Youth Training Coordinator, Deadline to Apply – June 28

Posted by District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund on June 25, 2019

The Temple Cares Bridge to Employment Program is a program that Temple University is implementing in partnership with Temple Health System and District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund. This program is funded through June 2020 with the possibility of renewal beyond that date. The program will serve 50 students transitioning out of Philadelphia School District Health Care CTE Programs. Students will receive supportive services from both Temple University and the Training Fund and receive occupational training from the Training Fund in preparation for internships at Temple Health System. The Training Coordinator will be responsible for developing the occupational training tracks, supporting Temple University’s Summer Bridge Programming, and providing case management to ensure their success. The person in this role will work very closely with Temple Cares staff at Temple University to provide a wholistic approach to program development and case management.

The Training Coordinator will be responsible for implementing an approach grounded in Positive Youth Development and be familiar with Restorative Justice and other alternative models for effective program implementation. This person is a key member of the team, responsible for providing direction on various program elements and expected to lead programming or offer support where needed. We are looking for an individual with initiative, ability to work as part of a team – often in a leadership role – and possess a strong background developing innovative and creative youth programming.

Specific functions are as follows:

  • Delineate eligibility criteria and student expectations for each occupational training track Provide direction around program design and implementation that results in student completion and retention.
  • Effectively engage youth in classroom learning, project based learning, and work based learning.
  • Develop training schedules and calendars in coordination with Temple Cares staff.
  • Ensure curriculum meets industry standards and results in credentials, incorporating feedback from Temple University.
  • Build partnerships that enrich the students’ experiences, and support career exploration as well as opportunities for engagement with employers .
  • Work with the Temple Cares staff to help students choose the occupational track that is the best fit for them.
  • Identify barriers that could prevent students from becoming successful in the program.
  • Identify opportunities for youth who may need additional options.
  • Ensure that the culture of the program is one that is trauma informed, meets youth where they are, and integrates creative techniques of processing as a means of engaging youth.
  • Effectively implement data entry, outcome tracking and reporting within the required timeframes.
  • Ensure that student files meet the required standards and are ready for required audits.
  • Manage paperwork required for successfully enrolling students. Ensure that students meet qualifications for participation.
  • Make purchases related to programming and process payments for students enrolled in
  • Provide counseling and case management, often in crisis situations.
  • Track best practices and use date to inform decisions and program design.
  • Work to ensure each occupational training track is fully staffed with qualified instructors that meet the students’ needs. Provide necessary feedback periodically to ensure the students receive the highest quality of programming.

Education/Experience: Position requires a 4-year college degree, masters preferred, in social work, counseling, or a related field of study. A minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience working with young adults is also required. A background in working in educational settings is preferred, but not required. Applicant must show evidence of developing innovative programming for young adults, and possess a passion for working with this population. Excellent organizational, time management, and documentation skills are required.

Technical Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word and Windows Operating System required.

Working Conditions: Working conditions are those normally found in an office environment.

Deadline to apply June 28, 2019. Please send resume and cover letter to


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