EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

Queens Community House

Location:

Queens Community House @ Austin Street
108-25 62nd Drive
Forest Hills, NY, 11375

Borough:

Queens

Job Type:

Paid

Status:

Full Time

Length:

Permanent

Job Description:

 

Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service settlement house that serves the diverse population of Queens through a broad network of programs and services for Children and Youth, Adults and Families, and Older Adults. Our mission is to provide individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive communities.  We are a modern interpretation of the traditional settlement house, bringing to our work current best practices, cost-effective management, innovative leadership, and a passion for social and economic justice.  We welcome amazing individuals who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change lives.

 

We are seeking a qualified Employment Specialist with a strong commitment to youth development for an opening in Youth Employment Services Department. The Youth Employment Services Department is comprised of the following program areas, Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), Work, Learn, & Grow Employment Program (WLG) and Queens NDA Opportunity Youth Program. The Employment Specialist will deliver work readiness skills training and support to groups of diverse participants between the ages of 14-24 years old.

 

  • Develop positive attitudes toward the work environment and related responsibilities in participants.
  • Assist participants in developing appropriate work and educational goals.
  • Assist in modeling and teaching appropriate workforce behavior and communication for participants.
  • Complete all required paperwork, data entry and clerical tasks.
  • Maintain participant files and record all appropriate case notes.
  • Identify participant needs by evaluating strengths and weaknesses.
  • Facilitate trainings that will develop participants for employment and career paths.
  • Acclimate participants to program and conduct orientation sessions.
  • Periodically evaluate ongoing program activities and training to ensure effectiveness.
  • Perform outreach and recruitment of participants and worksite partners for the programs.
  • Visit worksite partners to assess progress of participants and inspect worksite environment.
  • Assist Youth Employment Services Department staff in facilitating additional program orientation, service learning and workshop sessions.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email: sreyes@qchnyc.org

To the Attention of:

Sean Reyes

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with youth preferably in a similar setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Education, Social Work, and Human Resources preferred; equivalent combination of applicable training and experience may be substituted for education requirements.
  • Ability to engage collaborative partners with the organization.
  • Demonstrated attendance and punctuality in meeting required schedule.
  •  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion.
  • Proficiency with various computer programs such as MS Office and willingness to learn new ones.
  • Prior experience in facilitating workshops or training sessions.
  • Ability to present information to a variety of audiences.

 

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