Career Readiness Facilitator
Job Details
LIC - Long Island City, NY

Title:                           Career Readiness Facilitator

Unit:                           Employment Services

Reports to:                 Manager of Training

Status:                        Full Time; Regular; Non-Exempt

Location:                    Long Island City, NY 11101

Days/Hours:               35 hours per week, subject to change based on program needs



Position Summary:

The Fortune Society is seeking to fill the position of Career Readiness Facilitator. Under the supervision of the Manager of Training, the Facilitator will be responsible for conducting instructional workshops on work readiness and assessing the work readiness skills of participants as well as providing administrative support regarding enrollments and client follow-up.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaboratively work with facilitation staff to design and implement innovative and engaging interdisciplinary, interactive, and experiential learning activities in the Career Readiness Workshop, including job readiness skills and life skills related to the development and enhancement of pre-employment competencies;
  • Assist participants in developing a Work Readiness Portfolio that includes a resume, sample
    application, cover letter, thank you letter, reference sheet (professional/personal), and a mock
    interview evaluation form;
  • Conduct cognitive behavioral interventions as prescribed by cognitive behavioral curricula utilized in job readiness programming;
  • Conduct activities to improve motivation and communication skills of job-seeking participants;
  • Monitor, report, and document participants’ attendance, progress towards goals, and overall class performance;
  • Engage in regular participant case conferences and planning meetings with Employment Services staff;
  • Implement systems for assisting participants in learning skills necessary for success in the workplace;
  • Notify supervisor of participant-specific or program issues and problems with regard to the soft skills training program or participant transition;
  • Assist with orientation, screening, assessments, mock interviews, retention, client follow up, recruitment and job development activities;
  • Collaboratively work with volunteers to support mock interviews; and
  • Provide additional program and administrative support to the unit as necessary.
  • High school diploma or GED/HSE required. Associate’s degree from and accredited college or university in social work, psychology, counseling, human services or education preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience training, counseling, providing workforce development services, or instruction;
  • Experience with job readiness and/or cognitive behavioral curricula facilitation including Thinking for a Change, OWDS, ART (Aggression Replacement Training), or similar preferable;
  • Good Microsoft Office skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including phone etiquette;
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus;
  • Ability to work as an effective part of a team, with individuals of varied backgrounds (both experiential and academic);
  • Familiarity with the Fair Chance Act a plus;
  • Ability to apply skills learned from prior work experience, or formal academic training in a related subject area, to the day-to-day project activities; and
  • Demonstrated success in being participant-centered, self-motivated with excellent relationship skills.


Travel Requirements: May require travel to our Harlem offices.


Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.