Career Development Coach
Children's Home Society of Florida - Pensacola, FL

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Job Description
: PROGRAM: Youth Works

OBJECTIVE: Counsel clients in establishing education and occupational goals, on available education and training opportunities and on developing vocational or educational plans. Assesses individual capabilities and education needs. Provides information and planning services concerning available options, resources, and methods for meeting educational and vocational goals. Develops job opportunities for clients.

- Provide educational and vocational testing and counseling.
- Select, administer and interpret tests to give program participants information on their vocational aptitudes and interests, and their educational strengths and weaknesses.
- Analyze result of vocational assessments to determine most appropriate job placement.
- Counsel participants in establishing career goals, on available educational and training opportunities, and on making appropriate plans.
- Assist participants in selecting courses and completing application and registration procedures; and may teach courses in such areas as adult basic education.
- Develop new job sites and support existing job sites that are compatible with the program mission; cold-call prospective job placement sites.
- Administer age-appropriate aptitude and interest inventories.
- Prepare individualized career plans for program participants.
- Perform case management activities.
- Provide training in job readiness skills.
- Generate program reports that meet funder's requirements.
- Complete case documentation.
- Attend relevant community meetings.
- Monitor participant's progress toward meeting his/her vocational goal; visit each job site.
- Participate in the quality improvement process.

This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Children's Home Society of Florida reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS: All degrees must be from an accredited university
- Bachelor's degree in a related field
- Two years' experience working with youth aged 14-21
- Florida Driver's License within 30 days from hire

- DJJ or foster experience
- Cold-call experience

- Familiarity with standard vocational assessments
- Knowledge of job market
- Effective oral and written communication skills, including group presentation skills
- Ability to travel locally
- Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions

NEEDED: sitting, standing, walking, driving
PREFERRED: repetitive motions

Supervised by: Program Director

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