Workforce Employment Specialst


: $63,850.00 - $171,150.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Post Secondary

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Temple Universitys College of Education seeks a full-time Employment Specialist to provide ongoing employment preparation, support and opportunity to youth in the workforce program. The Employment Specialist will work collaboratively with all the partners involved in this project to ensure that program outcomes are achieved. This is a grant-funded project and involves multiple stakeholders including the School District of Philadelphia, Temple University Health System, Temple College of Education and other industry training. This work is in support of a larger workforce development strategy for the city of Philadelphia. The goal of the project is to provide Opportunity Youth ( 17 24 years old) and other youth transitioning out of high school career and technical education health sciences programs with industry training and certification that leads to viable long-term employment in the health field.The Employment Specialist will develop partnerships with local employers, regularly attend partner meetings, leverage university and community resources to address the employment needs of the youth enrolled in the program, and support their employment and retention goals. The incumbent will plan and implement job fairs and career panels, develop Paid Work Internship opportunities, and career development workshops and exposure opportunities like job shadowing and field trips, and develop on- the-job training opportunities. The Employment Specialist will meet with youth one on one to assess their employment needs, provide career planning and coaching, and will track youth progress upon program completion. The Employment Specialist will also use various methods and tactics to communicate with participants including home visits, worksite visits and use of social media if applicable to obtain signatures, documentation, collect pay stubs and to stay engaged for retention efforts. The Employment Specialist will maintain accurate and timely data entry/case notes using approved program data entry systems of all client interactions related to employment /career readiness. Performs other duties as assigned.Required Education & Experience:Bachelors degree with 2 years of experience in workforce development and a strong track record of job placement. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and Abilities:* Strong knowledge of issues in education and workforce development particularly for youth in urban communities.* Ability to work within a college environment and with multiple institutions in a diverse cross section of the community.* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage employers and diverse constituents and work as a team.* Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently and manage complex projects and timelines.* Strong ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.* Competent in using Microsoft Office suite including Excel.* Must be flexible and able to work evenings and weekends as needed* Ability to travel locally.Preferred:* Masters degree* Experience with North Philadelphia, the School District of Philadelphia and/or the Healthcare Union.* Experience with the healthcare sector and Philadelphias Work Force System* Local employer connectionsThis is a grant funded position.This position requires a background check.Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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