The Summer Career & Life Skills Coach oversees the day-to-day activities of service delivery to youth participating in the Summer Youth employment program. This position ensures that the Worksite Supervisor completes and submits documentation in a timely manner. The Coach will serve as the main liaison with employers to ensure youth are placed appropriately.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Interact with and lead a group of youth participants from varied social and educational backgrounds. Youth will range in age from 14 to 21 years old. Group leadership includes participant supervision, training, counseling as well daily record keeping of activities.
- Interface with a variety of workforce development partners to include employers, community-based partners, parents, mentors, etc.
- Perform career case management and organize integrated services to include the development of Individual Development Plans to access skills and interests and set goals and make appropriate worksite placements
- Coordinate and deliver career-based curriculum, programs, and daily activities for assigned youth group
- Coordinate the development of youth employability skills based on employer requests. Oversee the work experience process to include job placement and youth retention. Make regularly scheduled worksite visits in order to monitor the youth placed, foster business relationships and proactively address any employer concerns and/or questions.
- Coordinate appropriate services for youth with special needs.
- Collect, review, and submit the time and attendance reports for the youth.
- Organize and maintain written or computerized records and other forms of information in a systematic process. Organize program data and produce reports as necessary.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a human service, social behavior, career guidance, education, counseling, case management or related field preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience working with youth.
- 3 years of experience working with youth development programs
- Or, any equivalent combination of training and experience specified above
Possess a valid driver’s license
Willing to submit to a background check and a pre-employment drug screen
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of counseling methods and techniques; human behavior and performance; medical and mental disabilities of youth served; principles and procedures for training development and instruction.
- Must have strong communication and organizational skills.
- Knowledge of various social media and internet tools that can be used to supplement and enhance core career curriculum
- Proficient in the Microsoft’s Office Suite computer programs
- Knowledge of business English, spelling, grammar, automated office skills
- Knowledge of general office procedures and of the importance of confidentiality as it pertains to program rules and regulations
- Knowledge of reasonable ADA accommodations that may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- Ability to develop actions and implement solutions on individual and group levels
- Knowledge of resources available that may be beneficial to the participant and/or their family.