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Employment Coordinator - Youth in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 7/11/2018

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Job Description

DIVISION PROFILE

Public Sector Solutions, a division of BakerRipley Inc. manages childcare subsidies in support of working parents throughout 60 counties in Texas, provides long-term recovery services for people affected by disasters, manages utility assistance for low-income individuals, and manages Workforce Solutions career offices across the region. Programs in this division are funded by public contracts and our reputation as an efficient and reliable steward of our tax dollars has seen this division grow over the years.

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB SUMMARY:

The Employment Coordinator – Youth is responsible for providing exemplary customer service to youth, employers, and community partners. The Employment Coordinator will recruit employment opportunities for youth. Work opportunities will include work site for youth enrolled in the Workforce Investment Act work experience program and employment opportunities from the private sector. The Coordinator will provide professional advice and throughout the duration of the worksite agreements to both the worksite supervisor and participant insuring a beneficial experience for both. The Coordinator communicates in a professional and courteous manner; and collaborate with team members, management, and community partners. The Coordinator may review documents submitted for determination of eligibility for under the work experience program.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in the recruitment and site validation of summer youth worksites
  • Provides orientation of work site supervisors regarding responsibilities and labor laws
  • Matches youth to work opportunities – either work sites or with private sector employment job postings
  • Monitors work sites throughout the Gulf Coast Region on a routine basis to resolve any issues
  • Recruits job openings from private sector employers for youth
  • Will collaborate with Career offices and Staffing Specialist units to insure job opportunities are available in the system and/or to coordinate job fairs
  • Will collaborate with Career office staff to provide updates on youth enrolled in the WIA Youth program
  • May assist in the collection or review of documents provided to determine eligibility for WIA Youth program
  • Works to meet project and task deadlines

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

  • Associate’s degree

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • 6 months of experience as a human resource recruiter, youth worker, or experience working with non-profits, business or education community service may susbstitute for each 15 hours of college

SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of the workplace, jobs and requirements for entry into those jobs
  • Able to listen to customers, analyze expressed needs and suggest solutions
  • Works well in teams and individually
  • Strong affinity for working with youth

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Verbal and written English