Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training, Employment-Related Services
4 Year Degree
YJC’s mission is success for young people in the workplace and in life. We work with 14-25 year old youth and young adults to define viable career goals and work to achieve them. We help youth in multiple ways: securing their first job, acquiring job readiness skills including interviewing and resume writing, working toward success in the workplace and long-term career planning. For participants experiencing barriers to success, we work with referral agencies to provide additional support.
YJC was founded in Evanston in 1983. Identifying an increase in participants commuting from Chicago, the agency incorporated an expansion into Chicago in its strategic direction in 2014. YJC currently has three offices in Chicago public high schools, and staff work with out-of-school youth, employers, and partner organizations throughout the city. The agency will increase services in Chicago in the coming years, while also growing the number of Evanston and Northshore young adults served.
YJC provides direct service programs to support youth and young adults to successfully move into the workplace. This position works closely with YJC’s Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program lead and the Retention Specialist, as part of the Career Pathways Team. The role of this position is to recruit, engage and support youth in YJC out of school youth (OSY) programs and implement a Customer Service training program.
Provide employment counseling, coaching, placement, and retention support for a caseload of youth ages 16-25.
Work with youth to identify interests, explore careers, sharing information about current labor market trends, and guide them toward goal-setting in alignment with their skills and needs.
In partnership with OSY staff Implement Customer Service Career Pathways training program.
Work in tandem with Career Pathways team to provide supports toward longer-term career planning and opportunities.
With YJC staff, employers, community organizations and school districts, recruit youth participants.
Work with Out of School Youth (OSY) team and YJC staff to ensure youth are enrolled in best-fit programs for which they are eligible.
Build and maintain relationships with nonprofit partners, employers, municipal partners and other organizations to recruit and support youth in programs; regularly attend outreach events.
Work closely with employers and partners, to identify opportunities and place eligible youth into placements, internships and more.
Report/record all participant activities in required databases including Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), and Career Connect and others.
Track and report all areas related to program enrollment, eligibility criteria, outcomes, activities, documentation, and other requirements.