Employment and Education Specialist (Encino, CA)
Walden Family Services, an established Foster/Adoption agency, is looking for a full time (32 hours per week) Employment Specialist to be based out of the Encino office and work throughout Los Angeles County. This position will work under the Program Director. The Employment Specialist is primarily responsible for preparing young adults to enter the job market and to maintain stable employment. This is accomplished in a variety of ways including accompanying youth to job fairs, introducing them to employers, conducting mock interviews, holding workshops and classes, resume writing, assisting with on-line job searching, enrolling youth in vocational programs, and shopping with them for interview and work clothing, etc. This includes some one on one case management with young adults. The Employment Specialist also works with Workforce Investment Act programs, Employment Resources Centers, and local agencies and employers to identify job openings that are suited to the young adults we serve in our Transitional Age Youth programs.