Pathways to Justice Careers for Youth - Job Developer (Part Time)


FUNCTION:        

Within the boundaries of federal, state, local, and agency regulations, the Pathways to Justice Careers for Youth Program Director oversees the planning, development and implementation of the Pathways to Justice Careers for Youth Program (PJC). The Program supports access and entry into emergency and justice career pathways for 130 at-risk and court-involved youth ages 16 to 21 who are within two years of graduation. The program’s goal is to support access and entry into the emergency and justice career pathways by providing intensive case management; career exploration; exposure to the world of work; and mentoring services.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Provide individualized academic and vocational counseling and guide participants in developing individualized career pathways.
  2. Develop subdivided summer internship placements within the emergency services and justice career fields.
  3. Assess participants’ skill levels and provide counseling to assist in realistic internship placements that match participants’ skills and experience.
  4. Plan and implement job readiness training sessions.
  5. Work with local emergency services and justice career fields employers to develop age-appropriate internships.
  6. Schedule internship interviews for participants.
  7. Conduct follow-up on placements to determine participants' progress and internship retention.
  8. Provide follow-up counseling when requested by either employer or participant after internship placement.
  9. Maintain necessary records to ensure effective referral and placement.
  10. Perform such other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor.
  11. Maintain a small caseload of students and provide comprehensive support services to them.
  12. Participate in training and orientation as required and approved by the Program Director for effective program operation.
  13. Attend Urban League of Rochester events and fundraising functions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • 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.


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