JVS -SoCal offers hope and opportunity to our diverse community through job training, mentoring and education, combined with expert career guidance and employer partnerships, transforming lives and empowering individuals to achieve dignity and independence.

Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager, Youth Career Coach Lead will oversee Youth@Work staff in the provision of comprehensive case management services, including assessments, career counseling/ development and Job development and placement to eligible qualified Adults and Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) under the WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Title 1 and the meeting of program measures, goals and outcomes. Will also carry a small case load. This position will be in Lancaster, CA.

Position description and duties:

  1. Develop and maintain a monitoring and evaluation to ensure program performance measures and outcomes are met and goals achieved. Conduct on site visits to area offices to provide technical assistance and develop outreach and recruitment activities to support grant plan, program goals and objectives.
  2. Outreach and partner with local CBO’s and Regional AJCC’s to achieve collaborative efforts, such as connecting youth to employers, training providers, colleges, employers, worksites, mandated partners, and other community resources. Facilitate monthly LAP3 Collaboration Meeting on monthly basis to bridge gaps for youth services in Antelope Valley.
  3. Schedule and conduct participant application/interview to determine eligibility for Youth@Work program and provide supportive services may include food, gas, and transportation as deemed a necessary and enter services in the database system, case note, and collect documentation.
  4. Review financial, statistical, and quarterly narratives to make necessary recommendations affecting performance and attainment of performance measures, outcomes and program goals as outlined in the grant plan.
  5. In conjunction with Associate Director, monitor financial, revised budgets as necessary, offers recommendations for additional areas of program development and any opportunity for program enhancements including supportive services activities.
  6. Conduct a variety of assessments to identify barriers and needs, advise on available community training resources, assist in determining realistic training goals in alignment with local labor market information and employment trends and create an IEDP (Initial Employment Development Plan) that includes goal development and timelines for acquiring skills through education or training and specific actions steps leading to self-sufficiency.
  7. Conducts job-readiness assessments and/or coordinate/perform workshops, provide employment trends that identify job sectors in high demand and high growth areas within the community.
  8. Work with schools, employers, and training providers to ensure that participants are making progress and attending regularly.
  9. Document, in a timely manner, all contacts via CalJOBS system and maintain participant case files, to include documentation of services provided, outcomes, educational scores/assessments, certificates, measurable skills gained, credential attainment, OJT and Work Experience contracts, timesheets, case notes, and electronic signatures on all required case documents.
  10. Liaison between program staff and Associate Director with analysis and interpretation of state and federal legislation that impacts policy and/or procedures and recommends program policy and procedural updates/changes.
  11. Plan, schedule and conduct employer contacts to promote partnership for full employment and employer incentives and when necessary, initiate additional selection and referral procedures to meet employer’s needs such as tie-in advertising, on site interviews or other special recruitment’s efforts.
  12. Collect, revise and maintain a statewide Community Resource Directory of agencies offering a
    variety of services to WIOA and Youth@Work participants and coordinate with these agencies available to participants, including availability of accessing education/training opportunities, job placement and retention services.
  13. Assist in developing regional community networks including workforce centers that will support target populations and conducts presentations and collaboration meeting statewide with community stakeholders.
  14. Network with regional WIOA centers and partners to keep abreast of local job openings and refer Adults, Youth, Veterans, Dislocated Workers, and explore opportunities for co-enrollment based on funding availability.
  15. Develop and maintain contact with employers and other employer organization agencies to create a regional and/or local network that will potentially hire program participants and allow for negotiations of On-the-Job-Training (OJT) Contracts, paid/unpaid internships, pre-apprenticeships/apprenticeships, transitional jobs, job shadowing, and Incumbent Worker Training (IWT).
  16. Quality assurance on work experience standard operating procedures, if appropriate and design contracts for such activities with the participant and the employer, identifying skills and training needs to be provided.
  17. Prepares and attends meetings, seminars, workshops, training sessions and perform other duties as

Qualifications & Requirements:

  1. AA Degree in social science, human services or related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. 5 years’ experience in case management or 2 years equivalent experience may be substituted with 2 years of education.
  3. Travel and work irregular/flexible hours including on call evening hours.
  4. Able to communicate in both English/Spanish. PREFERRED
  5. Basic computer skills; good oral and written communications skills.
  6. Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and organization skills
  7. Must have a car, valid driver’s license and adequate auto insurance.

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

Must be able to operate standard office equipment. Some lifting and carrying of files and significant fine finger dexterity. The job requires 50% sitting, 30% walking and 20% standing. This job is performed in a clean and healthy office environment. The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the job functions. Reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

EOE. Good benefits.

Email resume and cover letter to . Subject line: AV Youth Career Coach – Lead

About JVS SoCal:

Founded in 1931, JVS-SoCal is a nonprofit, non-sectarian social service agency, providing job training, career services, mentoring and placement assistance to diverse and multicultural populations, transforming lives and empowering individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment. JVS SoCal currently serves 40,000 to 50,000 clients annually at over 20 locations throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties.