Career Specialist / Job Developer

Career Specialist / Job Developer

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General Purpose of the Job:

The vocational employment specialist will manage and conduct all required assessments, orientations, career planning and job readiness workshops for employment opportunities at La Guardia Airport.  S/he will also form linkages with a variety of community service providers to support the special pre-employment needs of the participants.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensures that all pre-employment documents are collected and filed
  • Lead orientation sessions for eligible clients
  • Conduct career exploration and profile activities
  • Conduct work readiness workshops and coaching
  • Conduct community outreach to assure awareness of job opportunities at the Airport.
  • Provide referrals to various tutoring and academic enhancement services
  • Provide referrals for targeted vocational training
  • Provide referrals for support services and wrap-around services
  • Collaborate with CAO to maintain information regarding bank of current job openings in targeted sectors at Airport
  • Follows up on participants’ progress/success
  • Maintain computerized and hard copy progress notes on each client
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly program and statistical reports of outcomes
  • Maintain a professional working environment


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of experience in job placements for an underrepresented population or 5+ years ‘experience in workforce development and career planning in a social service setting
  • Good verbal and written communications skills and excellent computer skills a must.

Employment Type: Full Time

Language: English (Bi-lingual a plus)

Benefits: Participation in 401K, Health Insurance, Paid Holidays, Annual and Sick Leave.

Salary details: $45-50k annually depending on experience.

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