YMCA of Niagara-Employment and Immigrant Services
The Youth Employment Coach/Youth Empowerment Coach will work with at risk youth in the Niagara Region to identify suitable employment opportunities. Provide direct support to youth through group workshop facilitations, job coaching and job development, as well as, goal monitoring and support. The Youth Employment Coach/Youth Empowerment Coach is a member of the Employment & Immigrant Services team and will report to the Youth Employment Co-ordinator.
- Conduct a minimum of 26 presentations within local high schools or other settings to youth annually.
- Engage a minimum of 100 youth identified as "at risk" through the school boards, justice systems, shelters and other support agencies, in pre-employment and career exploration activities.
- Transition 50 youth from pre-employement activities into FT employment.
- Counsel, assess, and monitor participants while clarifying employment and education needs.
- Conduct needs assessment and referrals.
- Provide retention supports throughout the first year of employment.
- Monitor and follow up with participants' progress.
- Create collaborative connections with other agencies and service providers to support client succcess and maximize funding opportunities available to the youth.
- Maintain updated information on services and resources and policies that are relevant to school boards and supporting youth furthest from academic success.
- A clear and satisfactory criminal reference check inclusive of the vulnerable sector search (CRC VSS) issued for the YMCA of Niagara.
- Reliable transportation.
- University degree, college diploma or equivalent in Social Sciences, Child and Youth Worker, Criminal Justice etc.
- Minimum 3 years of experience of working with youth at risk of not completing high school, involved (past/present) with judicial system and/or have other barriers preventing education and employment success.
- Experience in employment counseling and facilitating.
- Good interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills.
- Strong computer skills.
- Extensive knowledge of communnity support in the Niagara Region.
- Must be approved to work in Canada.
- Appreciate and support the YMCA's values, mission and vision.
- Work as a team member.
- Model commitment to service excellence and quality.
- Maintain current qualifications as required by this position.
- Adhere to the YMCA Child Protection Policies and Procedures.
- Fast-paced enviroment, primarily in office.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by noon on October 29th, 2023