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WIOA Career Coach

Company: Launch of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


WIOA Career Development Coach

The Job Readiness Trainer is a 35 hour per week, full-time exempt position under the direct supervision of the Launch of Philadelphia WIOA Director. The Career Development Coach will also receive guidance and support from the Director. This position is aligned within the Workforce & School Support Services Division at Launch of Philadelphia. The Career Development Coach-also known as a Success Mentor-works with apprenticeship program participants (at-risk youth between the ages of 16 - 24) and other team members to facilitate successful program completion, as well as the acquisition of the emotional, mental, and interpersonal skills necessary for continued career and life success. The Career Development Coach will be expected to work a rotating schedule to support the work in person at the Education Center and remote if necessary.

The Job Readiness Trainer will work with the Education Center staff to promote excellence; foster academic achievement and provide academic guidance and support as the members learn to make thoughtful life choices. The successful candidate will be committed to supporting the Center's emphasis on academic excellence in a culturally diverse and academically developing learning environment.
55%-Individual Participant Support

  • Meet regularly with program participants to assess individual needs and address challenges that may impede successful program completion.
  • Implement goal-tracking and -setting systems to assist program participants with identifying and realizing their individual short- and long-term goals
  • Assist with career guidance and exploration
  • Provide an "open door" for program participants to express their needs, struggles, and successes (both professional and personal) and work towards the development of healthy life skills
  • Facilitate career guidance and exploration, including identifying possible post-apprenticeship jobs and opportunities.

    30%-Group Training and Team Building

    • Lead regular soft-skills workshops and team building events
    • Plan and organize group activities that work towards programmatic goals
    • Identify opportunities for community building and skills training

      15%-Administrative Activities

      • Maintain database of program progress and participant achievements to include self-evaluations, quarterly reviews, attendance records, and relevant professional certifications
      • Track and monitor data metrics to identify program participants in jeopardy of failing to complete the program
      • Track progress towards individual goals

        - Assist with Career Readiness Training classes to WIOA youth participants and other team members
        - Implement and execute transition goals on youth participants Individual Service Strategy (ISS);
        - Integrate centralized intake processes for each WIOA youth participant in the pre-transitional services stages of the program;
        - Identify and recruit targeted WIOA youth participants;

        • Develop employer contacts for career presentations and job training;
        • Develop a database of Employers interested in employing WIOA youth participants;
        • Develop a database of contacts for voluntary empowerment workshops and presentations;
        • Coordinate Work Exposure, Civic Engagement and referral programs;
        • Provide information and assistance regarding career, job skills and networking to members;
        • Assist WIOA youth participants in establishing career goals or vocational plans;
        • Identify barriers to employment and provide tools to resolve them;
        • Administer tests designed to determine the interests, job skills of youth participants;
        • Refer WIOA participants to the appropriate services or employers;
        • Assist WIOA participants with implementing education, career or other plans;
        • Assist WIOA participants with job readiness skills, job search strategies and training;
        • Provide youth participants with information on maintaining a job;
        • Assist participants with writing resumes and prepare for job interviews;
        • Plan and refer members to community events such as job fairs;
        • Assist in the production of necessary reports;
        • Serve as a substitute for staff as needed;
        • Compile, organize and complete required reports;
        • Assist with the office administration;
        • Maintain accurate data, records, and files to track the activities, achievement, participation, progress, and status of individual WIOA Youth;

          - Other duties as assigned.

          - Experience working in high energy, fast paced Information Technology program out-of-school youth ages 16-21.
          - Experience action planning and developing collaborative partnerships;
          - Demonstrated community connections and relevant knowledge of community resources;
          - Strong technology skills, software applications and Mac and PC hardware;
          - Ability to develop and execute program goals;
          - Highly self-motivated and accustomed self-starter;
          - Strong interpersonal skills; flexible; team-player
          - Excellent telephone skills;
          - Excellent time management skills;
          - Excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking and listening;
          - Excellent organizational skills.
          Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
          While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.QUALIFICATIONS:

          • Completed Bachelor's Degree
          • Preference will be given to candidates with degrees in:
          • Psychology (with a minor in business and/or concentration in organizational psychology),
          • Business (with a minor in psychology), or
          • Counseling
          • 1+ years of experience (professional or volunteer) as a coach, mentor, or camp counselor working with teens and/or young adults
          • 5+ years of professional experience in any field
          • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated cultural competency
          • Experience or training as a community psychologist and/or current mental health certifications not required but are highly valued
          • Experience with youth, in school counseling, education, social service or related field;

            - Experience working with at-risk, adjudicated, urban youth is strongly recommended and preferred.
            - Valid Driver's license with dependable automobile (preferred, or ability to travel up to 50% on SEPTA.
            The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Keywords: Launch of Philadelphia, Philadelphia , WIOA Career Coach, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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