Youth Employment Counselor -(Mt. Vernon, NY)
Company: Westhab, Inc.
Location: Mount Vernon
Posted on: January 25, 2023
JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE : Part Time Youth Employment
Specialist/ Case Manager (PT-YES/CM) DEPARTMENT : Employment
Services FLSA : Non-Exempt LOCATION : Mt Vernon, NY REPORTS TO :
Employment Service Coordinator SALARY: $40,000 to $50,000 per
yearSUMMARY : The Youth Employment Specialist/Case Manager has the
primary responsibility of providing a range of intensive case
management, employment readiness and supportive services to in and
out of school youth between the ages 14-24 with the City of Mt
Vernon and Yonkers, NY. The PT case manager will provide one on-one
supportive services to help recruit and retain 20
disadvantaged/at-risk youth who are preparing to join the
workforce. The PT Case Manager will assess basic needs, identify
barriers to employment, develop an Individual Service Plan to
address those barriers, and coordinate services to help youth
prepare for and secure vocational training/ jobs with a career
path. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Contact, receive and review referrals to the program from
community-based organizations, and government agencies, including
- Participate and coordinate outreach activities that include
making presentations to non-profit organizations, government
agencies, probation/parole staff and agencies, schools, and conduct
door to door outreach in the targeted neighborhood.
- Conduct program orientation and intake.
- Conduct individual needs assessments to identify strengths and
barriers by using a variety of interviewing techniques focusing on
the needs of the individual and family
- Develop an Individual Service Plan identifying barriers to
employment and action steps to address those barriers.
- Assist youth with completion of High School, alternative
schooling, a general equivalency degree, and/or vocational
- Facilitate an intense job readiness attitudinal training
component for out of school youth; coordinate leadership, community
service and mentoring opportunities.
- Track and evaluate youth participation in each program
- Meet with youth on an individual basis at least bi-weekly to
monitor progress in each program component; identify resources to
meet supportive service (i.e., tutoring) and review progress
towards goal attainment as identified on the Individual Service
Plan. EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
- Successful applicant must have strong written and verbal
communication skills; must be able to provide good customer
service, both in person and by telephone; must possess good
organizational skills and have a high attention to detail.
- The successful applicant must have the ability to handle
multiple tasks, prioritize work assignments, and maintain
- Requires a BA Degree in Human Services, Social Work and/or
other related fields. Masters Degree preferred.
- Must have at least 2 years of experience working with
disadvantaged/hard to serve adults or youth. In addition, to
excellent computer skills.
- Must have a strong commitment to young people and
re-orientating their lives, nurturing their leadership skills and
enable them to make a difference in their lives and communities, as
- Must be able to handle crisis situations with minimum
- Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
AGENCY PROFILE & EMPLOYEE EXPECTATIONS : Westhab is a
prominentcommunity development organization, providing housing and
supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable
members of our community each year. We are staffed by an
extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully
committed to our mission -Building Communities. Changing
Lives.Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all
staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that
we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We
are a results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and
impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only
be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that
come with joining this kind of team. (EOE) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA): The Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) ensures safe and healthful working conditions
to workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing
training, outreach, education and assistance. Westhab complies with
all applicableOSHAstandards, rules and regulations in addition to
keeping our workplaces free of serious recognized hazards. Powered
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