March 23, 2017 Leave a comment
One of the most common themes heard when talking with professionals, job seekers, and recent grads, is that that they are looking to be a part of an organization or company where they can grow.
And Youth Villages offers lots of different opportunities to grow – from tuition reimbursement and licensure supervision to promotion from within and health & wellness programs, and now: Life Coaching.
Meet Charity Jones, a staff recruiter for Youth Villages based out of the Jackson, Mississippi office. While on a daily basis she supports all of our Mississippi MYPAC programs by finding quality candidates to fill hiring needs and promoting Youth Villages across the state, Charity most recently has taken on an additional role as Life Coach.
The Leadership Development team at Youth Villages is another example of our commitment to helping employees grow. They provide a variety of leadership trainings for residential, community-based, and operations staff, including workshops around communication styles, project leadership, handling conflict, and time management. And they recently also piloted a program training YV leaders to become life coaches for other YV staff.
After going through training, Charity was matched with another YV staff in Memphis who wanted to benefit from a life coach. They meet once a week (by phone or video call) for an hour and will continue to meet for 10 weeks. They create a coaching plan based on the staff’s specific goals. These sessions can cover anything personal or professional such as how to achieve a better work/life balance, how to handle situations at work, relationships, or aspirations for the future, for example. The sessions are confidential and are not performance based, so the coachee can openly share and receive non-judgmental support from YV life coach who “gets” it.
Charity said she has really enjoyed this new role– partly for the new challenge and as a way for her to be a part of the larger Youth Villages community apart from her Mississippi team. Along with a Bachelors’ in Business Administration from Sterling College and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Belhaven University, Charity has also completed several internships with non-profits over the years, which has given her a strong focus and experience with leadership and development. And as she continues to grow and gain new skills, she’s able to help make Youth Villages stronger.
Looking to work in a place committed to your growth?
Check out all of our openings at www.youthvillages.org/joinourteam