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The Guidance Center of Westchester Employment & Outreach Specialist in Mount Vernon, New York

Position: Employment & Outreach Specialist

Program/Department: Center for College & Careers

Reports To: CCC Director

Location: 256 Washington Street, Mount Vernon

Hours: Full-Time 35hrs per week, on site

Position Summary: The Center for College & Careers (CCC) is at the heart of our youth and young adult programs. The CCC transforms the lives of youth and young adults (ages 13-24) so they can pursue post-secondary education or start on a career track. CCC helps participants develop skills and confidence while creating opportunities for them to have successful futures in whatever path they choose. The Employment and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for securing internships and/or employment for WIOA participants, ages 16-24. The Employment and Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for interacting with businesses across Westchester County to identify partnership and career-building opportunities for program participants.

Responsibilities: The core duties and responsibilities of the Employment and Outreach Coordinator includes:

  • Identify participant's interests and career plans to recruit employers.

  • Develop employer contacts for placement of program participants.

  • Coordinate career workshops, evaluation, skill training, job-readiness training, resume building, interview techniques, and other activities related to employment (R.E.A.D.I)

  • Coordinate Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

  • Coordinate the construction training program, FutureWorks to FutureCareers.

  • Conduct on-site interviews with potential partners and employers.

  • Communicate with employers and make note of our expectations, their expectations, and participants' responsibilities.

  • Provide case management services to program participant’s.

  • Recruit at least 20 WIOA program participants.

  • Assist program participants in planning for construction training or employment.

  • Collect, review, prepare, and submit data and program reports.

  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate paid and non-paid work experiences for students.

  • Review/update program database OSOS weekly.

  • Follow-up with job coaching to ensure at least 3 months’ retention

  • Provide READI training and other career development workshops to program participants.

  • Support a high-performing culture aligned with TGCW core values and B.A.S.I.C Tenets: Balance, Accountability, Satisfaction, Inclusion, and Communication.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Education, Social Work, Sociology, or related field.

  • A passion and desire to work with, and advocate for, at-risk youth, many of whom may have multiple barriers to employment.

  • Excellent communication skills and counseling abilities.

  • Strong networking skills and ability to connect with professionals from different industries.

  • Knowledge in management and recruitment procedures.

  • Knowledge of labor market trends/requirements, and skills/abilities required in a wide variety of occupations.

  • Ability to engage and motivate disconnected youth.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to develop employment plans with program participants.

  • Proficiency is MS Office (MS Excel, MS PowerPoint).

  • Natural ability to be flexible, creative, and tech savvy.

  • Familiarity with Southern Westchester, specifically Mt. Vernon and New Rochelle.

Travel Requirements: 50%

Physical Requirements: These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to perform the job's essential functions successfully. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position, which are reviewed in each case.

We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: droyal at theguidancecenter.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed.

About Us:

The Guidance Center of Westchester's mission is to improve the well-being of people of all ages through innovative and effective programs that enable everyone to learn, work, and thrive.

TGCW offers essential and lasting support to those in our communities challenged by mental illness, substance use, poverty, and homelessness. We empower our participants to become active members of their community through education, treatment, housing, rehabilitative and vocational services. Founded in 1942, TGCW is a community-based nonprofit organization helping over 5,000 people each year. TGCW has an annual operating budget of $22 million and employs 250 people. We provide services to communities throughout Westchester County, with service sites in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Yonkers, and Peekskill.

Send Resumes To: Please apply via our website at www.theguidancecenter.org/employment.

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