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1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work
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1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work

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1.8 Weathering the Storm: Employment Strategies That Work

Speaker: Jamie Fountain

To transition back into housing and off of time-limited rent subsidies, families and youth require immediate assistance to achieve sustainable work and economic security. This workshop will examine strategies that have helped low-income parents and youth find and maintain employment. Presenters will discuss strategies cultivated from successful subsidized and transitional employment program models and strategies for parents experiencing homelessness

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  • Services Free and open to all who show interest, follow through, and are age 24 and under. Success has a different meaning for every client, and will be measured as such Education and employment services will be used as a part of the continuum to help clients reach housing and behavioral health goals
  • Workshops are conducted in: Goals and objectives. Resume Building. Life Skills.
  • Depending on the nature of the track, each track will vary slightly but contain similar formatting: Applications vary depending on the functionality of the youth. Interns would be placed with one of our collaborative Partners that best matches the clients interest were possible.
  • Youth working as program out reach workers. Youth interning at separate programs as staff support.
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    • 1. Larkin Street Youth Services Workforce Development Programing for Youth. Jamie Fountain, Manager of Workforce Development at Hire Up
    • 2. Larkin Street Mission Statement
      • The mission of Larkin Street Youth Services is to create a continuum of services that inspires youth to move beyond the street. We will nurture potential, promote dignity, and support bold steps by all.
    • 3. Continuum of Care
    • 4. Support Services
    • 5. Hire Up Program Philosophy
      • Services free to youth age 24 and under.
      • Success has different meanings for each youth.
      • Education and employment services - part of a continuum.
      • Using Harm Reduction when moving youth toward employment.
    • 6. Youth Force
      • Immediate paid work for homeless youth
      • Cross program collaboration
      • Youth Expectations: “Youth Force is a test run”
        • Uniforms
        • Wages
        • Realistic consequences
        • Experience for Resumes
        • Staff serve as job references
      • Projects include:
        • Trash pickups
        • Graffiti clean-up
        • Pressure washing
        • Landscaping
        • Light Janitorial duties
    • 7. Job Readiness Class (JRC)
      • Monday – Friday from 9-12
      • Clients paid $200 over 4 weeks
      • Class curriculum covers employment skills, life skills and working towards career goals
    • 8. Institute for Hire Learning
      • Internship program
        • 3 months, 20 hr./wk.
      • Can help subsidize vocational/certificate programs.
      • Range of opportunities.
      • Collaborative partners.
    • 9. Internal Internships
      • Peer facilitated program orientation groups.
      • Various type of opportunities within agency.
      • Youth hosted and planned groups.
      • Youth advisory Board internships.
    • 10. Building Strong Collaborations
      • Training employers how to work with homeless and at risk youth.
      • Inviting employers to conduct employment workshops with the youth.
      • Having youth perform volunteer hours at employer work sites.
    • 11. Integrating Job Readiness and Post-Secondary
      • Tying employment and education programming together.
      • Including education groups in job readiness training.
      • Conducting college readiness courses.
      • Attending tutoring sessions, or college readiness classes are part of the Internships.
    • 12. Harm Reduction Strategies
      • Meeting a young person were they are at.
      • Motivational interviewing when conducting assessments.
      • Working with youth on identifying employment goals.
      • Creating an employment work plan for each youth that meets their needs and skill set.
    • 13. Contact Information © 2008 Larkin Street Youth Services Larkin Street Youth Services 1154 Sutter Street San Francisco, California 94109 T 415.673.0911 F 415.749.3838 www.larkinstreetyouth.org Jamie Fountain Manager of Workforce Development (415) 673-0911 ext. 211 [email_address]

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