Employment Specialist - The Loft

Location: Maplewood, NJ

The Employment Specialist at The Loft SBYSP will build and maintain rapport by interacting with students during appropriate times to facilitate social skill development, and advocating for students, as needed. Develop and facilitate job skills training for individuals and groups. Ensure that the students understand how to get their working papers and that it is their responsibility to secure them. Assist in referring and placing students in part time employment. Assist students in post high school/college/career planning. Assist students with FAFSA and application processes.Insure documentation and data input into Management Information System is completed in timely fashion. Assist in supervising recreation as needed. Assist in the development and marketing of programs in the school environment and community. Bachelors Degree in human services field. Proven ability and experience working with adolescents in an urban setting. Knowledge of adolescent development, knowledge of community resources, knowledge of group process. Demonstrate cultural competence through an awareness of and sensitivity towards Agency's clients' and coworkers' cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.

Requirements: Bachelors Degree in human services field. Proven ability and experience working with adolescents in an urban setting. Knowledge of adolescent development, knowledge of community resources, knowledge of group process.rements:

Hours: 17.5 hours per week (Monday 11am - 5pm); (Wednesday 11am - 4pm); (Thursday 11am - 4pm) and (Friday 11am - 2pm)