Youth Advocate (5300-7 Main ST)

Youth Advocate (5300-7 Main ST)

21 May 2019

Youth Advocate (5300-7 Main ST)

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Scope of Position

To provide comprehensive guidance and counseling support to Youth. The Youth Advocate will guide individuals through their educational and career planning, towards the overall goal of sustainable full time employment. This position will also be responsible for providing career readiness and/or post-secondary activities that will be focused on keeping the youth actively engaged in the program until all of the Youths goals have been met. The Youth Advocate will coordinate interviews for participants with potential employers through the NCWorks Career Center.

Essential Functions

Meet regularly with all active Youth participants providing guidance and counseling

Provide individualized and holistic support to each participant tailored to their specific needs

Work with Business Services at building relationships with potential employers who will provide work-based learning opportunities.

Identify potential mentors for the youth population to aid in their success

Actively recruit potential WIOA eligible candidates to enroll into the NextGen program

Partner with local area training providers and refer clients as appropriate

Provide referrals to community partners when appropriate

Contact employers/post-secondary education opportunities by phone or in person and schedule face to face meetings

Conduct regular assessments tailored to guiding the participant in their career goals

Work closely with Operations Manager to be sure all activities are updated and participant information is entered into all appropriate databases and files

Conduct Case Management duties, determine program eligibility and maintain compliance with funder and Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act guidelines

Required Experience:

1-3 years of human services, training or teaching experience

Experience working with disconnected youth

Skills and experience in providing career development and counseling assistance

Valid state drivers license and vehicle required

Experience in a team-oriented environment

Degree in business, education, human services or related area is preferred

Ability to converse with a wide range of professionals and demonstrate a positive professional attitude

Please visit our website and apply online via the link below: Advocate

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