Research Foundation CUNY Retention Specialist Assistant-Temporary in New York City, New York
Job Title: Retention Specialist Assistant-Temporary
PVN ID: HO-1706-001875
Category: Instruction and Social Service
Location: HOSTOS C. C.
DepartmentContinuig Education- Allied Health Caree
Annual Salary Range$32,000.00 - $38,000.00
Closing DateSep 25, 2017 (Or Until Filled)
Hostos Community College’s Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development was awarded a Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families to operate its Allied Health Career Pipeline Program. The program will provide training for in-demand healthcare occupations to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals. Over the five-year grant period, the Program will enroll 1071 eligible New Yorkers in occupational training to become Certified Nurse Assistants, Patient Care Technicians, Health Information Technicians, Clinical Medical Assistants, Community Health Workers, and Home Health Aides. Students receive supportive services that include case management, examination preparation for the licensure, tutoring, healthcare internships, job placement and post job placement supportive assistance. In addition, students receive academic counseling and guidance on pursing a college degree.
This position ends September 29th, 2017.
The Retention Specialist Assistant will ensure students receive career development tools and resources necessary for internship and employment, work with students to ensure enrollment into college, work with student facing barriers to adherence and retention in trainings, internship and employment, provide supportive services by engaging, assessing for barriers and identifying resolutions, providing career development services, including job search strategies, individual plans, conducting workshops and other related activities as needed.
Ensure that students receive appropriate career development-related services
Provide career guidance, which includes but is not limited to: resume review, job search strategies, cover letter writing, career resources both internally and externally
Assist with events as needed including student workshops, employer and alumni events
Provide general case management to 50+ students in order to help students overcome barriers to success during the vestibule and training periods
Track and follow-up on referrals for services, interviews, internships, job placements
Collect and verify employment and internship documents
Track attendance and performance during career development training, internships and first six months of employment
Perform other duties as assigned
Strong attention to detail
Able to multitask in a fast paced educational environment
Excellent communication and follow-up skills
Ability to exercise independent discretion and judgment
Ability to work in a team
Work well under pressure
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Associate’s Degree and one year of experience in an employment training program
Experience working with diverse populations in low-income neighborhoods
Knowledge of the healthcare job market
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Ability to work flexible evenings at minimum twice a week, required
Ability to work a Saturday schedule twice a month
Position will remain open until filled.