Youth Employment Specialist

Company Name:
Work Opportunities Unlimited
Work Opportunities Unlimited, founded in 1982 is a community-based employment service provider specializing in placing job seekers who experience barriers to employment.
We are seeking enthusiastic individuals looking for rewarding careers on our career services team in the Lowell area.
Our Employment Specialists handle a variety of roles: helping clients develop career goals, teaching pre-vocational and job retention skills, providing life skills training, and coaching our clients to help them maximize success. This position will focus on working with youth in creating and achieving career goals.
This position also requires networking witin the community, generating and cultivating strong relationships with local businesses and developing partnerships with employers to secure community-based, long-term employment for our diverse roster of clients. This candidate will support adults and youth, including at-risk youth, students and individuals with disabilities.
Successful candidates must be:
Passionate about helping others and making a difference within the community
Compassionate, energetic, enthusiastic and able to motivate others
Able to multi-task and prioritize effectively
Flexible and able to manage an ever-changing caseload
Excellent communicators - both verbally and in writing
Ability to work independently and autonomously
Strong networkers, who can effectively and confidently build relationships and galvanize community partnerships with local businesses
Requirements:
Human Service Skills / Youth experience is a plus
Bachelors degree required
Valid drivers license and proof of automobile insurance
Background in criminal justice is preferred
At Work Opportunities Unlimited, we offer competitive wages, 401K, performance bonuses, and other benefits.
This is a community-based position. Travel in and around the Lowell and surrounding areas is required.
The chosen candidate will also be required to submit to criminal background and motor vehicle record checks that must meet company standards.
If you are enthusiastic, creative, organized, and enjoy a job with both challenges and rewards, please complete our online application and upload your resume at http://www.workopportunities.net/Careers
Key Words, Employment Specialist, Job Coach, Human Services, Business Development, Job Development, Special Education, Social Services, Career Services, Customer Service, Mental Heath, Direct Support, Job Placement

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