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Youth Employment Specialist

at Kansas WorkforceONE in Garden City, Kansas, United States

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Youth Employment Specialist is responsible for providing specialized support and guidance to youth with disabilities, with the goal of facilitating their successful entry into the workforce and promoting self-sufficiency. This role involves assessing individual needs, providing career exploration opportunities, delivering job readiness training, and fostering connections with employers who embrace diversity and inclusivity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Individualized Career Counseling: Conduct comprehensive assessments to identify each youth's strengths, interests, and vocational goals, and develop personalized employment plans accordingly.
  2. Job Readiness Training: Deliver workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions focused on resume writing, interview skills, workplace etiquette, and self-advocacy to enhance participants' employability.
  3. Internship and Work Experience Placement: Facilitate placements in internships, apprenticeships, and other work-based learning opportunities tailored to the interests and abilities of youth with disabilities.
  4. Job Development: Cultivate partnerships with local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to create inclusive job opportunities and secure placements for program participants.
  5. Accommodation Assistance: Collaborate with employers to identify and implement reasonable accommodations and assistive technologies that support the success and retention of youth with disabilities in the workplace.
  6. Follow-Up Support: Provide ongoing support and mentoring to participants after placement, addressing any challenges they encounter and offering guidance on career advancement and workplace navigation.
  7. Community Resource Referral: Connect youth and their families with additional support services, such as transportation assistance, housing resources, health and wellness programs, and financial counseling.
  8. Data Management and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of participant progress, employer partnerships, and program outcomes, and generate reports as needed for funding compliance and program evaluation purposes.
  9. Advocacy and Outreach: Advocate for the rights and inclusion of youth with disabilities in the workforce and engage in outreach activities to raise awareness and promote collaboration among stakeholders.
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Job Posting: 12932177

Posted On: May 14, 2024

Updated On: Jul 10, 2024

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