WATCH Project Career Coordinator job Williamsport Pennsylvania
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WATCH Project Career Coordinator Job

Employer Name: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit SpiderID: 8880076
Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania Date Posted: 8/20/2019
Wage: 15.84 - 17.70 Category: Medical/Health
Job Code: 4462
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
JOB LOCATION: Position works within Northern Northumberland County and the Lycoming County areas.

JOB ASSIGNMENT: Work Attributes Toward Careers in Health

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: The position reports to the WATCH Project supervisor or in his/her absence, the WATCH Project program manager.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The WATCH Project Career Coordinator is responsible for recruitment, assessment, intake, orientation, employument retention and care management services for WATCH participants.


Assist with outreach and recruitment within the WATCH targeted service area.
Conduct participant intakes to ensure financial, residency and citizenship eligibility for WATCH services.
Assist with academic assessments and conduct informal assessments to evaluate employability skills.
Participate in Direct Service Team meetings with PA CareerLink® and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) staff.
Create and maintain an ongoing Individual Development Plan based on each participant’s academic, personal, social, and health goals and needs.
Conduct orientation activities to ensure academic and career health care preparation.
Act as a liaison between the participant and service providers.
Instill resiliency skills within WATCH participants.
Provide employment retention services by conducting a high level of communication with employers and promoting employability skills in participants.
Consult with colleagues, educational institutions, program personnel, and other service agencies on a regular basis to improve and maintain an appropriate instructional process and program.
Tailor schedules and direct service for the attainment of WATCH performance outcomes.
Coordinate services with education institutions, social service agency representatives, and program staff in the attainment of each participant’s short- and long-term goals.
Conduct individual and peer group sessions with participants to assist in education and career readiness.
Act as an advocate of the WATCH participant in education program, schools, social service, and other appropriate entities and with employers.
Assist with transportation to school, conferences, special tutoring programs, and social services, when necessary.
Maintain and complete required participant-records and refer to the WATCH Filemaker Pro database and PAGES federal Management Information System for any information relevant to demographics, goals, and outcomes. Financial, residency and citizenship eligibility documentation are placed into the participant’s file.
Provide information for local program evaluation and use evaluation results for program modifications as part of ongoing program improvement.
Support, abide and conduct the federal evaluation in a systematic approach adhering to protocols and requirements set-forth in training.
Perform proficient correspondence, reports and other materials related to the operation of the program.
Maintain current and accurate case notes in Filemaker Pro documenting contacts with WATCH participants, social service agency staff and employers.
Provide monthly reports and synopsis of activities to WATCH Project program manager.


Other duties as assigned by the WATCH Project supervisor or his/her designee.

Job Requirements:

Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, education, psychology, sociology or related fields.
Three years’ experience as a caseworker or in other employment involving direct services.
Demonstrated experience working with target population; and experience working or coordinating services with education, social, and/or health agencies desired.
Ability to develop and maintain positive and collaborative relationships using diplomacy and tact with staff and clients, both internal and external.
Computer experience with database, spreadsheets, and word processing is required.
Excellent oral, written and organizational skills are required.


Current, approved Act 34 (PA State Police), Act 151 (PA Child Abuse Registry) and Act 114-FBI Fingerprint clearances are required and must be renewed at appropriate, specific intervals pursuant to Act 153 of 2014 (revised Act 15 of 2015).
Current, approved Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training certificate showing completion of a minimum of three (3) hours training every five (5) years.


Attend all relevant and required conferences, trainings, in-services and meetings to maintain and enhance professional development with the Supervisor’s guidance. Resiliency in Action and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention de-escalation trainings must be achieved within six months of hire.


Physically able to manage activities including considerable bending, stepping, stooping; climbing in and out of car unassisted.
Sedentary – able to sit for extended periods of time, but may involve walking and standing (periodically as required), is able to lift and carry up to thirty (30 lbs.) pounds.
Dexterity – finger movements (computer keyboard, calculator) eye hand coordination (office equipment, etc).
Auditory and Visual Requirements: Within normal range with or without correction.
Mental demands; Steady response to unpredictable situations and ability to remain calm in meetings with participants; and demonstrates independent judgment and discretion.
Worksite Environment: primarily indoors-office setting with occasional exposure to outdoor elements/climate during workday, fieldtrips, or special projects.
Valid Pennsylvania driver’s licensure.


This is a full time, non-exempt position following a 260 day schedule.
Regular attendance at work is a requirement; any and all absences must be approved by the immediate supervisor.
Occasional evening, weekend, and overnight scheduling may be necessary to accommodate participant and program needs.


All property, including intellectual property, materials, equipment or actual products and services developed or accrued as part of the job duties and responsibilities listed above, is the property of the CSIU. It may not be used for personal profit or gain and will be relinquished to the CSIU upon termination of employment from the CSIU.
The person employed in this position shall maintain confidentiality with regard to the personal and private information about clients and coworkers, programs and services and any other proprietary information accrued as a result of CSIU employment or as required by state or federal laws and regulations.
The person employed in this position must adhere to all requirements identified in the code of professionalism entitled "Ambassadors Are Professionals, Too".

The position holder must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations. It is the responsibility of the employee to inform his/her supervisor and the director of Human Resources of any and all reasonable accommodations that will be required.

Job Criteria:
Start Date: 08/20/2019
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 3
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel: Less Than 25%
Vacation Time: Less Than 2 weeks / year

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Jan Boyer Company Type: Employer
Company: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
City: Williamsport
State: Pennsylvania
Zip: 17701
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