Posting: Youth Employment Coordinator - Ozone House

May 4, 2023

Position Title: Youth Employment Coordinator

Direct Supervisor: Director of Education, Welcoming and Outreach

Status:  Full Time, Exempt, 40 hours/week with benefits

Base Salary: $40,040; add’l based on education, experience, licensure & credentials

Application Instructions:  Send cover letter and resume to (no calls).  Indicate “Youth Employment Coordinator” in the subject line.

Deadline: Resumes will be reviewed as received; position will be posted until filled.

Commitment to Anti-Oppression

Ozone House requires an atmosphere of cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity. Employees of Ozone House are expected to recognize and accept personal responsibility for increasing their own cultural awareness and to consider how their perceptions about culture affect their relationships with others. Ozone House is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and fosters an anti-oppressive environment to support the recruitment and retention of employees.

Purpose of Position

As a member of the EOW Team, this position holds three primary categories of responsibilities to include youth employment (WorkZone), drop-in center support and street outreach with peer outreach workers.

This position is responsible for the implementation of youth employment training and ongoing employment coaching for youth in the WorkZone program.  The Youth Employment Coordinator is also responsible for the development, training and supervision of the Peer Outreach Workers (POW’s).  POW’s work in the community to provide resources and support to young people in Washtenaw County.  Lastly, this position also supports the day-to-day operations of the drop-in center.

Education Qualifications

  • Commiserate experience and skills will be considered in lieu of level of education/licensing/credentials, etc.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; social work degree preferred

Experience Qualifications

  • Commiserate experience and skills will be considered in lieu of level of education/licensing/credentials, etc.
  • 2 years of experience working with homeless, exploited or other high-risk youth
  • Workforce development experience preferred
  • Experience effectively supervising youth
  • Ability to provide crisis intervention

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Facilitate all aspects of WorkZone employment training which include:
    • Assist in preparing participants for entry into the workforce:
      • Assess program participants’ skills, education, experience, and interests for job matching and placement.
      • Provide coaching and support where necessary once a young person has been hired.
      • Utilize strengths-based approaches to help eliminate barriers for job retention.
    • Organize and lead semi-annual WorkZone symposiums for young people in the community to get connected to employment support and Ozone House services.
  • In collaboration with the Development Team and Director of EOW, build relationships with local businesses and organizations to provide job coaching skills and employment opportunities for participants. Maintain a good relationship with these employers for future job placement opportunities.
  • Collaborate with other Ozone House programs to provide employment support and opportunities for all young people participating in Ozone House services (i.e. Safe Stay, Miller House, Community Based Housing programs).
  • Hire, train, and be a point person for the Peer Outreach Workers program, providing support and guidance to young people that are working on the street outreach team and providing leadership during outreach efforts.
  • Assist with Drop in Center coverage.
  • Provide youth with crisis and short-term intervention, referrals and linkages to Ozone House and other community services.
  • Participate in outreach activities in the community as decided by the Education, Outreach and Welcoming team.
  • Document all services and programs delivered in accordance with agency standards.
  • Collect, compile and report requested program data and monthly reports in a timely and efficient manner.

Other Duties

  • Attend regular supervision with the Director of Education, Outreach and Welcoming.
  • Attend Ozone House all-staff and Education, Outreach and Welcoming Team meetings.
  • Provide intakes for runaway and homeless youth as needed.
  • Maintain the on-call phone on a rotating basis to provide 24-hour emergency assistance and crisis intervention to homeless and runaway youth and their families.
  • Communicate significant updates and instructional information regarding clients to pertinent staff members.
  • Participate in training and other professional development activities to enhance skills and knowledge.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by directors.
  • Be familiar with and use the NASW Code of Ethics, State of Michigan's Mental Health Code and Ozone House policies and procedures to guide practice and decision making.
  • Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, social justice strategies, as well as a safe and productive organizational culture. 
  • Interact effectively with peers and staff. Required duties are performed with an awareness of the impact upon agency structure as a whole.
  • Maintains individual credentials and participation in education and training as necessary to maintain current competency in skill areas necessary to perform job duties.
  • Follows oral and written direction completing tasks as assigned by due dates.
  • Maintains working knowledge of software applications used in performance of daily duties.
  • Represent Ozone House at community events and conduct oneself in an ethical, mature and professional manner with honesty and integrity, welcoming clients, coworkers and other stakeholders with dignity and respect.

Work Environment, Physical Demands & Travel

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment with prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear as they will have very high levels of interaction. This position with be expected to travel to partner locations, housing sites, community events, and trainings. May assist with client moves, lifting boxes, and climbing stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Position Classification, Type & Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, 40 hours a week exempt position. The days and hours of work are coordinated with the Director of Education, Outreach and Welcoming. This position may require long hours, weekend, or evening events as scheduled.

About Ozone House

Ozone House is a community-based, nonprofit agency that helps young people lead safe, healthy, and productive lives through intensive intervention and prevention services.  Since 1969, we have actively developed unique, high-quality housing and support programs and services that provide support, intervention, training, and assistance to runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth and their families.

As the second oldest youth shelter in the country, Ozone House combines a wealth of experience with industry leading best practices to serve young people and their families experiencing crisis.  Each year, Ozone House has served over 3,500 young people throughout Washtenaw and surrounding counties in Southeast Michigan.



Ozone House offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: BCBS health and vision options and dental insurance 90% employer paid for employee; retirement savings plan; basic life insurance, short and long-term disability coverage 100% employer paid; Health Savings Account; Dependent Care, Medical and Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Accounts and a generous paid time off plan.

Ozone House provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We strongly encourage individuals from marginalized groups to apply, including people of color, individuals who have experienced poverty or economic hardship, and people who identify as LGBTQ. Ozone House is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and enforces an anti-oppressive environment to support the retention of employees from groups that have been underrepresented within the organization.

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