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Career Specialist

Urban Resource Institute Elmont, NY

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, medical, vision,
Job Description

Job Description

Founded in 1980, Urban Resource Institute (URI) is committed to the vision of a world free of domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and trauma, where individuals, families, and communities are safe, stable, and thriving. URI works across the spectrum of prevention, intervention and services to empower individuals, families, and communities, particularly communities of color and other disenfranchised populations, to increase their safety and resiliency. URI is the oldest licensed provider of domestic violence shelter and services in New York State, with 40 years of impact capped in the last five years with significant achievements and expansion leading to its position as the largest provider of domestic violence shelter services in the country. This expansion has afforded URI the ability to serve individuals who have traditionally experienced barriers to accessing shelter services, such as singles and families with pets.

The Career Specialist will participate as a member of a team of educational, employment-readiness and job placement specialists to deliver its Educational Initiative and Pathways programs financial literacy curriculum and to facilitate placement into living wage jobs and jobs of the future. The economic empowerment team will utilize a trauma-informed and strengths-based lens to provide both individual and group support to clients and identify and build relationships with appropriate community partners. The Career Specialist will assist clients of the Economic Empowerment Program in their career development. The position will facilitate group workshops on career development and provide individual coaching and support. They will assess vocational needs and refer to Job Developer.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a related human services field, with two years of delivering career readiness services to survivors of domestic violence. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • 3-5 years’ experience preferably in a domestic violence or other related setting with experience work with domestic violence survivors on an individual basis. 1-2 years working with survivors of domestic violence in a vocational and/or educational capacity.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strengths-based employment readiness assessments and plans with individual members based on their interests, skills and goals to support them in developing a career pathway to living wage employment.
  • Plan and facilitate trauma-informed trainings on employment readiness, skill-building with members, including resume and cover letter writing, job search and interview skills.
  • Provide individual assessments to discover strengths for and barriers to employment and develop a Career/Employment Service Plan for all clients upon entry to the program.
  • Provides individual supportive trauma-informed counseling related to career and/or internship skills, general support, and employment retention.
  • Meet with clients on a regular basis to provide support to the client throughout their time in the program.
  • Conduct case conferences with team members, as needed, to further individual’s progress toward employment goals.
  • Provide internal and external referrals as needed.
  • Meet weekly with Director for supervision and perform other duties assigned by the Director.
  • Attend training seminars.
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings and in training seminars conducted to enhance and develop one’s skills.
  • Accurately track metrics in selected data base of employers and related data and other duties as may be assigned by the Program Director. Enter data on a timely basis and assist with data for Program reports.
  • Attend coalitions, taskforces, working groups and committees focused on relevant employment issues as directed.
  • Other duties as requested based on department, program and/or organizational needs.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Highly motivated, with proven capacity to work independently, take initiative, and thrive in high-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Urban Resource Institute.
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest and an understanding of trauma-informed services.
  • Knowledge of educational and employment barriers and resources for low-income and survivors of violence in NYC.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and experience with and/or knowledge of domestic violence within and against disenfranchised communities including individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or HIV-affected, the elderly and individuals with mental health issues.
  • Demonstrated trauma-informed and anti-oppressive approach when working with survivors of domestic violence.
  • Experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse team, maintaining a healthy work environment for staff that encourages professionalism, respect, equality, diversity and continuous improvement.
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills with an ability to manage and organize multiple projects in a busy, pressured working environment.
Company Description
Founded in 1980, Urban Resource Institute (URI) is committed to the vision of a world free of domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and trauma, where individuals, families, and communities are safe, stable, and thriving. URI works across the spectrum of prevention, intervention and services to empower individuals, families, and communities, particularly communities of color and other disenfranchised populations, to increase their safety and resiliency. URI is the oldest licensed provider of domestic violence shelter and services in New York State, with 40 years of impact capped in the last five years with significant achievements and expansion leading to its position as the largest provider of domestic violence shelter services in the country. This expansion has afforded URI the ability to serve individuals who have traditionally experienced barriers to accessing shelter services, such as singles and families with pets.

Today, URI is maximizing the impact of organizational growth, expanding its positioning as an Innovative service provider, an influential leader and “Employer of Choice” in its field. URI has annual operating budget of approximately $98 million, more than 700 employees and the capacity to provide services to over 40,000 individuals annually. The organization operates in more than 20 locations around New York City and is recognized as a valued thought-leader in the sector across the US and beyond.

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Founded in 1980, Urban Resource Institute (URI) is committed to the vision of a world free of domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and trauma, where individuals, families, and communities are safe, stable, and thriving. URI works across the spectrum of prevention, intervention and services to empower individuals, families, and communities, particularly communities of color and other disenfranchised populations, to increase their safety and resiliency. URI is the oldest licensed provider of domestic violence shelter and services in New York State, with 40 years of impact capped in the last five years with significant achievements and expansion leading to its position as the largest provider of domestic violence shelter services in the country. This expansion has afforded URI the ability to serve individuals who have traditionally experienced barriers to accessing shelter services, such as singles and families with pets. Today, URI is maximizing the impact of organizational growth, expanding its positioning as an Innovative service provider, an influential leader and “Employer of Choice” in its field. URI has annual operating budget of approximately $98 million, more than 700 employees and the capacity to provide services to over 40,000 individuals annually. The organization operates in more than 20 locations around New York City and is recognized as a valued thought-leader in the sector across the US and beyond.

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