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Monroe Harding

Employment Coordinator

Monroe Harding


Job Summary

Who We Are

Monroe Harding’s mission is to change young people’s lives. Our cause is to ensure that foster care youth and other vulnerable young people build a solid foundation of strengths that position them for success in adulthood. Our cause and mission are accomplished through trauma and resiliency-informed programs and services in foster care, supportive housing, clinical emotional and mental health support services, and education, career development, and life skills support services.

What We Value

  • Optimism – We celebrate and encourage the good in each other. We create an environment in which people can have fun, express gratitude, feel uplifted, explore their passions, and increase their resiliency.
  • Inclusion – Through a lens of respect, we advocate for our families, our youth, and each other by creating a sense of belonging, understanding, and value for the uniqueness of each individual.
  • Curiosity – We are committed to creating a learning environment that seeks knowledge, looks to the future, and goes beyond the status quo.
  • Collaboration – We believe that people who are committed to open communication, a willingness to help, and working together as a team create a safe environment and a culture of excellence.
  • Personal Accountability – We empower one another to be our best selves. By showing up, listening, and providing thoughtful feedback we create a culture that allows for self-care.

Who We Are Looking For

The Works Wonders® Workforce Readiness program connects teens and young adults (ages 16-26) to meaningful employment. The Employment Coordinator manages all aspects of the Works Wonders program.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Employment Coordinator

  • Recruit young adults to participate in the Works Wonders® Workforce Readiness program.
  • Co-teach the 12-hour classroom portion of the program following the Works Wonders® curriculum. Be flexible to teach based on participants’ schedules.
  • Provide 12 weeks of 1-1 coaching following the classroom experience by meeting with clients each week. Meetings may take place at the resource center, in the client’s home, at a worksite, or at alternate locations in the community.
  • Assist each client in developing a career portfolio.
  • Arrange informational interviews, job shadowing experiences, internships, and work experiences for clients.
  • Develop relationships with community members and employers 
  • Assists clients in finding and maintaining meaningful employment consistent with their goals
  • Works closely with community partners to provide communication about each client’s progress in achieving his/her work goals
  • Prepare and maintain case files, records, reports, and forms accurately and completely, and keep them up to date at all times


What we expect in the Employment Coordinator at Monroe Harding

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in social services/education/employment services or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience training in a group setting. 

 Qualifications Required

  • Proven experience working with youth ages 16-26
  • Established knowledge of employment and training programs to include interviewing techniques, vocational and employment-related assessments, and use of labor market information to connect participants to jobs.
  • Has a strong commitment to the inclusion of all individuals in the workplace and the ability to support individuals in their efforts to become valued and productive employees
  • Demonstrate professional office standards of attendance, behavior, appearance, and communication 
  • Must understand appropriate boundaries with youth, coworkers, and community contacts


  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Client Focused
  • Patient yet persistent
  • Strong organizational and planning abilities
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to set and maintain boundaries with clients
  • Group facilitation skills

Applicants must pass a thorough background check and drug screen.  Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license. 

Additionally, The Diana Screen® is administered to all potential applicants to help ensure that ethical boundaries between children and adults are maintained. At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority.

Additional Information


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available (90-100% coverage paid by Monroe Harding for the employee)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Generous paid time off package
  • 401k (Monroe Harding will match up to 4%)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development and training

How to Apply

Think you are interested in joining our team? Please apply online at monroeharding.org


  • Date Posted: June 15, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services