Career Opportunities

The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), located in Madison, WI, is a nonprofit organization comprised of members committed to preparing our regional workforce for the needs of industry. We’re a small organization that plays a big role in the communities we serve across South Central Wisconsin.

*Immediate Need* Youth Program Assistant - Independent Living Program

Company Profile

Our success is evident in the creativity, hard work and commitment of the WDBSCW team. Our team members are self-starters, detail-oriented and problem solvers. Join the WDBSCW team if you're ready to jump into a role where your talents and team approach will have a longstanding, positive impact on the communities we serve.

Position Summary

Under the guidance and supervision of the Youth Programs Manager, who also serves as the Independent Living Care Program Coordinator, the Youth Program Assistant is responsible for providing transition services to young adults who are aging out of the foster care system as part of the Board's Independent Living Program. The Independent Living Program serves young adults who are in out-of-home care placement or foster care in Southern Wisconsin. The Independent Living Program serves eligible young adults ages 17 up to 23.

Successful candidates may include individuals with past youth program coordination, employment and/or counseling or other experiences assisting youth in identifying and navigating resources.

The position is responsible for:

  • Participating in transition meetings with young adults aging out of county care to support an Independent Living Transition to Discharge Plan development.
  • Establishing with the young adults, an Independent Living Plan, for housing, employment, education, health and wellness, and other resources.
  • Partnering with county staff in support of young adults who are aging out of care and connecting young adults to individualized resources.
  • Leveraging partnerships with the WorkSmart Network system, community agencies, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) partners and staff, job center staff and other agency partnerships to provide access to resources young adults may need.
  • Working with South Central Wisconsin One Stop Operator to ensure resources are incorporated in the region's resource guide.
  • Advising and coaching the South Central Youth Advisory Council, a youth-led council of young adults who are or have aged out of foster care.
  • Leading work readiness, financial literacy and communication workshops for young adults who are aging out of foster care.
  • Serving as a back-up to Independent Living Grant staff in South Central Wisconsin, as needed.
  • Maintaining appropriate data in relation to program requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; an Associate's degree plus work experience will be considered.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to meet and exceed deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Some familiarity with data reporting systems a plus.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team.
  • Must have access to a vehicle and valid driver's license.
  • This is a full-time, salaried position (range of $35,000 to $40,000) with excellent health and retirement benefits.

Application Instructions

Submit a current resume and cover letter by email, standard mail delivery or hand delivery to contact listed below. Application closing date: May 4, 2019.

Erin Bechen, Director of Administration
Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
3513 Anderson Street, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 249-9001
WDBSCW is an equal opportunity employer