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Workforce Empowerment Specialist

Company: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Workforce Empowerment Specialist - Careers At YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Career Opportunities with -YWCA Metropolitan Chicago A great place to work. Careers At YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Share with friends or Subscribe! Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Back To Openings Workforce Empowerment Specialist Department: Economic Empowerment Location: Chicago, IL
START YOUR APPLICATION Are you passionate about helping others? Do you want to unleash your purpose and potential? Come join our dynamic social service enterprise as we help over 200,000 individuals across the Chicagoland area. YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is the oldest and largest women's organization in the region, with a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. To learn more about the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, please visit our website at . As a Workforce Empowerment Specialist for the Economic Empowerment Institute, administered by the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, you will be responsible for providing guidance and direction to Workforce Program Participants as they unleash their purpose and potential in identifying and pursuing sustainable career pathways that provide economic and quality-of-life advancements. The person in this position provides coaching, professional development and empowerment plans that help participants identify their motivators, strengths, competencies, job readiness needs, potential career challenges and available community support enrolled in workforce career pathway programs. The Workforce Empowerment Specialist is a full-time, exempt position, reporting directly to the Manager of Innovation Technology Institute - COLLABORATES WITH: The Workforce Empowerment Specialist manages relationships with the Economic Empowerment staff, program members; other YWCA staff members; employers and community representatives. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Coaching, Client Development, and Empowerment Plans Create and implement empowerment plans that incorporate coaching tools in the assessments of motivators, strengths, competencies, job readiness needs, potential challenges, community support, etc. Facilitate ongoing learning to foster the development of skills, behaviors, critical thinking, self-reflection and coach ability in support of the achievement of the empowerment plan goals and objectives. Identify strategic solutions and action plans to fill in the gaps between the plan objectives and current reality. Establish specific, measurable, attainable plan results and a timeline for their achievement. Engage in regularly scheduled possibility partnership conversations to celebrate accomplishments, assess progress, create next steps, and identify/remove obstacles Outreach Attend program-sponsored and donor-related events such as open houses, monthly tours, tri-quarterly seminar series, meetings, trainings, etc. to expand diversity and numbers of potential clients served, as well as potential employment opportunities for participants. Identify and prioritize job placement targets for clients Strategize with the Manager in identifying innovative recruiting and service delivery activities to support program expansion Evaluation Produce monthly reports that document all direct service activities and outcomes. Job-start verifications, Retention substantiations and Contractual placements Professional Development Understand the required elements to deliver a state-of-the art, strengths-based coaching model Engage in continuous learning to enhance coaching skills and awareness of career opportunities and marketplace needs QUALIFICATIONS : One - three years of experience in providing vocational coaching/case management services. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong relationship-building skills. Keen project planning and organizing skills, with an ability to support people being accountable for results. Initiative driven, with insightful, creative, solutions-oriented problem solving skills. Adept at giving and receiving developmental feedback, with keen listening abilities EDUCATION REQUIRED: A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline (human services, vocational counseling, sociology, social services, psychology, etc.) or equivalent training and experience WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. This position may require work on some evenings and weekends. Schedule can vary depending on the needs of the agency. Annual Pay Range: $50,000- $55,000 - BENEFITS OVERVIEW:

  • Generous amount of PTO & Sick Leave,12 Observed holidays, & Floating Holidays
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, & 401(k)
  • Flexible Benefits - employee, dependent, commuter & HSA
  • Employee Assistance Program (24/7)
  • YWCA Retirement Fund (after completion of 2 years of service)
  • Pet Insurance
  • 37.5 hour work week MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY DISCLOSURE: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago requires all staff to be "fully vaccinated" against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. An individual is considered "fully vaccinated" two weeks after receipt of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or two weeks after receipt of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Candidates who are offered a position must provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. Individuals in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief, or as otherwise required by law, must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to HR. YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. YWCA Metropolitan Chicago will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. ***This job description is not intended to represent a complete list of all duties and responsibilities. There may be unplanned activities and other duties assigned.*** START YOUR APPLICATION
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