Youth Employment Specialist

Vermont Association of Business, Industry and Rehabilitation
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

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:

  • 🌱 Guide young minds in exploring their career dreams.
  • 📝 Prepare students to explore post-secondary education, skill training and work experiences.
  • 🤝 Build bridges between employers and future talent.
  • 🎯 Help students land fulfilling jobs, internships, and apprenticeships.

Your office will be as dynamic as your role—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:

  • 🎓 Bachelor’s degree in Human Service or Business field is preferred (or equivalent experience).
  • 📝 Excellent communication skills.
  • 🕒 Superior organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • 💡 Creative problem-solving skills.
  • 🌈 Ability to work with a diverse group of job seekers.
  • 🛡 Knowledge of ADA and employment issues for vulnerable populations.

Perks and Environment:

  • 🔁 Flexible work environment: schools, offices, and community spaces.
  • 🚗 Travel is on the agenda: reliable transportation is a must.
  • ⏰ Some flexibility in work hours to meet service demands.

Ready to Make an Impact?

Don’t just find a job—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 isn’t exhaustive. Your role can adapt and expand, as required.

Join us. Together, we can ignite futures and craft success stories. 👉 Apply Now!

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

VABIR (The Vermont Association of Business Industry and Rehabilitation) focuses on increasing the employment of people with disabilities. Their actions towards diversity, equity, and belonging are primarily aimed at integrating individuals with disabilities into the workforce, ensuring they have equal opportunities for employment. The specific strategies and initiatives VABIR employs to foster an inclusive environment can be found on their website, but include job fairs, training programs, and partnerships with employers to create accommodating and supportive workplaces.

Wage or Salary
$41k to $46k annual commensurate with experience.