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Urban Resource

New York, NY

Career Specialist - Bilingual in New York, New York

Location700 Columbus Ave Frnt 4, New York, New York 10025
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-08-07
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Valid Through2023-01-21

Job Description:



  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

  • Plan and facilitate trauma-informed trainings on employment readiness, skill-building with members, including resume and cover letter writing, job search and interview skills.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of strengths-based employment readiness assessments and plans with individual members based on their interests, skills and goals to support them in developing a career pathway to living wage employment.

  • Provide individual assessments to discover strengths for and barriers to employment and develop a Career/Employment Service Plan for all clients upon entry to the program.

  • Provides individual supportive trauma-informed counseling related to career and/or internship skills, general support, and employment retention.

  • Meet with clients on a regular basis to provide support to the client throughout their time in the program.

  • Conduct case conferences with team members, as needed, to further individual’s progress toward employment goals.

  • Provide internal and external referrals as needed.

  • Meet weekly with Program Manager for supervision and perform other duties assigned by the Director.

  • Attend training seminars.

  • Participate in monthly staff meetings and in training seminars conducted to enhance and develop one’s skills.

  • Accurately track metrics in selected data base of employers and related data and other duties as may be assigned by the Program Director. Enter data on a timely basis and assist with data for Program reports.

  • Attend coalitions, taskforces, working groups and committees focused on relevant employment issues as directed.

  • Other duties as requested based on department, program and/or organizational needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a related human services field, with two years of delivering career readiness services to survivors of domestic violence. Master’s degree is a plus.


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

  • 2-4 years’ experience preferably in a domestic violence or other related setting with experience work with domestic violence survivors on an individual basis. 1-2 years working with survivors of domestic violence in a vocational and/or educational capacity.

  • Highly motivated, with proven capacity to work independently, take initiative, and thrive in high-paced entrepreneurial environment.

  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Urban Resource Institute.

  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest and an understanding of trauma-informed services.

  • Knowledge of educational and employment barriers and resources for low-income and survivors of violence in NYC.

  • Knowledge of NYC public benefits systems.

  • Demonstrated sensitivity and experience with and/or knowledge of domestic violence within and against disenfranchised communities including individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or HIV-affected, the elderly and individuals with mental health issues.

  • Demonstrated trauma-informed and anti-oppressive approach when working with survivors of domestic violence.

  • Experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse team, maintaining a healthy work environment for staff that encourages professionalism, respect, equality, diversity and continuous improvement.

  • Strong writing and public speaking skills with an ability to manage and organize multiple projects in a busy, pressured working environment.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds.

  • Must be a responsible individual with a reputable character, known to exercise sound judgment, maintain confidentiality, and cope with stress and crises in a calm manner.

  • Willingness to travel to residential and community program spaces, and community partner sites

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Apricot.

All new hires, interns and volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date unless they have requested a reasonable accommodation for medical, disability or religious reasons from URI’s People & Culture, *****.




  • Bachelors or better

Job ID: 4029155242670079187

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