Provides core, intensive and career/employment services to customers and clients for the MassHire Lowell Career Center at the Youth Build location. To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to work in a fast paced, multi-cultural environment assisting young adults and adults with any and all of their / job search/job placement/educational needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop /manage participants and job worksites for eligible young adults in eligible young adult employment programs including recruitment of participants and worksites. Maintain community relationships.
Supervise worksites and young adult caseload on a regular basis, communicate to management any problematic occurrences and document information into data bases.
Develop and facilitate job readiness, employment skills and life skills workshops for participants.
Assist young adults in the development of a Case Management Plan/Individualized Service Plan to include identification of any potential barriers, and necessary supportive services. Work closely with families to identify and build upon strengths and develop strategies to address barriers and concerns.
Provide Emergency response management to addresses any crises or safety issues that arise.
Provide ongoing career counseling and direct job placement services to young adults 14-24 and utilize occupational, educational and labor market information to aid the young adults in making and carrying out a plan for both short term and long-term goals that will lead to self-sufficiency.
Assist young adults with the achievement of career/educational/employment goals related to their skills, interests and abilities. Work collaboratively to ensure coordination of services.
Must be detailed oriented, ability to multi task and prioritize various job duties as assigned in a busy, multicultural Young Adult Career Center environment.
Case manage program participant caseload and data enter into appropriate databases accurate detail-oriented documentation of services, referrals, incidents, case notes and assessments in compliance with State and agency policies and procedures.
Accompany and/or transport participants to appointments as necessary. Assist in arranging appointments if needed.
Complete intake and assessments with each participant, which may involve a wide array of service including housing, education, schooling, parenting, legal issues, etc. with a focus on employment opportunities.
Maintain the structure and policies of the program through orientation or participants, reviewing program rules and policies and case management visits.
Represents Career Center at community meetings involving young adult issues.
Uphold the Values of the MassHire Lowell Career Center as well at CTI, YouthBuild Services.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Undergraduate Degree desired in the areas of Education, Counseling, Social Work, or Human Services. Five to three years experience working with Young Adults particularly those who are court/gang involved. Knowledge of local area community based organizations, supportive service agencies and educational institutions desired. Minimum one-year assessment, advocacy and case management work in a Human Service field required.
Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish, English/Khmer, English/Portuguese) preferred, as well as the ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals and federal and state regulations. Applicants must be able to present in a professional manner all YouthBuild/LCC young adult program information, employment and work readiness practices to management, federal and state representatives as well as social service agencies.
Salary Range: $43,279.60 (min) to $50,714.56 (max) annual
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