WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act) Youth Specialist-Life Skills, Grant-Funded

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act) Youth Specialist-Life Skills, Grant-Funded


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, North Carolina, 28034


$42,113.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Clerical

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Closes: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Target Start Date

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Full Time

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications



  • Bachelor's degree from a nationally accredited institution in career counseling, education, social work, human services, or a related field required.



  • Two years' work experience in higher education, counseling, case management, monitoring, social work, or related field required.


  • Generally works in a traditional climate-controlled office environment and requires the ability to sit for extended periods.
  • Some walking, standing, and bending, with the ability to lift and maneuver items weighing up to 15 pounds required.
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
  • In addition to regular office hours, position may sometimes require overtime and/or evening hours.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree from a nationally accredited institution preferred.
  • Experience with federal youth programs preferred.

Position Description


OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Review of applications will begin 7/12/22

This position is a full-time, temporary, grant-funded staff position which is benefits-eligible. Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA).

Under the supervision of the Youth Program Coordinator, provides career counseling, intensive job readiness, job search, and placement assistance, case management, and training/re-training and follow-up services to WIOA eligible youth.



  1. Conducts outreach and recruitment of youth customers. 
  2. Conducts and maintains contacts with community organizations for the purpose of outreach, recruitment, and positive public relations. 
  3. Orients customers to the services and eligibility requirements of the WIOA program in both group settings and individually. 
  4. Determines eligibility and assists youth with enrollment into program services. 
  5. Assists customers with their career planning and career decision-making process. 
  6. Assesses customers' employment and training needs. 
  7. Assists customers in identifying and addressing barriers to employment, and refers to services within the one-stop system as appropriate, or to community resources as necessary. 
  8. Provides case management services to youth working to obtain a GED, HSE, or AHS diploma. 
  9. Refers youth to other appropriate Youth Service Providers in the region for additional assistance. 
  10. Provides job development and appropriate job referrals to WIOA youth customers. 
  11. Conducts follow-up services with customers regarding their job search. 
  12. Monitoring of youth services will include, but will not be limited to, eligibility determinations, documentation to support selective service registrations, citizenship, veteran's status, household size, and other demographic required documentation. 
  13. Monitors youth performance outcomes. 
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Post Contact

Maelle Keener