A Part-time position (approximately 10-12 hours per week) is available in our Youth and Young Adult Program. The Employment Specialist provides services that focus on training transitional age youth (16-25) in job readiness, career planning and development. Services include group sessions and activities focused on leadership development and career exploration, individualized life skills development, mentoring, supportive services, and facilitation of transition to independence skills. The Employment Specialist is expected to have the ability to build working relationships with teenagers and young adults, families, employers, and school/alternative education & postsecondary systems. The Employment Specialist is also expected to have strong knowledge of community resources and excellent documentation skills as well as teach employment classes. This position requires education and/or experience in working with youth in a group setting, as well as the ability to interact with the employment and social work community. The Employment Specialist will work with the youth as a teacher, assist with group activities and sessions, and provide linkage and coordination with supportive services. Services focus on discovery, recovery, and resiliency principles that empower young adults to integrate, function, and succeed in their communities.
This position requires a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalency, with preference given to individuals with an Associate degree or some college. Strong knowledge of current young adult culture, experience as a recipient of social services, or experience assisting others in using the social/behavioral health system. Must be recovery focused, have strong communication and engagement skills, and able to function independently and as part of a team. Requires a valid Ohio driver’s license, use of automobile, and proof of automobile insurance.
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We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.