Youth Career Pathways Specialist
Job Details
Maryland Regional Office - Hyattsville, MD
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree Required
$18.00 Hourly
5 - 10%
Nonprofit - Social Services

Position Summary

The Youth Career Pathways Specialist will work with refugee youth in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties to help them achieve economic independence through vocational and career advancement. The Youth Career Pathways Specialist will assist refugee youth in creating career pathways goals through Individual Service Plans and will monitor their progress towards social integration and achieving self-sufficiency. The Youth Career Pathways Specialist will match youth with a volunteer mentor who will provide the youth with personalized interaction and guidance. The Youth Career Pathways Specialist will provide case management support and ensure programmatic goals are achieved.


Essential Functions

  • Maintain a caseload of thirty (30) refugee youth and provide case management
  • Provide intake and assessment for eligible youth and create an Individual Service Plan
  • Conduct outreach for program and make referrals as appropriate
  • Assign and coordinate volunteers to mentor refugee youth 
  • As appropriate and based on assessment, request financial assistance for client
  • Create and maintain accurate data records 
  • Produce and submit reports in a timely manner
  • Coordinate services with other area agencies
  • Provide career pathways counseling and program training to clients


Educational Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree (four year college or technical school) or Work Equivalent
  • Field of Study:  social work, psychology, international studies, human services or related field


Additional Skills

  • Empowerment - Facilitator in building the capacity of our clients, staff and organization
  • Inclusion - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences while promoting a harassment-free environment.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Respect - Highest regard to the dignity of the whole person, and for the opinions, circumstances and feelings of all stakeholders.
  • Quality - Up hold the highest standards, through the demonstration of accuracy and thoroughness, and is accountable to all stakeholders.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Professionalism - Accepts responsibility for own actions and engages in respectful behavior at all times.
  • Language proficiency- Dari, Pashto, Spanish, Arabic, French desire
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications


Just Some of the Amazing Benefits Offered

  • Fun, Friendly Work Environment
  • Flexible Work Schedule with Teleworking Available
  • Paid Training
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement and Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Accrued Time Off 
  • Two (2) Floating Holidays Yearly
  • Reimbursable Expenses