Career Advancement Coach - The Door- A Center of Alternatives (Bellmore)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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Responsibilities:Oversee outreach, recruitment, and enrollment of new participants into the High School Equivalency Program.Conduct initial and outgoing assessments and individual and group sessions with participants to develop and achieve benchmarked individualized educational and career goal plans and ensure that they are the right fit for the programProvide case management services including information, referrals, assistance in accessing child care, health, mental health, and other support service that will assist participants to achieve career and education goals. This may include site visits to courts, hospitals, schools, or work sites for mandatory and celebratory events.Contribute to the design of and facilitate career readiness, professional development, and life skills workshops for participants; ensure participants complete a professional development portfolio.Contribute to the design and facilitate student group projects including developing group project deliverables and tracking student progressMonitor and track participants attendance, progress and achievement of career and education goal plans from point of enrollment until program completion; prepare and distribute student stipends for participating in group projectsCollect and maintain all participant documentation, case management records, progress notes, and outcomes data as related to EPOCH program goals and contractual obligations.Work as part of an interdisciplinary team with instructional team, placement staff, and college advisors to ensure participants education and career needs, interests, and goals are being met; participate in case conferencing.Develop a transitional or exit service plan for participants who have successfully completed or no longer able to participate in career and education services at The Door.Demonstrate an understanding of and practice the principals of positive youth development.Provide coverage and support during program activities; develop and facilitate community meetings, award ceremonies, alumni gatherings, and other special events.Provide feedback to the Career and Education Services team regarding young peoples education and placement experiences, challenges, and successes, to help inform the content and structure of program services.Support college level and/or high school interns that will work with each respective team on completing set administrative functions.Participate in relevant departmental, agency, and external agency meetings, trainings, case conferences, workshops, and events.Handle any appropriate additional responsibilities and functions as assigned by Supervisor and/or Director.
Bachelors Degree in Education or related field required, Masters preferredTwo years experience in youth development, preferably employment, career oriented programs and/or youth development programs requiredKnowledge of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young peoplePrior experience in a social service setting working with a multi-cultural vulnerable young adult population (foster care, court involved, runaway and homeless or teen parent, etc.)Prior experience providing education/employment-related case management, career readiness, and employment retention servicesDemonstrated understanding and practice of the principles of positive youth developmentExperience with performance based contractsAbility to create and facilitate workshops and trainingsAbility to closely collaborate with colleagues and function as part of a team to promote successful outcomes for youthAbility to model work readiness skills and appropriate workplace behavior at all timesAbility to work well in a fast paced environment and multitask while adhering to deadlinesExcellent verbal and written communications skills; strong computer skills requiredDemonstrated ability to exercise sound judgmentDemonstrated ability to motivate and challenge students to achieve a high level of performance through rigorous academic performanceProficiency in Spanish, French, or Chinese strongly preferred but not required
Hours: Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed

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