Within the boundaries of federal, state, local, and agency regulations, the Job Developer will be responsible for working with youth ages 14-24 that are currently or have previously been involved in the juvenile justice system to ensure they have the appropriate skills and tools to attain and retain employment. The Job Developer will also work with students to identify career goals and appropriate steps needed to reach their goals.
- Develop and present client orientation materials.
- Provide individualized academic and vocational counseling and guide participants in developing individualized career pathways.
- Develop subdivided work placements and unsubsidized job positions in the private sector suited to applicants’ needs.
- Assess participants’ skill levels and provide counseling to assist in realistic employment plans commensurate with skill levels and experience.
- Plan and implement job readiness training sessions
- Secure accurate job descriptions for job openings and match individuals skills and qualifications to the job.
- Schedule employment interviews for participants.
- Conduct follow-up on placements to determine participants' progress and job retention.
- Provide follow-up counseling when requested by either employer or participant after job placement.
- Maintain necessary records to ensure effective referral and placement.
- Perform such other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Bachelor's degree in counseling, social work, education, public administration, or related social science field preferred.
- At least two years of experience in a related area, including administrative and employment experience is preferred.
- Ability to relate to, communicate with, and work with a diverse population and understand the issues relating to such population.
- Ability to relate well with others, a team player with a positive attitude.
- Assertive with the ability to communicate effectively with trainees and employers.
- Ability to tolerate and handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner
- Able to provide own transportation. Valid New York State Driver’s License with clean abstract
- Ability to work evenings and weekends, when required.
- Competency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel (Spreadsheets, forms, etc.); and ability to produce required documentation.
- Must be customer service oriented.
- Must be able to tolerate and handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.
- Knowledge of available community resources a plus.