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Family Investment Program youth career development services


Reference Number: BTMNFI8

Family Investment Program youth career development services
experience  Not Disclosed
location  Minneapolis, MN
duration  12.0 Months
salary  Not Disclosed
jobtype  Not Disclosed
Industry  Government - Local
Job Description


This RFP solicits proposals to provide client individualized and group youth career development and transition services that include activities provided to assist youth with selecting and preparing for postsecondary training. Proposed services must assist youth with education, training, credentialing, or other employment assistance. No licensure is required to provide this service.
Proposed services may be offered on site at locations throughout the client, including the Pathways to Success Re-Engagement site, Contracted vendors of client individualized and group youth career development and transition
services would collaborate with The Pathways to Success Re-Engagement team to serve participants with contracted vendors remaining responsible for assisting students transition from the client Education Option to an employment option, providing client stabilization, academic assessment, onsite GED/online
high school instruction, career exploration, paid internships, credential training, postsecondary preparation, and college support.
Client Individualized and group youth career development and transition services may include but are not limited to the following activities:
Assistance selecting and preparing for postsecondary training;
Develop post-graduation transition plans for the priority population who are assigned to the Pathways to Success Re-Engagement site;
Assistance in stabilization and maintaining clientrelated benefits such as cash assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and childcare assistance until stable enough to transfer to the adult client Program;
Offer customized training and career exploration activities/instruction using the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) curriculum and competencies for the priority population attending the Pathways to Success Re-Engagement site;
Offer paid and unpaid work experience, including summer employment, job opportunities during the school year, pre-apprenticeship programs, internships, job-shadowing, and on-the-job training opportunities for the priority population;
Administer vocational assessment tools as a means of identifying interests, aptitudes and abilities of the priority population;
Assist the priority population with finding and maintaining approved education activities;
Provide ongoing outreach and engagement activities at the Pathways to Success Re-Engagement site, through youth education, college and career exploration, employment, financial literacy, and leadership opportunities;
Collect and maintain data requirements and prepare progress and annual reports related to demographics, activities, and outcomes;
Set up one-on-one decision-making meetings with potential graduates at school, Pathways to Success Re-Engagement site, or in the community;
Meet one-on-one with potential graduates who want to continue to college for postsecondary planning and exploration;
Assist participants in applying, enrolling, and registering for classes at a college or training program;
Assist participants in securing financial aid including completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
Update Education Plan and Childcare Plan to reflect college activities;
Monitor attendance/Work Program Hours (WPH), assist participants with client/childcare paperwork and create plans to reduce barriers to access needed resources;
Set up one-on-one meeting with participant and adult client counselor;
Meet with participants to determine if college/training is appropriate given life circumstances; and
Meet with participants to communicate and assist with transferring to the adult client Program.


Vendor qualifications and experience

Proposers of client individualized and group youth career development, and transition services must be a non-profit organization. Proposers must have knowledge and expertise of the client program, youth services, and career and college readiness. All proposers must offer services within client, and those proposers physically located within client, who are embedded within the communities served, and recognized as a strong community partner may be prioritized.

Qualifications and experience of proposers should further include:

Experience providing a same of similar service, and contract performance as a contracted Client vendor may be considered during evaluation;
Experience working with priority population;
Knowledge of best practices and effective communication methods for priority population;
Knowledge of foster care, homelessness systems;
Case management experience;
Knowledge of community, career, college resources, and social services available to participants;
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively; and
Ability to meet referral needs and retain participation.
Proposers must ensure staff assigned to provide client individualized and group youth career development and transition services meets the following requirements:
At minimum has a high school diploma or GED, preferred AA/AS in Human Services or related field or BA/BS, or combination of related education and work experience equal at least three (3) years;
Minimum of one (1) year of relevant work experience in social work, human services, or a related field, focusing on BIPOC communities; and
Knowledge of community, career, college resources, and social services available to participants. Proposers should have plan to reduce barriers to accessing service by offering flexible meeting locations and hours of operation.
Contracted vendors will be required to complete criminal history/background and driver’s licenses investigations for staff assigned to provide client individualized and group youth career development and transition services.
VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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