ESL-Job Readiness Employment Coordinator

Department: Employment Services
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Part Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Organization Overview: Since 1893, Henry Street has delivered the most effective, compassionate and comprehensive services possible to residents of the Lower East Side. As a multifaceted not-for-profit, Henry Street provides innovative social services, arts programs and healthcare services from 17 locations throughout the Lower East Side. Building upon its legacy for innovation and effective programming, Henry Street has grown to offer more than 50 different programs, currently making it one of the most comprehensive settlement house in New York City, as well as one of the City’s largest social service agencies. Henry Street is governed by a 45-member Board of Directors and is supported by government grants and contracts, as well as foundation, corporate and individual support.

This position is a part of Henry Street Settlement’s Education and Employment Services, a $10M division providing a continuum of services from early childhood education through adult workforce programs designed to assist individuals in obtaining the skills necessary for lifetime self-sufficiency. Our employment programs are derived from proven models to provide holistic employment, education, and financial counseling services to low-income New Yorkers.

The Employment Coordinator works with English language learners one-on-one and in groups on career development, job placement and job retention goals. This position will be temporary part time through the end of August 2018, with the potential to be full time permanent September 2018.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Education, Business, Psychology, or related field and two (2) years relevant experience
  • TESOL certified preferred
  • Two (2) years relevant experience teaching or working with adults in a workforce development, recruiting, human resources or ESL classroom setting
  • Sensitivity towards and ability to work effectively with diverse English language learners and other low-income, high barriers-to-employment populations
  • Demonstrated experience working in a goal-driven environment to achieve monthly targets
  • Demonstrated experience effectively teaching and facilitating groups and individuals to achieve a desired outcome (sense of humor highly valued)
  • Experience providing comprehensive assessment and case management services to large caseload desirable
  • Good judgement and problem solving ability, strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Self-motivated, able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure both as an individual and member of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills required
  • Computer proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required, various data collection software required, database maintenance required, targeted internet research required, social media preferred, web-based mailing services preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Cantonese or English/Spanish) preferred.


  • Develop strong working relationships with participants in order to help participants secure and maintain viable and long-lasting employment
  • Provide vocational counseling, career readiness, assistance with job search and job retention to participants that results in meeting monthly job placement and retention targets
  • Lead job readiness classes to high and intermediate level English language learners; work in concert with instructor to ensure job readiness curriculum is delivered and participants are prepared for interviews.
  • Assist participants in removing barriers to employment by making connections to necessary services both within and outside HSS
  • Complete basic reporting requirements including progress notes and client tracking
  • Ensure data entry is completed by deadline dates as assigned
  • Identify potential training programs/partners that will enhance participants’ connection to the workforce
  • Participate fully in program design development to meet needs of participants and program goals
  • Attend meetings, workshops, and conferences, as requested
  • Travel to multiple service sites within the division as needed
  • Participate in case management, staff and supervisory meetings as scheduled
  • Other related tasks as assigned by supervisor

To Apply: email Cover Letter and Resume to In the subject line, please indicate “ESL-Job Readiness Employment Coordinator” AND the website where the position was found.

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.

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