Location: Brooklyn, NY
Position Code: LUHEH
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) seeks an energetic, organized professional to join our Sunset Park location. This team member will play a critical role in engaging and supporting Opportunity Youth (17-24 years old) in our Out of School Youth Employment and Education Programs.
Responsibilities will be to provide ongoing work readiness support and case management to 16-24 year-olds; facilitate weekly work readiness workshops, handle all issues related to work readiness and internships; maintain worksite and participant internship case files; actively develop additional internship sites; enter detailed worksite and participant case notes in internal and funder databases; ensure that required work readiness training topics and assignments are completed; enter internship hours in funder database; provide employment counseling and outcome placement; actively participate in program recruitment and intake process; ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations.
Who We Are and How We Are Changing:
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is in the process of developing our next phase organizationally. We have a proven track record as a strong community based organization since 1983. We have assisted thousands of NYC opportunity youth and adults gain critical skills and obtain employment. As a leading workforce training not-for-profit, OBT provides a training program that balances high accountability and high support, with the goal of developing self-sufficiency and providing access to quality career pathways. We are excited to continue to develop on our strong foundation and demonstrated success while meeting the challenges and opportunities of the modern workplace.
Scope of Work:
We are seeking a team member that has the unique balance of natural/developing leadership abilities, detail orientation, and excellent engagement skills. The day to day will be a diverse mix of classroom facilitation, internship management, participant meetings and recruitment. An ideal team member will be highly organized, enthusiastically mission driven and eager to grow and develop themselves, OBT Programs and their participants. The ideal candidate will be committed to a model of high expectations with high levels of support and believe in the power of education and meaningful employment to change the life trajectory of young adults.
Professional Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant filed is required: facilitation experience and experience working with young adults impacted by mental health challenges and trauma strongly preferred; should possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well independently and as part of an interdisciplinary diverse team and be able to establish positive relationships with Opportunity Youth; must be a self-starter and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Benefits: Competitive Salary and Full Benefits; Equal Opportunity Employer