Opportunity Youth Coach & Employment Specialist, Nashville

Martha O'Bryan Center


Family Services/Human Services/Behavioral Health

Position Description / Responsibilities

As part of MOBC’s Opportunity Youth (OY) Re-Engagement Hub and the Family Success Network, OY Coaches and Employment Specialists work directly with individuals aged 17 – 24 in a collaborative process to help each reach their individualized goals. Using Family Centered Coaching and comprehensive case management, OY Coaches and Employment Specialists strive to keep participants in the driver’s seat, viewing the young adult as the expert of their own strengths and perceived challenges ahead. OY Coaches and Employment Specialists provide direct foundational skills instruction, employment coaching, and professional growth training, while regularly taking part in MOBC’s trauma-informed care coordination as they engage with MOBC support systems as well as community partners to help client excel. The OY Coach and Employment Specialist is often the primary contact for the opportunity youth, and is responsible for connecting with the client, assessing client needs, guiding the client in goal setting around core areas of service, referring family to needed partners or providers in the community, and updating progress notes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Position Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Special Demands:

The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

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