Position description and duties:

The Youth Career Coach represents JVS SoCal in the community and seeks opportunities to expand partnerships and opportunities for In-School and Out-of-School Youth. You will work directly with youth identified as “at-risk” and “high risk” between 14 – 24 years of age, helping build confidence and increase employability skills.

Some duties are:

  • Meet weekly, quarterly, and yearly program goals.
  • Provide professional and skilled assessments, career guidance, resume assistance and employment preparation services to candidates.
  • Updates agency database.
  • Upload eligibility documents to the Cal-jobs portal and provides client tracking reports to management.
  • Conduct cold calls and  develop new job leads for assigned clients.
  • You will work as part of a team and independently to reach Agency stated objectives and goals, and will represent the Agency at public events.
  • Lead presentations and assist job seeker and job readiness skills.
  • Facilitate the Los Angeles Performance Partnership Pilot (LAP3) meetings for the Antelope Valley AJCC’s.
  • Develop and update Individual Service Plans as per the requirements of the WIOA funded Youth Program in order to guide participant workforce services, including employment placement both subsidized and unsubsidized.
  • Obtain employment verifications and provide client progress notes and data for case files.
  • Conduct orientations for participants in accordance with program requirements of the WIOA and funded Youth Program.
  • Guide participants towards the acquisition of skills and credentials including tracking attendance, supporting career interests, and responding to barriers to success.
  • Perform other record keeping and participant case file management including case file compliance, case notes, performance outcomes, activities, supportive services, incentives, stipends, and participant internship payroll.
  • Coordinate and track referrals for needs such as housing supports, mental/behavioral health services, participant identification, food stamps and other public benefits.
  • Develop external community resources and education regarding sexual health/family planning, financial literacy/banking, and other needed services for participants to ensure success towards meeting goals.
  • Facilitate individual assessment, case planning; vocational/educational activities, and outcomes planning; Implement Individual Service Plans (ISP). Develop Individualized Employment Plan (IEP) and Individual Service Strategy (ISS).
  • Provide individual and group instruction in employment readiness, job search and retention skills
  • Conduct outreach and recruitment for eligible clients.
  • Assist in the development of client educational pathways via collaborations with vocational training providers that lead to postsecondary credentials in high-growth industries.
  • Facilitate additional programs and duties designed by Division Deputy Director or Supervisor to achieve success of programs and meet JVS-SoCal mission.

 

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Education, Psychology, Sociology or related field, or 60  units of college credit, or equivalent experience.
  • At least 1 year of related working experience with high-risk, at risk, probation, foster care, and/or low-income youth and/or parents.
  • Experience working with diverse communities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail in documentation.
  • Must  have passion for youth and a zeal for seeing them succeed.
  • Experience making cold calls and developing new job leads for assigned clients, a plus.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently, meet deadlines, meet performance and encourage others to excel.
  • Candidate must have experience building successful working relationships with a diverse range of individuals and ability to research, process and organize a variety of information applicable to youth services.
  • Responsible for cultivating for-profit and non-profit relationships with employment hiring departments to place youth candidates.
  • Proficiency in Windows/Microsoft Office environment.
  • Occasionally work evenings and weekends.

 

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.

 

Education/Experience

Minimum:

  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Education, Psychology, Sociology or related field, or 60 units of college credit, or equivalent experience.
  • At least 1 year of related working experience with high-risk, at-risk, probation, foster care, and/or low-income youth and/or parents.
  • Experience working with diverse communities.
  • Attention to detail in documentation.
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license, excellent driving record, and auto insurance.

Preferred

  • Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Education, Psychology, Sociology or related field.
  • Bilingual in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, or Spanish.
  • Experience with group facilitation, & group presentations & case management.
  • Sensitivity and awareness for youth culture, diversity, and youth inclusion concepts including the principles and  practices of youth development.
  • Experience working with youth and/or young adults in an education, workforce, or social service setting  preferred.
  • Knowledge of CalJOBS preferred.

 

EOE. Good benefits.

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

 

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.