. 



  • Bachelor's Degree, preferred, in relevant field. 

  • Minimum of 2 years related experience with increasing responsibilities. 

  • Experience using database management tools. 

  • The ability to work in a team setting and work independently. 

  • Previous experience working with homeless, addicted, mentally ill, desirable. 

  • Bi-lingual a plus. 


  • Requires working with a diverse population, many of whom struggle with homelessness, addiction, and mental illness – Continuously. 

  • The environment may be odorous due to lack of personal hygiene and intoxication of guests – Frequently. 

  • Able to lift up to 20lbs – Occasionally.  

  • Climbing stairs – Frequently  

  • Extended periods of sitting – Occasionally/Frequently 

  • Able to think, read, speak, see, and hear – Continuously. 

  • Valid WA state driver’s license, record acceptable to BOLM insurance carrier.  



Bread of Life Mission is a privately funded 501(c)3 Christian ministry. It is the policy of Bread of Life to grant equal opportunities for employment to all qualified persons without regard to age, race, color, national origin, military, gender, genetic characteristic, marital status, unemployment, domestic violence, or any other applicable grounds prohibited by law.  Our designated purpose is religious. We consider every position essential in the fulfillment of our ministry and Mission Statement.  As such, each employee must have a relationship with Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.  All employees must: 

  • Be able and willing to share the Gospel and participate in the ministry activities of Bread of Life. 

  • Subscribe to Bread of Life’s Statement of Faith and Qualifications for Employment upon hire and continuously while employed. 

  • Adhere to the Bread of Life Employee Handbook. 



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