The Youth Employment Coordinator performs varied duties in assisting qualified youth, ages 16 – 24, with securing and maintaining employment. Builds effective relationships with local corporations, non-profit and government organizations and community partners to identify employment opportunities and to promote qualified youth participants. Facilitates and ensure program goals through the development and implementation of strategies designed to meet the desired outcomes of the program. Position works under general supervision, and requires exercising of independent judgment. Ability to work mornings and travel between the Clearwater and St Pete location are a must!
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
· Develops and maintains relationships with local employers to identify employment, job shadowing or internships opportunities, develop Paid Work Experience agreements and to promote youth participants to employers
· Performs assessment of the work readiness skills of participants and conducts activities to enhance motivation and improve communication skills
· Interviews and evaluates students eligibility for the program, and provides information on program participation requirements
· Screens participants’ work history and qualifications against employer skill requirements
· Works directly with youth to provide one on one job coaching and job skill development that will assist youth in maintaining long term employment
· Provides follow-up services to ensure employment retention
· Responds to and resolves customer/employer conflicts
· Updates registrations in MIS to ensure they are full, current and complete
· Documents job referrals and follow up activities in MIS
· Monitors student’s progress and prepares reporting correspondence for related files and records
· Meets specific program goals with customer satisfaction and job placement being the ultimate outcome
· Performs other duties as needed to meet grant contractual agreement.
Excellent presentation and public speaking skills and pleasant manner working with people.
Ability to review job applications and requirements and match skill sets of individuals with job requirements. Knowledge of online job exchange systems and the use of keyword search engines and spidering technology. Knowledge of Federal & State laws and regulations relating to public employment services, the Workforce Investment Act, and other One-Stop Career Center programs incorporated through Florida’s Workforce Innovation Act of 2000. Excellent writing ability. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Working knowledge of teacher and student experiences in public education
· College degree is preferred but not necessary. Two (2) years of experience in recruitment and/or placement services preferably with youth.
The physical demands described herein 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 to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions. This position may require a flexible schedule to include possible evening and weekend hours. This position will travel in-county and possible travel out of the county.