Career Coach at Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Since 1982, over 150,000 youth have been helped through Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) programs. Y.O.U. helps provide equal access opportunities to teens and young adults, ages 14-24 living in economically distressed communities, succeed by providing educational and workforce opportunities, skills development, and access to career pathways. Our evidence- based practices guide our ability to deliver quality services to youth and employers alike. We offer mutually beneficial school and community based programs designed to meet the needs of Northeast Ohio employers, with a focus on those industry sectors that provide the most opportunities for career success. At Y.O.U., we are dedicated to excellence and continuous improvement of the quality of our services to youth, employers, and the community.
Y.O.U. is currently looking for a full-time Career Coach who believes in the mission and vision of the organization. This unique role will be responsible for implementing and administering the JOG (Jobs for Ohio's Graduates) program in one of our partner schools throughout Cleveland. JOG’s curriculum emphasizes the development of soft skills and has been credited with graduates’ successful placement, retention, and advancement in the workplace. This person will take full ownership of teaching classes, monitoring and mentoring current students in the program, submitting grades to school administration, and following-up with students. This position will also be responsible for recruiting and enrolling future students. The Career coach creates a lasting impression on the youth of the community and assists with helping them forward to meet their future academic and career goals.
- Effectively deliver the JOG curriculum by utilizing instructional program materials and guidelines.
- Effectively planning and developing lesson plans and teaching outlines.
- Pursues a variety of methodology in teaching including lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, and creative experiences.
- Document and ensure all youth have completed required community service goals.
- Assist youth in finalizing career plans by the close of the school year.
- Recruit, enroll, and develop youth for future JOG program courses.
- Build and maintain positive relationships with youth throughout the year. Support and mentor youth during the year and for up to one year after completing the programs.
- Maintain and update the system database regarding program data and student information for analysis.
- Mentor, coach, and support all students as needed.
- Follow-up with students with routine check-ins via phone, email, social media, and in-person meetings.
- Adhere to policies and procedures as outlined by Y.O.U. and at partner school where programming will be administered.
- Work closely with school counselors to ensure student progress toward graduation.
- Participate in school activities.
- Other duties as assigned and required.
- BA/BS in Education, Social Services, or other relevant field required from an accredited college or university required.
- Teaching Certification or Provisional Teacher Licensure from the State of Ohio Department of Education is preferred.
- Must have experience teaching high-school students. Experience working with at-risk students highly preferred.
- Must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs and have experience with databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
- Must have valid transportation to/from school of work, Y.O.U. office, and potentially other JOG sites.
- Must have some experience case management environment (i.e., developing, implementing, monitoring and tracking individualized client service plans).
- Experience in the non-profit industry is a plus, especially in government funded organizations with strong adherence to compliance regulation standards.
- Competitive salary starting at $38,500
- Medical, dental, 403B (retirement) & vision available
- Company paid life insurance, AD&D, Short Term Disability and Long-Term Disability and a pension plan
- Generous paid time off packet.
- Monthly mileage and business expense reimbursement available.
- Ability to sit for extended periods. .
- Ability to stand and walk frequently while maintaining both static and dynamic balance..
- Ability to bend, rotate and reach frequently.
- Ability to carry, push/pull and lift materials, or supplies, weighing upwards of 25 lbs.
- Ability to ascend/descend stairs safely.
- Ability to manipulate, handle, and grip materials required to perform job functions.
- Specific vision abilities including close vision & distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.