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Career Pathways and Educational Supports Service Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 10/21/2018

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Job Description

REPORTS TO: Director of Specialty Courts and Compliance

JOB DESCRIPTION: Provide additional support to underemployed Treatment Court participants between the ages of 18-24 by improving their employability to achieve healthier lifestyles.  This is attained by supporting the case management unit with assessment, planning and linkage to education, vocation and employment services for identified participants.  In addition, the CPE Coordinator works in collaboration with Forensic Services/Treatment Court Management team to identify appropriate assessment tools and establish referral agreements with a defined group of vocational/employment/education providers.  

Responsibilities:  

  • Research, evaluate, and recommend vocational/career assessment tools and forms to Forensic Services management as needed to support the current needs of PTC participants.
  • Complete initial career assessments with participants and provide guidance to the case management team: in developing vocational/educational objectives, providing necessary vocational/educational linkages, and assist in measuring preparedness related to advancements in educational pursuits, job training and employment (i.e. mock interviews). 
  • Development of referral agreements with career technical and education and career pathway providers as well as employers.  
  • Assess participants’ academic status at admission and vocational status at admission and discharge.  Collect and enter data and outcomes in Client Registry Service (CRS) relative to education vocation/employment such as:  enrollments, training, job development, job placement, retention, education level, etc...
  • Complete field work tasks including: meeting with current and prospective employers, job shadowing, establishing strong partnerships and vocational/educational linkages throughout Philadelphia.
  • Will assist participants with vocation/educationally relevant objectives in the case of an extended absence of the case managers. Conduct bi-Weekly phone contacts to participants obtaining employment and new educational opportunities and securing verification to provide to case managers. 
  • Report on participants’ progress or lack thereof to case managers routinely and present to court officials if necessary.
  • Provide monthly reports to Director of Specialty Courts as requested.

SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of community resources and agencies as related to career development, career and technical education and career pathways for young adults.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Capable of effective communication with staff, clients, community agencies and resource individuals.
  • Capable of performing record keeping and correspondence as it relates to job functions.
  • Capable of rapport building with clients to facilitate their engagement in the employment process
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must be willing to present cases in court if necessary. 

 EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in direct vocational service provision or coordination with young adults (18-24 year olds)
  • Experience working with justice involved individuals with behavioral health concerns is preferred 2-3 plus years job related experience.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish speaking) is a plus

 EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

SALARY:

  • Commensurate with education and experience.

For additional information on Forensic Services, please visit the Forensic Services website: www.forensicservicesphilly.org