Workforce Development Specialist
New York City (United States of America)
The Workforce Development Training Specialist provides comprehensive workforce development training and career exploration services to clients to help them advance in the workplace. The Workforce Development Specialist develops and implements a career pathways training focused on preparing IRC clients for careers in Healthcare Administration. This role is responsible for program outreach and enrollment, curriculum development, facilitation of industry-aligned training, development of community and employment partners in healthcare industry, career coaching, and job placement.
•Provide classroom instruction for Healthcare Administrative Professionals Initiative, aimed at preparing 30 low-income English Language learners with skills required to work in healthcare administration. Includes 12 hours of instruction per week for 20 weeks.
•Develop and refine advanced work readiness curriculum in collaboration with agency staff
•Conduct pre-enrollment assessments with clients, create career development plans detailing a client’s long-term career goals and a step-by-step plan for its achievement, and provide ongoing case management
•Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files documenting client goals, activities, and services
•Document services provided and client outcomes in relevant case management databases
•Provide one-on-one assistance to help clients prepare their resumes, look for appropriate job opportunities, and practice interview skills.
•Develop and locate appropriate employment opportunities for clients
•Identify and engage local agencies for participant referrals and maintain relationship with training partner to assess progress of training participants
•Conduct primary outreach for client enrollment into Career Development programming
•Work closely with IRC employment specialists, case managers and financial education staff members to integrate career development activities within existing services
•Support the colleagues in tracking quantifiable measurements to assess project effectiveness
•Other related duties as assigned