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Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) works to create a world where young people with disabilities will be able to live with dignity and pride in who they are, and to lead self-determined lives filled with purpose. To make this happen, we build the skills and abilities of young people with disabilities, and increase the inclusivity of workplaces, organizations, and communities.


For over 25 years, PYD has offered the Career Readiness Program, a career-readiness program for youth with disabilities that addresses barriers to employment, graduation, and academic success in meaningful and measurable ways. PYD’s Career Readiness Program partners with Boston Public Schools (BPS), state rehabilitation agencies, Greater Boston Area high schools, and community partners to serve students through classroom learning, real-world experiences, internships, and professional mentoring. Additionally, the Career Readiness curriculum can be purchased by non-profits and educational institutions nationally.


The Program Specialist plays a key role on the team, leading the Career Immersion enhancement of the direct service program. The specialist utilizes a differential placement framework to tailor career immersion activities to individual student needs including one-on-one job readiness counseling and job placement support for identified work ready students. The specialist ensures that Career Immersion students are connected to employment opportunities that fit their interests and needs.

Key duties of the Career Readiness Program Specialist include, but are not limited to: 

·        Work closely with PYD’s instructors to identify students looking for employment opportunities.

·        Visit PYD classes/workshops on a regular basis to assist with related instruction and meet with individual students as needed to work on employment related tasks (resume, applications).

·        Manage a caseload of students looking for employment opportunities, collaborating with Outreach Coordinator to identify the programs/opportunities that will be a best fit for their needs and interests, and work to help connect youth to those opportunities.

·        Work closely with PYD business and community partners (and the greater business community) to source employment opportunities for students, including part time work, summer jobs, and internships.

·        Collaborate with Outreach Coordinator to ensure successful onboarding process for student internships.

·        Provide support to students participating in internship experiences, including weekly in-person or virtual check-ins with each intern and internship site supervisors.

·        Review interns’ goals and discuss internship expectations and responsibilities.

·        Meet with school staff, partner organizations, and PYD instructors to coordinate youth services and supports.

·        Assist with program outreach and enrollment with support from Program Manager. 

Other duties:

 ·        Maintain weekly case notes on participating student progress using data management system.

·        Maintains accurate records of work with students and youth employment outcomes in PYD’s Salesforce database.

·        Attend bi-weekly PYD staff meetings.

·        Attend Career Readiness team meetings and supervision.

·        Assist with Career Readiness and agency-wide special projects as they occur.

Qualifications:

 ·        Experience with and passion for working with youth with disabilities.

·        BA/BS and 3-5 years experience working with youth with disabilities, with preference for teacher/classroom instruction experience. Masters Degree in relevant field preferred.

·        Experience modifying and differentiating curriculum to address student learning needs.

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·        Detail-oriented.

·        Ability to effectively manage time and meet competing demands.

·        Ability to think outside of the box.

·        Flexibility and a good sense of humor.

·        Must be able to independently navigate to community partner locations throughout the Greater Boston area (e.g. MRC area offices, schools, employer partners, class locations).

·        Available to run programming on weekends or evenings.

·        Bilingual skill in ASL, Spanish, Haitian Creole or Mandarin desired.

·        Strong skills using the Microsoft Office Suite.

·        Experience using Salesforce CRM or similar database desired. 

Diversity & Inclusion:  

We encourage people with disabilities, BIPOC (black and/or indigenous people and people of color), multi-lingual speakers, people of any religion or ethnicity, and ASL speakers, of all gender identities and socio-economic backgrounds to apply.

Salary range: $40,000 - $42,000

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Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) works to create a world where young people with disabilities will be able to live with dignity and pride in who they are, and to lead self-determined lives filled with purpose. To make this happen, we…

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Salário
USD $40.000 - USD $42.000
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Benefícios

PYD provides employees with the following benefits package:

•               Health insurance with a generous employer contribution (Tufts Health Plan; Silver and Gold tier plan options)

•               Employer-paid life and AD&D insurance

•               Employer paid short term and long term disability insurance

•               401(k) retirement plan with 3% employer contribution

•               Paid vacation time, starting at 3 weeks (15 days) per year

•               Paid sick time, 12 days per year

•               Paid holidays, 14 days per year

•               Personal time, 3 days per year

•               Flexible work scheduling, depending on position

•               Free parking on site

•               Supportive staff culture committed to providing our employees with the support & accommodations they need to be successful

PYD provides employees with the following benefits package:

•               Health insurance with a generous employer contribution (Tufts Health Plan; Silver and Gold tier plan options…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Foreign language skills desired: Spanish, Haitian Creole, Arabic

Foreign language skills desired: Spanish, Haitian Creole, Arabic

Localização

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O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Somerville, MA
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Somerville, MA, USA

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