Out of School Youth Specialist in Wilkes-Barre, PA at ResCare

Date Posted: 7/27/2018

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Job Description


Title: Out of School Youth Specialist

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 Out of School Youth Specialist.

Are you passionate about helping others? Don’t miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.

Out of School Youth Specialist Responsibilities
  • Assess work readiness skills of participants.
  • Conducts activities to enhance motivation and improve communication skills.
  • Assists with workshops and teaching of job readiness skills and life skills related to attainment of pre-employment competencies.
  • Administers tests to measure participant competency of program components.
  • Assists all participants in job search, barrier resolution, and work-life balance management.
  • Maintains time and attendance records for all participants.
  • Ensures that all participants adhere to all center guidelines and regulations.
  • Assists Program Director as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Specific Requirements

  • A.S. Degree or a minimum of two years of experience working with welfare transition customers.
  • Excellent communication skills and public speaking abilities.
  • Must be able to handle communications and correspondence in English (Spanish a plus). Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, resume writing, and using job search engines.
  • Experience conducting group workshops/training for job readiness skills.
  • Strong communication, organization, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to use creativity and enthusiasm to motivate young adults and tailor learning activities to meet group and individual needs.
  • Ability to locate resources to overcome possible barriers to the successful completion of the program.
  • Additional Information


    In addition to meeting your passion for making a difference in people's lives and career advancement, opportunities you may also be offered:

    • Competitive pay based on experience
    • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
    • Suite of voluntary insurance options
    • 401(k)
    • Paid Time Off
    • Holidays
    • Performance incentives
    • Company Discount Purchasing Program
      • Cell phone Service
      • Ford and Chrysler Automobiles
      • Furniture
      • Appliances
      • Staples discounts
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Legal Assistance Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement

    Don't miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you assist people to reach their highest level of independence. 

    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.

    32 East Union Street , Wilkes Barre, PA 18701-2795 USA