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Career Coach – Secure Jobs Partnership

Position Summary: Secure Jobs Partnership is a regional collaboration aimed at demonstrating a replicable model for connecting homeless families to career ladder employment and for improving coordination of services among the local housing/homelessness and workforce development systems. The Career Coach is responsible to develop strong job leads, provide high quality career counseling, training, and job placement assistance to designated job seekers. The coach initiates and sustains collaborative working relationships with a variety of businesses in the greater Boston area. This individual must have a strong knowledge about issues related to individuals with significant barriers to employment.

Hiring Company: JVS Boston
Location: Boston

Key Competencies:
• Accountability and Results focused
• Adapting to Change
• Building Relationships, Collaboration and Teamwork
• Cultural Competency and Respect
• Communication Skills
• Initiative
• Planning/Organizing
• Promotes Agency
• Demonstrated expertise in producing professional-level resumes
• Proficiency in designing/adapting and presenting workshops and group programs on career-related topics
• Employer engagement/relationship -building
• Tracking program progress and reporting

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
• Associates Degree in related area (Employment Coaching/Career Counseling, Human Resources, Psychology, Social Work, or Education) is required
• 1-3 years of experience in workforce development or related field required
• 1-3 years of experience in working with individuals with barriers to employment strongly desired
• Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining professional business relationships relevant to employment of others preferred
• Fluency in English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole required; bilingual and bicultural preferred
• Knowledge of community resources and web-based job search resources and techniques required
• Experience working with homeless and/or at risk families highly preferred
• Experience in recruitment, job development desired
• Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills required
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required
• Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills required

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