Job Summary: Outreach Planner for Youth. Connecting Community Youth with Job Corps ensuring there is a sufficient number of referrals in local outreach program for Job Corps participation.
•Implements a local outreach program to ensure a sufficient number of referrals to achieve contracted goals.
•Interviews, reviews and assesses all application materials and personal observations to make an informed judgment about applicant's suitability for the program, with the exception of those needing medical or mental health review, behavior and applications for readmission.
•Provides timely travel authorization and maintains and updates records according to Federal requirements.
•Introduces applicants to labor market information in applicant's preferred vocation in his/her own hometown area.
•Establishes and maintains positive partnerships with center staff to ensure that centers receive committed and informed applicants and that students receive quality services.
•Regularly makes presentations about Job Corps and eligibility requirements to community partners, schools, youth groups, etc.
•Develops agreements / contracts with community partners to establish meaningful and productive referral partnerships to ensure a consistent flow of eligible applicants to Outreach and Admissions Counselors.
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in human services, psychology counseling, education, social science, communications, or closely related field; or Associate's degree in human services, psychology, counseling, education, social science, communications, or closely related field, and two years related experience. Experience may include successful Job Corps outreach or successful outreach and admissions with other youth development programs.
Preferred: Minimum plus Previous Job Corps experience. Valid State driver's license a plus.
Knowledge: Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Excellent presentation skills. Ability to effectively relate to students. Excellent organizational skills.