Reports to: Director of Youth Employment Services
Overview: The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services
CASES’ youth programs aim to help New York City’s justice-involved young people, ranging in age from 13-24, to lead productive, crime-free lives. Our approach is distinguished by individualized case management, evidence-based programming, and group activities that build positive peer associations. For many, this is the first time in their lives that they are participating in activities that help them set personal goals and develop
the skills they need to reach them.
The Intellectual and Career Development unit strives to integrate education and training with employment. We offer services that emphasize the need for continued training and learning regardless of the industry or career field. This role will work with the ICD team to ensure services are provided to youth in our programs. This position will split time between out Downtown Brooklyn office and our Harlem office.
• Initiate and maintain ongoing contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies to promote programs for participant placement;
• Collect data from employers related to job openings including job requirements and skills and use this data to prepare applicants;
• Instruct participants in resume writing, job search and interviewing techniques;
• Facilitate workshops for on-site credentialing opportunities;
• Create relevant and appropriate curricula for job-readiness workshops;
• Collaborate with service team that includes case coordinators, teachers, social workers and other staff to establish an appropriate employment plan
• Be informed of best practices and standards in the fields of workforce development, including labor-market trends;
• Attend networking events and share information with the team;
• Coordinate career fairs quarterly;
• Maintain contact with participants to ensure support and guidance with job/training program retention;
• Administer the TASC exam for CASES Youth Programs, and;
• Collaborate with the SYEP team
• Minimum of BA/BS degree or equivalent experience;
• Demonstrated ability to engage, teach, and motivate youth;
• Ability to work effectively with diverse group of staff, clients, and external partners;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Comfortable networking in the public and private sector;
• Comfortable traveling throughout the 5-bouroughs, and;
• Ability to pass written and computer assessments
How to Apply: E-mail cover letter and resume with salary history and requirements in PDF or Word format to email@example.com. Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
CASES is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with CASES is based solely on
qualifications and competence for a particular position, without regard to race, color, ethnic or national
origin, age, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or marital, military, or citizenship status.
We also actively recruit individuals with prior involvement in the criminal justice system.