Job Readiness Coach
Job Readiness coach provides direct Life Coaching support through one-on-one sessions to young LGBTQ people ages 14-23 focused on identifying, articulating, and planning toward achieving short- and long-term career goals.
Internship Development and Employee support
- Reach out to potential employers to develop, locate, and secure internship opportunities for Attic youth
- Develop relationships with employers to understand their business and the job requirements of the internship position
- Screen and train potential employers in working with Attic interns
- Support employers in their work with Attic interns
- Monitor internship placements and maintain contact with employers
- Mediate employer youth differences, if necessary
- Develop a database of internships sites with corresponding job expectations and skills needed
- Design groups and programs to support youth in seeking and maintaining employment and building employability skills
- Provide administrative support to The Attic’s in-house internship programs through coordination with the Philadelphia Youth Network and Out of School Time programs
- Work with the ED/Voc program specialists to design groups and programs to support job exploration, attainment, retention, and success, to prepare youth and young adults for participation in internships
- Work individually with youth to prepare them for participation in work placement and/or internship positions
- Match and refer internship ready youth to employers
- Assist youth in preparing for internship interviews
- Monitor, and provide ongoing support for youth in internships
- Work with youth to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills
- Prepare forms and reports related to internship activities
- Track youth activity and progress data
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, or human services-related field and at least two (2) years of relevant experience.
- Experience working with diverse populations of adolescents in an urban setting, including knowledge of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth from various cultures and backgrounds.
- Demonstrated knowledge in positive youth development and empowerment.
- Experience working with families, volunteers, and collaborating community agencies.
- Experience facilitating group discussions and managing a variety of small and large group dynamics.
- Ability to work with youth in both group and one-on-one settings.
- Ability to plan creative and engaging groups and programs.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including conflict mediation and public speaking.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment when appropriate and strong decision making skills.
- Computer skills: Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
The Attic offers a competitive benefits package including a commitment to professional development, paid time off, pre-tax transit benefits, 401k plans, 100% employer paid health care with dental and vision.
How To Apply
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample as a PDF to [email protected] with "Job Readiness Coach" in the subject line of the email.