Youth Career Specialist - WFS in Phoenix, AZ at ResCare

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/13/2018

Job Description

ResCare 

Title: Youth Career Specialist - WFS

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 Career Specialist - WFS.

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.

Youth Career Specialist - WFS Responsibilities
  • Counsels and assists Program’s customers regarding job search strategies, personal career advisement and training issues, identifying and working with barriers to employment, professional goal setting and planning. Identify outside resources, programs and other services for customers if needed
  • Advises, monitors, and tracks participation for customers so that they maximize of the functions and opportunities of the program
  • Manages the day-to-day relationship with customers, addresses customer concerns promptly with an action plan to ensure satisfaction, and documents all findings with case notes in a clear, concise, and timely manner
  • Maintains knowledge/professional understanding of a vast array of occupations/career paths (for effective placement/processing and assessment of customers as well as determining services most appropriate for their career goals
  • Provides motivational support to customers during the job search process
  • Identifies training needs and ensures appropriate training
  • Facilitates job readiness/search workshops
  • Demonstrates strong strategies for re-engaging customers after training and finding employment for those customers
  • Demonstrates effective use of the guidelines and standards of the Case Management Model to support the needs of the participants
  • Successfully documents customer success stories internally and externally.
  • Analyzes and constructs critiques of resumes/required documentation for effective processing for customer eligibility
  • Administratively maintains accurate and complete records and correspondence as required by the Program Director and according to standards set by Customer
  • Specific Requirements

  • BA/BS psychology, marketing, business, human resources or related fields with two plus years relevant work experience preferred
  • Experience working with youth particularly in human services or workforce development or an equivalent combination
  • Strong communication and organization skills, computer skills, publishing skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • The ability to relate well with young adults and have the ability to motivate.
  • Knowledge of various job search strategies, resources and actions plans.
  • Ability to follow instructions well.
  • Adaptable, flexible, and a fast learner.
  • Creative and able to meet deadlines.
  • Works well under pressure and goal oriented and works well within a team concept.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software applications.
  • Familiarity with the communities being served, with knowledge and understanding of local needs and resources.
  • Additional Information

    The Youth Development Specialist connects Out of School Youth, ages 16-24 to Work Experience opportunities, occupational skills training, leadership training, financial literacy and mentoring that will provide the skills needed to gain employment. Also responsible for reengaging those customers for job placement after training completion. Provides advice on career paths and development for Program’s customer base as well as facilitating knowledge regarding access to training grants. Facilitates Program Orientations and workshops as well as various administrative responsibilities and multiple roles throughout the Program.I would like to add the following under job responsibilities: Counsels and assists Program’s customers regarding job search strategies, personal career advisement and training issues, identifying and working with barriers to employment, professional goal setting and planning. Identify outside resources, programs and other services for customers if needed Maintains knowledge/professional understanding of a vast array of occupations/career paths (for effective placement/processing and assessment of customers as well as determining services most appropriate for their career goals Manages the day-to-day relationship with customers, addresses customer concerns promptly with an action plan to ensure satisfaction, and documents all findings with case notes in a clear, concise, and timely manner Provides motivational support to customers during the job search process Works on getting clients job ready and moving them into employment Provides follow-up Services for one year after program exit.

    Benefits

    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.

    4745 N 7th Street Suite #205, Phoenix, AZ 85104 USA