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Youth Work Experience Coordinator in Columbia, SC at ResCare

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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    Columbia, SC
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Job Description


Title: Youth Work Experience Coordinator

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: Workforce Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Youth Work Experience Coordinator.

About this Line of Business

ResCare Workforce Services is the nation's leading and most comprehensive provider of services and solutions designed to help put people to work.  

With more than 400 urban, suburban and rural ResCare-managed operations throughout the nation, ResCare's team of more than 4,500 workforce professionals sets the industry's best practices, assisting approximately 1 million job seekers a year, states and state job boards and thousands of employers.

Within this business, Workforce Services offers a combination of career center operations, Job Corps centers, business services and family support functions, and is the largest for-profit collection of workforce solutions in the U.S.  Through the six elements of our world-class service delivery model, our team of experts have an enhanced ability to connect employers with qualified job seekers.

As a(n) Youth Work Experience Coordinator you will: 

  • Conducts searches for suitable job openings for clients, comparing client qualifications with employer’s requirements.
  • Develops a wide variety of job opportunities for candidates.
  • Establishes and maintains active and frequent contact employers.
  • Develops and maintains detailed knowledge of the local labor market.
  • Establishes rapport with area businesses; maintains on-going relationships with businesses.
  • Works with businesses to identify job openings, alternative work activities, and training initiatives.
  • Assists employers in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring qualified applicants.
  • Maintains a current listing of local job opportunities.
  • Keeps project staff apprised of local business needs and job placement opportunities.
  • Works with case management staff to facilitate job placements.
  • Enlists cooperation of community and business leaders to help increase awareness of available workforce services in the community.
  • Maintains follow-up contact with employers to determine satisfaction with services and plan for quality improvement.
  • Arranges for employers to speak to candidates about employment and employer expectations.
  • Sets up job fairs and employer hiring events. Flexible to occasionally work outside of normal business hours for events and/or to meet deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college or 2 years work experience in business to business sales, marketing, customer service, staffing or recruiting.  Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.  
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills. Strong presentation skills with public speaking or outside sales experience. 
  • Familiarity with the communities being served, with knowledge and understanding of local needs and resources. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of labor market trends. 
  • Friendly, professional demeanor. 
  • Sales or staffing experience preferred. 
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Ability to work well in teams and independently. Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work well in teams and independently. Valid Driver’s License in good standing and proof of current automobile insurance required 

Additional Information

BASIC FUNCTION: Works with Youth Talent Development Specialists, Talent Engagement Specialists, and Business Services Consultants to market the Youth Work Experience program throughout the Midlands region. Ensures that employers, community partners, and other nonprofit entities in Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties are knowledgeable about the program and its benefits. Assists in developing local WEX opportunities for WIOA Youth participants that correspond with their individualized interests and needs.1. Provide employers, partners, and community members with information about the Youth Work Experience Program through orientation sessions. 2. Develop and maintain a detailed portfolio of potential WEX host sites, types of positions, and employer information based on the high demand sectors of the Workforce Development Board. 3. Facilitate WEX Informational Sessions for Youth participants in each county to share basic information and program requirements. 4. Coordinate outreach and marketing activities to promote the Youth WEX program with regional employers, community partners, and area non-profits. 5. Develop and execute WEX Worksite Agreements. 6. Work with SC Midlands’ HR designee and Project Accountant to ensure WEX participants are entered into the payroll system properly and timely. 7. Coordinate the collection of WEX timesheets and the disbursement of WEX payroll checks as required. 8. Visit WEX job sites to ensure performance evaluations are being completed by the work site supervisor and address participant performance issues as needed. Communicate observations and performance issues to the assigned TDS. 9. Assist Talent Development Specialists with follow-up and retention services for Youth participants.


ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

700 TAYLOR ST , COLUMBIA, SC 29201-2743 USA