Interested in joining the YJC team? Youth Job Center is currently looking to fill a vacant Career Advisor position. Please read the position description below and complete an application.

Assistant Career Advisor - Gage park High School - full time

Basic Function:
Responsibilities include training, facilitation, employment counseling, placement and ongoing support to high school students ages 14-18. Work closely with school leaders, teachers, employers and community partners. Provide postsecondary planning support to students, develop employment plans and provide case management services to job seekers. Conduct job training workshops, and job retention tracking and follow-up.

Education/Work Experience:

  • Postsecondary degree or credential preferred

  • At least 2 years of experience working in youth development

  • Understanding of employment training or workforce development based program preferred

  • Project Management experience highly desirable

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide career planning, case management and job placement support to participating high school students using training modules, career assessment tools and current labor market information

  • Work with senior students to ensure postsecondary plans are in place

  • Facilitate job-readiness and employment skills workshops

  • Develop individualized employment and goal plans for participants, assisting them to achieve career and employment goals related to their skills, interests and abilities

  • Support and manage caseload,

  • Enter data into YJC Client Management System database

  • With YJC Employer and Partner Relations staff, cultivate engage employer partners

  • With School staff, identify students who can benefit from YJC support and proactively work to engage them in programs.

  • Conduct agency orientations with YJC staff

  • Participate in outreach activities to area agencies and schools

  • Other duties as assigned

Specific Technical/Job-Related Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills

  • Ability to balance support and accountability for participants in program

  • Strong time management skills, deadline and outcomes driven

  • Proficiency with computer technology, including database management

  • Ability to multi-task with multiple assignments and competing priorities

  • Team player

  • Flexibility with evening and weekend hours required at times

  • Reliable transportation

  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) preferred