The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to end mass incarceration. To ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and whole, ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. Through our grassroots policy advocacy, we are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system so that it is more just and equitable for all people. Learn more at: www.antirecidivism.org.   



ARC is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Life Coach to join its Lorena Street Transitional Housing Program in East Los Angeles, CA; a 36-bed California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) funded re-entry program for individuals who have served longer-term sentences. This is a full-time position that supports members in obtaining an optimal quality of life, we believe in the notion of “thriving, not surviving” and our Life Coaches must embody this as well. This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator and works a schedule that is based on the needs of the members/caseload. This position’s schedule will also include some weekends and holidays.   

The Life Coach will be focused on providing life skills by assessing needs, providing case management, and providing appropriate referrals as needed. This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated multi-tasker with a strong case-management and/or residential services provision background. Lived experience with a passion and commitment to social justice reform preferred.   



  • Work in collaboration with the Program Coordinator and member services team members, to create a comprehensive schedule of activities specific to each member to include, but not limited to employment, education, recreation, physical/mental health, spiritual growth, life skills, and/or any other activities to enhance the well-being of the member.    
  • Maintain familiarity with current and new contracts to ensure compliance with funding source performance targets and deliverables.  
  • Document case notes, individual service plans, intakes, group notes, incident reports, etc.  
  • Case manage members to ensure all goals/needs are being met and documented into required databases weekly.   
  • Ensure that members comply with member agreements and house guidelines.  
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all members, staff, and guests/visitors. Support guest/visitor policy and intervene where necessary to maintain compliance.  
  • Help to develop and maintain support groups, activities, and mentorship programs within the housing community.  
  • Attend all ARC staff meetings, case conferences, organizational gatherings, retreats, and conferences as requested.  
  • Oversee/facilitate regular member meetings on-site in collaboration with team members.    
  • Outreach to members through regular in-person visits, providing one-on-one meetings, and facilitating groups with members, to support positive member growth.  
  • Coordinate care and interventions with member services team members when signs of members falling off education/employment/program responsibilities are observed.  
  • Provide education, support, and referrals to residents about available support if determined to be beyond the scope of the ARC Transitional Housing Program.   
  • Refer individual and group counseling to members through available therapy.   
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.  



Minimum qualifications:    

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; High School diploma or equivalent minimum with 2 years experience providing case management with a similar population.  
  • At least 2 years of experience with criminal justice or related population.   
  • Experience with case file documentation, group documentation, and creating case management plans.   
  • Residential experience preferred.   
  • Valid California Driver’s License and insurable by ARC’s carrier.  
  • This position requires clearance from CDCR.  
  • Keyboard data entry is required.      


The Life Coach at the Lorena Street Transitional Housing Program should also have the following experience and attributes:   

  • Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail oriented.  
  • Excellent people and communication skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.  
  • Strong and effective problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.  
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.   
  • Passionate about the ARC mission.  



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.    



  • $21.63-24.04 per hour  
  • ARC pays 75% of medical/dental/vision benefits for individuals; 50% for dependents.   
  • Employer-funded life insurance.   
  • 10 paid vacation days, and 6 paid sick days.   



To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to HR@arc-ca.org with “Lorena Life Coach” in the subject line.   

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Anti-Recidivism Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.