The Project Prepare Career Specialist provides job readiness training, career counseling, and post-secondary support services to youth at multiple sites through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of the WIOA program in conjunction with other Youth Guidance Career Specialist(s) and Program Manager
- Coordinate recruitment and enrollment of program participants
- Assess participant’s job readiness and determine needs, provide career counseling, and assist participant with meeting long and short term employment and educational goals
- Provide individual and group-based career readiness training/workshops
- Develop and execute professional curricula related to job skills and post-secondary education
- Use labor market information and industry trends to help participants assess employment and educational opportunities
- Build relationships with potential employers and coordinate the placement of well-prepared youth into those opportunities
- Develop relationships with community partners and other stakeholders to support participant’s goals
- Coordinate supportive services and provide follow-up services to program participants.
- Prepare and maintain case file documentation throughout the duration of youth participation in the program, ensuring that data is entered in an accurate and timely manner
- Participates in agency and team trainings and meetings
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited college/university and minimum of three years of relevant social service experience required; Master’s degree in Social Work or related human service field preferred
- One year of youth engagement experience required
- Significant experience in providing job skills training or post-secondary supports to high school students and/or young adults required
- Experience with the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and/or Workforce Investment Act (WIA) contract preferred
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required
- Succinct and clear verbal and written communication skills required
- Proven track record of cultivating relationships with employers to provide quality jobs for program participants preferred
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and stand for sustained periods of time, frequently talk, hear, use hands and fingers to feel, handle and operate objects or controls, and occasionally stand, bend, stoop, kneel and crouch.
- The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, and viewing a computer terminal.
- The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The duties performed are primarily in a school setting. Occasional need for local travel.
Youth Guidance is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Youth Guidance does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law and is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity along all of these lines. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.