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Youth Employment Specialist
Vermont Association of Business, Industry and Rehabilitation (VABIR)
Burlington, VT
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Employment Type: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, Hybrid

Reports To: Program Manager

Status: Exempt


Youth Employment Specialist at VABIR: Ignite Futures and Make an Impact


Who We Are:

At VABIR (Vermont Association of Business Industry and Rehabilitation), we're not just offering jobs; we're crafting careers and cultivating success stories. If you're passionate about making a significant difference in the lives of youth with disabilities, your next career breakthrough is here!


What You'll Do:

As our Youth Employment Specialist (YES), you will be the linchpin in preparing high school students with disabilities for the world of work. Imagine a role where every day you:

  • ๐ŸŒฑ Guide young minds in exploring their career dreams.
  • ๐Ÿ“ Prepare students to explore post-secondary education, skill training and work experiences.
  • ๐Ÿค Build bridges between employers and future talent.
  • ๐ŸŽฏ Help students land fulfilling jobs, internships, and apprenticeships.


Your office will be as dynamic as your roleโ€”ranging from the local high school to the heart of the community. Collaboration? You'll be teaming up with a diverse group, from HireAbility VT Counselors to local employers.


Key Responsibilities:

Empower Youth

  • Spearhead work preparation and job search activities for students.
  • Offer critical support in linking youth to relevant services.


Build Employer Relations

  • Gain insights into local labor market needs and employer preferences.
  • Facilitate effective job matches by understanding both employer and job seeker needs.


Collaborate and Innovate

  • Partner with transition teams to coordinate supportive job placements.
  • Serve as a liaison between state organizations and local teams.


Be a Master of Your Craft

  • Keep accurate records and meet YES performance measures.
  • Continually upgrade your skills and engage in team improvements.


And Much More!

  • From attending crucial business meetings to playing a part in Core Transition Teams, your influence will be far-reaching.


The Ideal YES Candidate:

  • ๐ŸŽ“ Bachelor's degree in Human Service or Business field is preferred (or equivalent experience).
  • ๐Ÿ“ Excellent communication skills.
  • ๐Ÿ•’ Superior organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • ๐Ÿ’ก Creative problem-solving skills.
  • ๐ŸŒˆ Ability to work with a diverse group of job seekers.
  • ๐Ÿ›ก Knowledge of ADA and employment issues for vulnerable populations.


Perks and Environment:

  • ๐Ÿ” Flexible work environment: schools, offices, and community spaces.
  • ๐Ÿš— Travel is on the agenda: reliable transportation is a must.
  • โฐ Some flexibility in work hours to meet service demands.


Ready to Make an Impact?

Don't just find a jobโ€”build a career that makes communities stronger. Click on the 'Apply Now' button and be the change you want to see.

Note: This job description isnโ€™t exhaustive. Your role can adapt and expand, as required.

Join us. Together, we can ignite futures and craft success stories. ๐Ÿ‘‰ Apply Now!


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