NEXTGen Employment Specialist

JVS Human Services Southfield | SOUTHFIELD, MI, United States

Posted Date 11/09/2021


  NEXTGen Employment Specialist



  Business and Career Services



  Jason Charnas


JVS Human Services helps people meet life challenges affecting their self-sufficiency through counseling, training and support services in accordance with Jewish values of equal opportunity, compassion, responsibility and the steadfast belief that the best way to help people is to make it possible for them to help themselves. 




The JVS Human Services NEXTGen Employment Specialist will work with people seeking employment to help them gain the skills to perform a successful job search, including resume writing, networking, interview skills, and more. They will also coordinate business and networking events for young adults through the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s NEXTGen Department.




Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development, Social Work, Psychology or related field.


  • One to two years related experience in counseling, interviewing, job development and placement, public relations, and/or training.  
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate effectively with participants, staff and employers.  
  • Composition and time management skills sufficient to prepare required reports and correspondence as well as the ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently are needed. 
  • Knowledge of Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit’s (JFMD) NEXTGen’s effort to maintain and enhance young adult’s involvement in metro Detroit.
  • Knowledge of and relationships within the Jewish community preferred. 
  • Intermediate level of proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and web-based databases.  



  • Work with job seekers, individually and in groups, in person and virtually, to support their employment search. Evaluate and assess work history, education, training, job skills, salary desired, etc. to determine viable employment goals.
  • Assist clients with informational services such as current job market trends, skill identification, self-directed job search training, resume writing and interviewing skills as needed. Provide guidance in support of the job seeking process and follow-up services as needed.
  • Achieve a placement rate that is consistent with current Agency goals.
  • Refer clients to other JVS programs or services outside the Agency to enhance job readiness as appropriate and provide follow-up as needed.
  • Promote JVS employment services to area employers using marketing and job development techniques.
  • Maintain all documentation associated with client records, job development and placement, file closing, and required statistical reports and enter all information in database.
  • Provide outreach to local colleges and organizations in the Jewish community and work cooperatively to develop and implement individualized training and support services to their job seekers.
  • Work in conjunction with NEXTGen Connect to assist young people to remain in, or return to, metro Detroit. 
  • Position requires co-location at Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, including working with NEXTGen staff and lay leaders to execute NEXTGen programming. This includes event planning, working with lay leaders, coordinating speakers, and recruiting participants for NEXTGen general programming, as well as taking charge of NEXTWork programming that is specifically business and career focused.
  • Develop business contacts through relationships with JFMD to assist in the generation of job leads and postings.
  • Serve on Agency committee(s) as appointed.






Employees primarily performing work that is subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Overtime pay is required.


The above job description is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be all-inclusive or limiting as to specific duties.


JVS Human Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that engages in affirmative action to employ minority, female, protected veteran status and people with disabilities. JVS is a community-supported, non-profit vocational counseling, job placement and vocational rehabilitation agency operating under the auspices of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and United Way. Rehabilitation services are accredited by CARF. JVS is a Drug-free Workplace.













Full Time
Human Resources
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401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | Life Insurance | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation
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