Education and Employment Specialist
The Education and Employment Specialist provides targeted employment and education support to
foster care youth in our supported housing program. The Employment and Education Specialist must
understand what it takes to support youth skills and resources to secure employment and retain
employment along with a solid understanding of the traditional school, post-secondary, and alternative
education systems. The Specialist must be able to influence, teach, and motivate youth. The Specialist
performs both one on one support and group-based work. This position maintains a caseload of 30
youth. The Specialist works closely with the Youth Advocate position to coordinate targeted support to
• Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, education or related field required.
• Two years of full-time social work or casework employment in the field of family or child welfare
• One year of experience working with youth in career development and job placement capacities.