Posted on July 20, 2023
To support a new Career Development Specialist who will work with its Post-Secondary Pathways (“PSP”) Coordinator to provide job placement and retention services to PSP participants within their high school and high school equivalency programs. ESH’s programmatic data and experience have shown that 30-40% of their high school graduates want to pursue Post-Secondary Pathways because of immediate economic needs. PSP is built upon the foundation of their successful college-access program received by all students in their high school portfolio, but adds other alternative post-secondary options to create productive pathways for those high school graduates who wish to pursue careers requiring a college degree. PSP allows these at-risk high school students to explore all post-secondary options, earn industry-recognized credentials, graduate debt-free, and pursue 21st Century careers which pay a living wage. The Career Development Specialist will assist youths with attaining employment, retaining positions, and advancing in their careers. East Side House is a settlement house which serves the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, providing residents with the education and technology skills that they need to create economic and civic opportunities for themselves, their families, and the community.