Employment & Education Navigator - Integrated Employment Services

YouthCare

About the organization

YouthCare envisions a community where no young person experiences homelessness, all young people have the opportunity to thrive, and the systems that oppress them are dismantled. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first programs to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.

Duties

The Employment & Education Navigator works directly with program participants, other service providers, employers and community members interested in employing and/or providing internships for participants. YouthCare provides a range of occupational skills training, internships, high school and GED completion and college preparation for vulnerable young people and young people experiencing homelessness in Seattle-King County. The Employment & Education Navigator position will work primarily with young people to provide basic work-readiness skills and support young people in obtaining and retaining employment and be responsible for providing employment related case-management and leading job readiness training workshops with youth in education and employment services. These services focus on youth experiencing various barriers to employment and emphasize the soft-skill training that is vital for future placement in employment. The Employment & Education Navigator’s primary responsibility is supporting the recruitment, enrollment, employment readiness support, case management, and follow up for participants in our engagement and residential centers, as well as employment training programs. This position will also support the department in continuing to grow and expand the entry-level opportunities for clients to engage with employment and education at its various locations through personalized internship creation in collaboration with program staff and community partners.

Qualifications

- 2 or more years of experience in an employment or educational setting.
- 1 or more years of experience successfully working with vulnerable young people or young people in a crisis, during outreach efforts or in housing setting.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Experience and credentials must comply with program contract requirements

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
- Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly preferred.
- Bachelor’s Degree, or experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
- Course work, experience, or training in education, child or human development, chemical dependency, mental illness, group dynamics, residential treatment, or related experience highly preferred.

Salary

$22.12 per hour

Application instructions

Please submit a cover letter and resume for this position when applying.

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