• Youth Service Specialist

    Posted: 03/12/2023

    The Workforce Development Center, an affiliate of the Chamber Foundation, is looking to hire a full-time Youth Service Specialist (YSS) to join our team. YSS would be responsible for providing high school and out-of-school youth ages 16-24 with case management and mentoring support. Supports include connecting youth to employment, training, and work experience opportunities.

    Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Recruit and identify youth throughout Dutchess County for program enrollment.
    • Develop and maintain a professional and respectful relationship with youth in order to encourage and model effective workplace and life skills
    • Connect with local businesses to identify employment and work experience site locations
    • Provide job coaching and site location visits
    • Provide career services to youth including workshops on job readiness, resume development, and post-secondary education planning
    • Develop an Individualized Student Success Plan to assist students with goals and supportive services
    • Maintenance of daily attendance records, student progress forms, student evaluation forms, internship evaluation forms, and other reporting documents
    • Work closely with community and school district partners and attend networking events
    • Attend Chamber events as scheduled and cultivate relationships with employers
    • Attend community events with youth

    The right candidate must be able:

    • To serve as a positive role model
    • To work with a diverse group of youth, families, employers and community partners
    • Show experience working with youth
    • Have an understanding of the local community and human services is desirable
    • Be comfortable transporting youth
    • Proficiency in Word and Excel required, and ability to learn program database.
    • Bachelors degree preferred
    • Travel to employers, schools, stores and other program related events is necessary
    • Mileage is reimbursed
    • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-4:30pm, Thursdays 11:00am-7:00pm.
    • Please submit cover letter and resume for immediate consideration. Applications will not be considered without a cover letter.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour


    • Monday to Friday

    Ability to commute/relocate:

    • Poughkeepsie, NY 12601: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


    • Associate (Preferred)


    • youth: 1 year (Required)

    Work Location: In person

    Apply through Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/job/youth-service-specialist-b71d341cd07e3fae