Olympic Educational Service District 114 Youth Services Professional, Port Angeles Location in Bremerton, Washington

Job Summary: Olympic ESD 114 is a dynamic agency of diversified programs, positioned to meet ongoing and emerging needs of school districts and their communities. Every employee is responsible to support and contribute to the OESD mission, vision, and goals and to create an internal culture that demonstrates respectfulness, teamwork, program integration, and communication. The WIOA - Youth Services Professional is a member of a team that recruits, enrolls and case manages disadvantaged youth, ages 16-24, who meet program eligibility criteria. Staff support clients in developing individualized plans for developing the knowledge and skills needed to build a positive future through education, job training, and career development and overcoming barriers. Qualifications: Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree required ( preferred in social work, psychology, education, or related area ). Successful experience in working with youth development programs. Successful experience in working with community agencies. Successful experience with employment and training. Job training experience preferred. Experience with WIOA regulations preferred.Required Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities: Demonstrated organizational skills and commitment to follow through on tasks. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Demonstrated knowledge with use of computers and data entry. Must have crisis intervention skills. Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct presentations. Must have good human relations and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to keep confidentiality and show initiative when appropriate. Ability to work flexible hours. Ability to work and function as a team member. Ability to travel; reliable transportation. Required Licenses and/or Certifications: Valid Washington State Driver's License. Essential Job Functions: Facilitate outreach and orientation for potential WIOA-Youth clients. Recruit, determine eligibility, enroll, case manage, develop a training/education plan and provide counseling support for youth. Provide client case management, including but not limited to data entry into database system and maintaining case files. Utilize the counseling/coaching/mentor process to teach and improve participant decision making in areas of personal, academic and vocational exploration. Assist youth in overcoming barriers to employment and educational attainment, including placement in post-secondary training. Work with school personnel and community education programs to assist participants in obtaining a high school diploma or GED. Assess participants' need and provide supportive services to overcome barriers, as well as making referrals to community resources and social services. Identify, recruit and maintain relationships with local business to develop work experience placements and internships. Assist youth in navigating and negotiating systems of support such as human service, health, court, and criminal justice to resolve issues facing young people. Collaborate with the Youth Services team, school and community partners to develop and maintain a consistent approach to supporting and expanding the personal growth and leadership skill of young people. Create and maintain community partnerships. Serve as liaison between youth and education programs. Trave