GEM Peer Coach

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GEM Peer Coach Position Details

We are looking for a compassionate, flexible, and collaborative Peer Coach for our work-readiness training program, Growing Excellence in Marin (GEM). GEM is a vocational rehabilitation program in San Rafael that utilizes the garden environment to teach transferable work skills to people with disabilities.

Peer Coaches draw on their lived experience to support GEM clients in reaching their goals. This is the ideal position for someone who deeply cares about ICS’s mission, has experience (either personally or professionally) with people with disabilities, and loves to work in an outdoor environment. The focus of the role is to teach hard and soft skills to people with a variety of disabilities. 

This is a part-time 4-12 hours per week position, $12-$13.50/hr. Work locations will include the ICS office and the GEM garden site, both in San Rafael.


  • $25/month cell phone reimbursement plus expenses and gas mileage reimbursement

  • Paid sick days and paid bereavement leave

  • Paid holidays based on regularly scheduled work hours

  • One additional day of PTO each year


Job Coaching:

  • Model professionalism and a strong work ethic to clients

  • Train and instruct clients in hard and soft skills

  • Lead demonstrations of a range of garden activities


  • Bill/log client hours

  • Attend GEM staff meetings

  • Report observations of clients (at staff meetings and at the end of shift)


  • Mission-aligned: promotes diversity and is excited to work alongside people with disabilities

  • Adaptable: thrives in a fast-paced work environment, flexible in work schedule and assignments

  • Responsive: a proactive communicator who answers calls and emails in a timely manner

  • Accountable: takes responsibility for their actions and is open to constructive feedback

  • Self-managed: stays on top of assignments, appointments and calendar

  • Compassionate: approaches all situations with openness, positivity and curiosity


  • Candidates must possess strong interpersonal communication skills and be comfortable interacting with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

  • Willingness to be flexible in work schedule assignments.

  • Valid California driver's license with proof of insurance required, background check will be conducted


  • Lift 40lbs

  • Bend, stoop and kneel

  • Stand for up to 6hrs

  • Work outdoors and tolerate changes in weather

  • Walk on uneven terrain


After you apply, we’ll conduct an in-person interview with relevant staff/supervisors. After the interview, regardless of our decision we will be in touch with you promptly.

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