Career Development Specialist
Company: Sheltering Arms
Posted on: November 22, 2022
Job Summary: This position is to ensure that all youth in foster
care age 14+ develop the necessary
skills to obtain and maintain employment during and after foster
care. As part of the Unlimited Potential
(UP!) team, this position will support the team's work by
facilitating and participating in workshops, team
meetings, events, and other tasks geared toward supporting youth as
they prepare to leave foster care.
Meet with all noncoached youth age 14+ to develop an individualized
career development and
Assist youth in creating an employment portfolio (i.e. resume,
cover letter, a list of references and
proof of skill sets).
Identify appropriate career exploration activities, training
programs, internships and job
Work with youth on budgeting, opening checking accounts, and
understanding the need to save.
Ensure that youth understand how to get to work, what to wear, how
to interview, how to be on
time and how to meet daily expectations while at work.
Create partnerships with employers, local businesses, and
Serve as the point person for the Columbia Workforce Program and
implement the YA-WORC
Track employment placement outcomes and retention for participants
and utilizing data to
improve the quality of services provided.
Provide on-going training to agency staff on career development
issues for foster youth.
Meet regularly with UP! Program Director for individual and group
Complete progress notes in CONNECTIONS and all required tasks in
Care4 in accordance with
agency standards for timely submission of documentation.
Help facilitate monthly workshops for youth.
Collaborate with case planning and other members of the UP! Team to
ensure the timely delivery
of high-quality services to youth.
Attend relevant agency-based and external training
Other duties that may be assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in relevant field
Must have experience working with youth in foster care.
Knowledge of NYC workforce development and child welfare
Ability to motivate participants toward full-time, entry-level
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel
Comfort traveling throughout NYC to provide services
Prior experience with facilitating training preferred
Keywords: Sheltering Arms, New Rochelle , Career Development Specialist, Other , Bronx, New York
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