Youth Career Coach

SER Metro-Detroit

About the organization

Since 1971, SER Metro-Detroit has consistently maintained a high-performance record in the skills training and placement of consumers into unsubsidized employment in the private sector and in providing employers with a diverse, qualified workforce. The means by which our mission of cultivating a qualified, skilled and adaptable workforce for metropolitan Detroit and the global economy is reflected in our name: Service, Employment, and Redevelopment. SER Metro-Detroit works to give each consumer of services the resources needed to create a life of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment. SER program mix includes: literacy and education, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational skills training, job seeker and employer services, welfare reform programming, economic and community development, employment, and extensive youth programming. The services delivery system includes the active participation of the public and private sectors, education, and government.

Duties

1. Interviews potential program participants; reviews applicant’s application and other documentation to assess possible barriers to be addressed; provide initial academic assessments to identify participant’s learning styles.
2. Provides comprehensive support services to assigned program participants. Duties include, but are not limited to, individual counseling, transportation plan development, child care planning, drug abuse treatment and other specialized services referrals.
3. Works with program participant to develop an Information Systems Services (ISS) plan of action and Career Plan, outlining necessary steps for the individual to increase job readiness, address barriers to employment and achieve primary and secondary goals.
4. Administers career and job readiness assessment instruments including self-assessment, goal setting, workplace conduct and appearance, resume writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing, negotiations, conflict management and effective communication.
5. Modifies curriculum and materials as required to meet individual and program needs.
6. Provides counseling and intervention to address observed barriers that may reduce the participant’s chances of successfully completing the program; makes referrals as needed. Works with representatives of the Department of Health and Services (DHS), Friend of the Court, Department of Corrections and/or other agencies as necessary to ensure that the needs of the participant are addressed.

Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in Social Work, guidance, counseling or related field.
2. One to two years of experience in case management or related field.
3. Bilingual language skills in English/Spanish or English/Arabic is preferred.
4. Working knowledge of local community services and agencies.
5. Computer skills necessary to maintain various records and reports.
6. Interpersonal skills necessary to build positive relationships with program participants and various support agencies.
7. Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
8. Mental ability to handle pressures related to performing multiple tasks requiring concentration and attention to detail and dealing with multiple individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of need.
9. Physical ability to sit at a computer for extended periods of time.
10. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (evenings/weekends).
11. Must have a valid Michigan Driver’s license. Incumbent must also have reliable transportation to attend meetings outside of the office as needed.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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