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Supervisor, Workforce Development, Forest Hills 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Description

Social Worker needed for full-time, permanent position in Forest Hills to provide program leadership for career and employment programming and assist, by providing activities that support youth ages 14+ with preparation for gainful employment.

Major Responsibilities:

· Oversee any onsite job readiness program(s) (e.g., YA WORC), including enrollment and scheduling of program cycles.

· Oversee any onsite internship programs (e.g., Mentored Internship Program).

· Identify resources which support individual career goals for youth (e.g. educational/vocational programs, internships, trainings).

· Manage and report out on employment and career development outcomes.

· Manage data collection, update databases and submit all necessary reports in a timely manner.

· Build relationships with external programs and employers to serve as pipeline. · Work with direct reports in assisting youth who are seeking employment (i.e. Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), Seasonal, PT and FT).

· Oversee and help young people apply to external programs, including vocational and workforce development programs (after speaking with their Coach).

· Ensure youth participate in workshops, training programs, and employment events. · Meet with young people who are not on a college-bound track (or who have left college) to explore alternative post-secondary pathways and career paths in line with their interests and skills.

· Work collaboratively with internal agency staff to identify employment needs of youth. · Assist in facilitation and development of Independent Living Skills workshops. · Participate in multidisciplinary clinical team meetings, as needed.

· Participate in case conferences and the various Learning Communities as scheduled and needed.

· Assist department in coordination of special events.

 
Position Requirements

License preferred. 

· Master’s degree and experience working with at-risk or system-involved youth or a strong demonstrated ability to provide career services to youth in foster care. · 3+years of supervisory experience.

· Previous career development experience a must.

· Self-directed; strategic thinker.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Strong experience using data to monitor program outcomes.

· Lead and work under pressure and meet deadlines.

· Build external partnerships.

· Strong time-management, organizational skills, and attention to detail. · Ability to work from a strength-based, trauma-informed, youth development lens. · Able to build teams.

· A love for working with young people.

· Values and promotes diversity.

· A belief that change is possible.

· Able to maintain healthy boundaries.

· Able to remain calm during moments of tension and stress.

· Ability and willingness to travel in and around the metropolitan New York City region. · Compliance with required background checks.

 

 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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