Who We Are
The mission of The Youth Employment Partnership (YEP) is to improve the employment and education outcomes for Oakland youth and young adults (ages 14-24) impacted by poverty, foster care, homelessness, the criminal justice system, school underachievement and other barriers to work by providing transformative job training, critical skill building, transitional housing, and contextualized education paired with work experience in living classrooms.
Since 1973, YEP has trained more than 25,000 high-school youth and 9,000 young adults ages 18-24. We have become a workforce development and education provider recognized not only locally but also by public systems leaders at the state and national level for our preeminent youth employment programming, and in particular, our ability to support youth and young adults with barriers in their journey to reaching their potential through excellent education and employment outcomes. YEP’s 26,000 square foot training facility, located in the lower San Antonio neighborhood in Oakland, houses a fully-equipped construction workshop, commercial kitchen, warehouse, tiny home emergency housing, computer lab, five classrooms and an alternative education credit recovery high school—all of which were designed and built by youth in our construction training program.
YEP’s youth employment program for high school students provides job readiness training workshops, subsidized afterschool and summer internships at local businesses and non-profits, and ongoing professional development workshops. Our programs are specifically designed to work with youth who have significant barriers to high school graduation and employment, such as juvenile justice system involvement, foster care, poverty, and other risk factors.
In-School Work Experience Counselors (WEC) are responsible for the recruiting, engaging and ensuring their trainees successfully complete our workforce training programs. All counselors have direct service responsibilities and are expected to facilitate the training and educational activities of the trainees on their caseload. Work Experience Counselors are responsible for helping trainees overcome barriers to employment, to attain professional competencies through development workshops and to secure ongoing, unsubsidized employment in jobs that provide a living wage. Counselors must be able to build relationships with trainees while modeling healthy boundaries and providing support in a way that encourages professional development.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS: BA or BS required (will accept applicants graduating college in 2021)
WORK EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS: WEC must have successful backgrounds in employment and job training. All candidates must possess the following: a serious commitment to working with at-risk youth and young adults; a strong ability to organize & problem-solve; ability to multi-task at an extraordinarily high level; ability to thrive in a high energy, demanding work environment; sensitivity to the needs of our client population and maintain clear counselor/client boundaries; a strong, demonstrated work ethic; strong public speaking, verbal, and written communication skills; and a serious dedication to working in a non-profit environment in order to better the lives of underserved youth in the Oakland community.
This position is also contingent upon your ability to:
1. Pass a fingerprint and background check (required of all YEP employees).
2. Access to a vehicle at least 20 hours/week, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance.
3. Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by July 1, 2021 (will honor religious and medical exemptions).
Please send a 1) cover letter and 2) your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “WEC” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The Youth Employment Partnership, Inc. actively seeks to hire, promote, and provide services to individuals without regard to race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin or age. If you need accommodations, please contact the office.
Who We Are
The mission of The Youth Employment Partnership (YEP) is to improve the employment and education outcomes for Oakland youth and young adults (ages 14-24) impacted by poverty, foster care, homelessness, the criminal justice system…
· BENEFITS | YEP offers a competitive benefits package of an additional 17% (2% set aside for mental health) of gross monthly salary in a flexible cafeteria-style plan, offering medical, dental, and vision plans as well as childcare and education reimbursement options. Example: $50,000 annual salary x 17% = $8,500 in flexible benefits per year.
· BENEFITS | YEP offers a competitive benefits package of an additional 17% (2% set aside for mental health) of gross monthly salary in a flexible cafeteria-style plan, offering medical…
Must be highly proficient in English.
Must be highly proficient in English.
Please submit a 1) cover letter and 2) resume.