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Youth Employment Specialist

Company: Central States SER
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Primary Objectives of Position: Develop and maintain employer partners for placement for qualified youth participants and for opportunities to create Work-Based Learning, Paid Work Experience opportunities. Provide comprehensive case management services to a caseload of participants to enable them to reach their short- and long-term education and employment goals. Plan and coordinate hiring youth events. Achieve performance goals for the program as set forth by the program contract. Essential Job Functions: Develop and maintain employer partners for job placement opportunities. Identify Paid Work Experience employer partners and facilitate create of Paid Work Experience component of programming. Develop and maintain a working knowledge of program legislation and the local policies related to program expectations and performance outcomes. Determine eligibility and suitability for program services before enrolling participants into programming. Implement and support ongoing recruitment and intake activities for program participants. Create and maintain active caseload of program participants. Assist participants in identifying vocational goals. Develop Individual Services Strategies for participants based on formal and informal assessment data and enter plan data into participant database. Refer customer to job search, work experience, training or other appropriate activities based on individual assessment. Facilitate Job Readiness, Career Development and other workshops related to employment including resume development, interviewing, job search, soft skills development, etc. Generate reports to measure progress towards placement goals Maintain customer case management records in electronic and paper file. Provide crisis intervention and referral services as necessary. Identify, develop and maintain community, employer and local stakeholder partnerships for programming. Participate in community events and activities to market and support initiatives. Perform all other business, educational and community service duties as assigned. Plan and coordinate one youth hiring event per month. Other Job Duties: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be requested to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that the job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. It is also understood that the company reserves the right to change work schedules as required, including overtime . Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree (preferably in Human Services, Business, or Education area) or equivalent experience Experience: Minimum of 1-year experience in Youth Services. Previous experience in the employment/training field preferred. Skills/Abilities: Ability to establish rapport with, and motivate disadvantaged participants to participate in work activities. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills. Ability to organize and prioritize tasks. Excellent keyboarding skills with good accuracy. Computer literacy and comfort working in a variety of internet based systems. Basic knowledge and working skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to work in a professional environment. Knowledge of Youth Development practices. Additional Requirements: Must have valid driver's license and adequate vehicle insurance coverage. Bilingual Spanish-English required. For our North Riverside Location Company Description Welcome to Central States SER Central States SER (SER) is a workforce development and education organization that believes in the potential of each and every individual. Since our inception in 1987, SER has assisted thousands of marginalized and disadvantaged residents from across the City of Chicago and suburban Cook County in achieving their career and academic goals through quality employment, education and training programs. We help some of the hardest-to-reach youth and adults --- people trying to improve their lives but who are at risk of slipping through the cracks. At SER we do everything it takes to help our customers succeed. Illinois operations are part of the Unified SER Family. SER's parent company is SER Metro Detroit, which has subsidiaries in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas. The Illinois Operations has two entities, Central States SER , Jobs for Progress, Inc, which is a 501 c 3 nonprofit and SERCO, Inc which is a for-profit and is licensed to do business in Illinois and is a subsidiary of SER Metro Detroit.

Keywords: Central States SER, Chicago , Youth Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Chicago, Illinois

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