Location: Jamaica, Queens
Position Code: 8HMK2
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) seeks an energetic, organized professional to join our Jamaica, Queens 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 High School Equivalency Program (OSY HSE). The OSY Counselor will have a range of responsibilities including but not limited to community outreach, employment/educational placement, and guidance counseling in an outcome and youth development oriented workforce program. The OSY Counselor is an ideal position for professionals who have excellent skills in working with young adults and are interested in further developing their leadership skills.
Responsibilities include working with disconnected youth ages 17-24 to increase HSE attainment, job and college retention; collecting job/college verification paperwork from participants; entering client information into multiple data systems; preparing client folders and facilitating a monthly Stay at Work Program; providing intake and assessment to ensure candidates are suitable for OBT programming.
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 and assessment skills. The day to day will be a diverse mix of outcome planning, participant meetings, 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 (or equivalent experience); strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate well with all stakeholders; ability to work well independently and as part of an interdisciplinary diverse team; interest in developing innovative and engaging ways to approach to workforce programming.
Benefits: Competitive Salary and Full Benefits; Equal Opportunity Employer