Youth Career Coach

Department: AJCC
Location: Antelope Valley
Specialty: Youth
Supervised By: Program Manager, Associate Director of AJCC
Supervises: N/A
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Salary: $21.50 / hour
Union: N/A


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. This position assists youth to build confidence and increase employability skills.


  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Education, Psychology, Sociology or related field, or 60 units of college credit, or equivalent experience and/or 2-3 years of experience working 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
  • Must be willing be open to working some evenings and weekends.
  • Proficiency in Window/Microsoft Office environment; occasionally work evenings and weekends.


  • Meets weekly, quarterly, and yearly program goals.
  • Provides 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.
  • Works directly with youth identified as “at-risk” and “high risk” youth high needs ages 14 – 24 years of age.
  • Conducts cold calls and develop new job leads for assigned clients.
  • Conducts presentations and assist job seeker and job readiness skills.
  • Facilitates the Los Angeles Performance Partnership Pilot (LAP3) meetings for the Antelope Valley AJCC’s.
  • Develops and updates 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 un-subsidized.
  • Obtains employment verifications and provides client progress notes and data for case files.
  • Conducts orientations for participants in accordance with program requirements of the WIOA and funded Youth Program.
  • Guides participants towards the acquisition of skills and credentials including tracking attendance, supporting career interests, and responding to barriers to success.
  • Performs 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.
  • Coordinates and tracks referrals for needs such as housing supports, mental/behavioral health services, participant identification, food stamps and other public benefits.
  • Develops 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.
  • Facilitates individual assessment, case planning; vocational/educational activities, and outcomes planning; Implement individual service plans (ISP).
  • Develops Individualized Employment Plan (IEP) and Individual Service Strategy (ISS).
  • Provides individual and group instruction in employment readiness, job search and retention skills
  • Conducts outreach and recruitment for eligible clients.
  • Assists in the development of client educational pathways via collaborations with vocational training providers that lead to post-secondary credentials in high growth industries.
  • Facilitates additional programs and duties designed by Division Deputy Director or Supervisor to achieve success of programs and meet JVS SoCal mission.


While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: stand for extended periods; sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height.  Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to visually inspect work.  Manual dexterity to operate computer and other office equipment required.

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

EOE. Good benefits.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to . Subject line: Youth Career Coach – Antelope Valley

JVS SoCal is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, genetic information or any other protected status.

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.