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Win (Women In Need) Specialist, Income Building Young Adult in Brooklyn, New York

Title of Position: Youth & Young Adult Specialist

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Social Services

Reports to: Director of Income Building

Salary: 26.22 per hour

Positions reporting to this position: None

Purpose of the Position

The Youth and Young Adult Specialist (YYAS) is responsible for providing support to youth and young adults seeking guidance in career development, job training, and entry level employment opportunities.

The individual in this position is responsible for coordinating programs targeted toward youth and young adults with a focus on job readiness, job placement services, and supplemental educational programs.


  • Actively engage youth and young adults through outreach, education, and providing job readiness and job placement advocacy.

  • Organize career development events including college information sessions and organize client participation in college fairs and tours.

  • Develop and coordinate employment readiness and resume writing workshops.

  • Research employer resources for youth including Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEP).

  • Collaborate with social service staff to ensure teens are receiving workshop and employment information.

  • Maintain current and accurate client data in the Uniform Client Chart.

  • Ensure youth participation in workshops, training programs, and employment events.

  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Services Department to develop a pool of volunteer tutors.

  • Commit to using evidence based practices (EBP), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Trauma Informed Care (TIC), family-centered case management, and boundary setting.

  • Attend shelter meetings, agency-wide meetings, and staff training (on site and off site) as directed by the manager.

  • Must work evenings, one Saturday each month, and holidays as scheduled.

  • Work closely with all relevant departments to assist and incorporate best practices for the engagement and support of the youth and young adults in Win’s transitional housing program.

  • Develop employment and internship opportunities by establishing community relationships.

  • Escort youth to job fairs and career events.

  • Conduct weekly meetings with current clients and maintain documentation of all services provided.

  • Perform other related job duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to ascend/descend stairs in the assigned building.

  • Must be able to escort clients to appointments and events using public transportation.


  • Commitment to Win’s mission, vision, and values.

  • BA/BS required plus two (2) years of successful practical experience in job placement and career coaching.

  • Previous experience working in a social services setting focusing on with homeless teens and young adults a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to partner with potential employers and individuals to develop appropriate services to youth and young adults.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook required.

  • Bilingual- English/Spanish a plus.

Core Competencies:

  • Leadership: Sets an example by following Win policies and procedures. Acts with a high degree of professionalism and has a good work ethic.

  • Facilitating Change: Delivers high quality results consistently.

  • Managing Performance: Interacts respectfully with clients and co-workers.

  • Applying and Developing Expertise: Works with the manager to develop and meet challenging but achievable goals. Understands consequences.

  • Communicating and Collaborating: Values the full spectrum of diversity and inclusion. Keeps the supervisor informed about progress and problems; avoids surprises.


Our most effective service to our community comes from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experience. As a result, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. Win actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.