LAYC’s Digital Pathways Program (DPP) offers job readiness training (JRT) and life skills training, job placement services, IT certification, GED preparation, and support services to out-of-school youth generally between the ages 16-29. The program aims to equip youth with the skills and credentials needed to obtain and retain meaningful employment and/or enter post-secondary education. The Job Developer will implement and enhance a comprehensive job readiness curriculum that prepares students for employment, creates internship opportunities, collaborates with employers to ensure a successful internship placement, and assists youth in their process of obtaining full-time employment.
- Organize, implement and enhance the curriculum for JRT classes.
- Provide individualized and group instruction utilizing various teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles and students with IEP’s.
- Provide one-on-one career counseling to participants, including resume review and working on any potential challenges to employment.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with potential employers.
- Provide feedback on participants’ preparation for employment and internship opportunities.
- Assist with recruitment, enrollment, overall retention, and marketing of the DPP program as needed.
- Develop positive, ongoing relationships with youth and families.
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers and other experiential activities.
- Meet with participants to evaluate the progress of goals and help them identify and resolve obstacles to those goals.
- Maintain a current list of “active” employers, and those to follow up with, which can be engaged in various opportunities including events, presentations, and internships.
- Manage internal and external internship programs, including applications, payment processes, evaluations, and follow up.
- Provides follow-up services with employed participants, including conflict resolution with employers and career pathway counseling.
- Prepare monthly statistics and narrative reports as required by utilizing LAYC’s ETO database to keep a record of youth progress by recording efforts and outcomes of participants.
- Collect data from employer partners related to industry needs and skills and match job skills with applicant qualifications.
- Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to improve professional competence.
- Serves as a community liaison networking with community associations, private employers, city-wide agencies, and industry representatives.
- Attend staff meetings and take an active role in organizational activities.
- Performs other activities specifically assigned by the Program Manager/Director.
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Technology, Human Services, or related field.
- At least two years of experience working with at-risk youth populations.
- Any combination of training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties as described.
- Ability to implement appropriate behavioral management techniques.
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal in English (Spanish preferred)
- Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekends.
- Complete medical, background, criminal and child abuse clearances.
- Computer proficiency, including the use of Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
- Experience working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds.
- Knowledge of and experience in using student learning outcomes to promote student learning.
- The willingness and desire to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and to take on additional responsibilities.
- A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing quality instruction to our program participants.
- Obtain CPR and First Aid certifications.
- Adheres to all LAYC personnel policies.
This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 10 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
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