Outreach and Placement Specialist

Overview:

Salary: $45,000/year

Scope of Position
This role will provide community outreach in order to share our services with the community at large. The outreach efforts will function on multiple levels, including youth recruitment, Business Services, and outreach for community resources and coordination of services. This position will also place youth in work experiences, On-the-Job Training, job shadowing, and unsubsidized placements. This position will ensure that all aspects of Capital Area’s OJT and Work Experience policy are upheld and that each placement is beneficial for the youth.

Responsibilities:


Essential Functions

  • Develop and implement marketing strategies
  • Provide individualized and holistic support to each participant tailored to their specific needs
  • Develop relationships with potential employers who will provide Job Shadowing, OJT or internship opportunities
  • Identify potential mentors for the youth population to aid in their success
  • Partner with local area training providers and refer clients as appropriate
  • Provide referrals to community partners when appropriate
  • Contact employers by phone or in person and schedule face to face meetings
  • Additional programmatic tasks as assigned by Program Manager
  • Complete assigned documentation with minimal error and in a timely fashion

Qualifications:


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Human Services background preferred
  • AS degree or equivalent experience required
  • Must have experience working with at risk youth population
  • Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Must be computer literate
  • Clean driving record, reliable transportation, able to drive 15 passenger van

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