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Job: Employment and Education Specialist

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Title Employment and Education Specialist
Categories Northern California
Salary $25.40/ hour
Location San Jose
Job Information

This is full time, temporary to hire. 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 will be adept at understanding 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 will need to 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 youth.

Qualifications and Position Competencies:
 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 services.
 One year of experience working with youth in career development and job placement capacities
 Excellent knowledge of education and employment resources for youth in the Bay Area
 General knowledge of the issues facing transitioning foster youth
 Willingness to work collaboratively, but with the capacity to work independently
 Must have a dependable car, valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance
 Must be able to pass a Community Care Licensing background check

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