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Employment Coordinator

Henry Street Settlement


Department: Jobs Plus
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Full Time: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesdays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Program Overview: Jobs Plus is a part of Henry Street Settlement’s Education and Employment Services, a $10M division providing a continuum of services from early childhood education through adult workforce programs designed to assist individuals in obtaining the skills necessary for lifetime self-sufficiency. Jobs-Plus is a proven, place-based model to provide holistic employment, education, and financial counseling services to public housing residents. Henry Street Settlement’s Jobs-Plus program provides services to residents of Jacob Riis and Lillian Wald Houses on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Employment Coordinator works with residents on career development, job placement and job retention goals.


Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, education, business or psychology and two (2) years relevant experience OR High School diploma and a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience required.
Two (2) to three (3) years relevant experience in workforce development, recruiting, human resources preferred.
Sensitivity towards, and ability to, work with diverse individuals including, but not limited to, NYCHA/Public Housing Residents, young adults, English language learners and other to low-income, high-barrier to employment populations.
Demonstrated experience effectively facilitating groups and working one-on-one to help clients achieve a desired outcome using up-to-date teaching and coaching methods.
Demonstrated experience achieving monthly placement and retention targets.
Excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills required, ability to effectively conduct meetings, trainings, groups preferred.
Ability to provide comprehensive assessment and case management services to a caseload
Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure both as an individual and member of a team
Good judgment and problem solving ability, strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task
Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required as well as ability to learn database systems ability to conduct targeted internet research required
Experience working with employers a plus
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred


Complete all program and contract required steps for enrollment, assessment, service plan development/implementation and follow up services with all participants assigned to caseload.
Provide vocational counseling, assistance with job search and job retention resulting in meeting monthly placement and retention targets.
Work one-on-one with participants and develop /facilitate workshops to small and large groups on topics including (but not limited to) job search strategies, interviewing skills, goal setting and career advancement.
Identify potential training programs/partners that will enhance participants’ connection to the workforce.
Document all program steps, employer outreach and job placements via documentation collection and data entry into multiple databases on a weekly basis according to contractual and agency regulations.
Represent the organization to key stakeholders including program partner organizations and participating employers.
Participate in case management, staff and supervisory meetings as scheduled.
Travel to multiple service sites within the division as needed Other related tasks as assigned or as needed.


To Apply: email Cover Letter and Resume to In the subject line, please indicate job title “Employment Coordinator – Jobs Plus” AND the website the position was found.
Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.

Posted on 05/08/17; CVMHA ID #10996