In collaboration with the Mayor’s Workforce Development Board, the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) is the recognized leader for implementing successful workforce development initiatives for city of Detroit residents and employers. Our mission is “to cultivate local workforce talent to align with the needs of the business community through partnerships with key workforce agencies, faith- and community-based organizations, education and training institutions, and philanthropic, economic development and government entities.”
Under the supervision of the GDYT Program Manager, the Detroit Public School District (DPSCD) Program Coordinator will provide customized support to GDYT program participants, with focus on youth enrolled in Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD). The DPSCD Program Coordinator must be familiar with resources and policies that affect the respective populations and be able to work effectively with youth and employers alike.
In partnership with GDYT Program staff and partners, specifically DPSCD assigned staff, the DPSCD Program Coordinator will develop comprehensive employment plans and ensure specialized participation for youth enrolled in DPSCD’s credit recovery and summer enrichment programs, customized to meet their academic needs and career goals.
· Assisting youth navigate the enrollment experience, including registration, orientation, and evaluation.
· Administering assessments to identify barriers to employment retention/training completion and responding effectively and confidentially to address challenges.
· Ensuring that participants’ work experiences are properly aligned with their education requirements and selected career pathway.
· Monitoring participants’ summer employment and work-based learning experience(s) to ensure adequate progress towards program outcomes.
· Providing direct coaching and intensive support to participants via customized service delivery strategies.
· Overseeing auxiliary training for eligible participants (i.e., Work Readiness, Pre-Employment Assessments, Life Skills Training, etc.) in accordance with anticipated milestones.
· Assisting participants in setting goals and achieving outcomes related to increased independence in the workplace/training settings.
· Maintaining consistent communication with employers, training providers and program staff for data gathering and ongoing support.
· Assessing, navigating, and referring participants in need of social supports to appropriate partners/service providers.
· Mitigating interruption in program participation and/or participant issues, as necessary.
· Submitting/entering required data and participant progress documentation for timely, accurate reporting.
· Participating in meetings with team members, community partners and DESC leadership as required ES.
The above functions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed in this role. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position
The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
· Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service, Youth Development, Education, Community Service, Child and Family Services, or another related field.
· At least five (5) years of related professional experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
· At least three (3) years’ experience in a role that focused on positive youth development is required.
Relevant experience collaborating with local human or social service resources.
· Experience researching and analyzing training and workforce initiatives and general knowledge of workforce trends highly desirable
LICENSES: Valid State of Michigan Driver’s License – Position requires field work.
OTHER: Background check and drug screen required.
Salary commensurate with experience.