Youth Employment Specialist

Company Name:
Work Opportunities Unlimited
If you're a dynamic and passionate person looking for a community-focused career, apply now!
Work Opportunities Unlimited, a human services organization, is looking for an energetic sales-focused individual to join our Career Services Team in the Chelmsford / Lowell area as a Youth Employment Specialist.
Our Employment Placement 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 also requires networking within 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 position will focus on working with at-risk youth, students, and adults with disabilities to create and achieve lifelong career goals. Candidates must be able to motivate and encourage youth to participate.
Requirements for the Employment Specialist:
Skilled in building close-knit relationships and trust with others
Community-driven focus
Valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance
Bachelors degree
Background in criminal justice or experience working with youth is preferred
Required skills/experience includes:
Strong verbal, written, and face-to-face communication skills
Documentation, both written and in a computer database
The ability to work autonomously and in collaboration with the community
Experience working with individuals with barriers to employment
This position is a community based position. Travel between the Lowell and surrounding areas is required for this position. If you enjoy working in a changing environment this position is for you.
The chosen candidate will also be required to submit to a criminal background and a motor vehicle record check that must meet company standards.
We offer competitive wages plus generous placement and retention bonuses, Medical & Dental Insurance for FT positions, 401k with company match, performance bonuses, paid time off and other benefits.
About Work Opportunities Unlimited
Since 1982, Work Opportunities Unlimited has been assisting individuals with barriers to employment in finding and maintaining employment. Our core values: we believe that all people can work, it is our responsibility to change the world of work, we believe in individual initiative and dignity, we are a pioneering, creative organization, we build successful, reciprocal relationships, we are never satisfied.
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 Health, Direct Support, Job Placement

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