AmeriCorps Member - Placement/Retention Specialist


Cause Areas


Mon Oct 10, 2016 - Mon Jul 31, 2017


6301 NW 5th WaySuite 3000Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309


Interested in a career in social services? CareerSource Broward has an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in serving their communities to become AmeriCorps Members working as Placement/Retention Specialists. As an AmeriCorps member, you join a national network of AmeriCorps Alumni, and advance your professional development through valuable work experience in the social services/public sector, while giving back to your communities. AmeriCorps members serve in an approved national service part-time position and are eligible to receive a living allowance up to $8,353 for one year of service. Upon successful completion of their service, members are also eligible to receive an educational award up to $2,887 from the National Service Trust.

Members of the CareerSource Broward (CSBD) AmeriCorps program provide job readiness, placement financial education and retention activities to 1,100 youth and/or adults each year while working collaboratively with community agencies to strengthen community ties. The goal of the CSBD AmeriCorps program is to increase financial education, job placement/educational outcomes and to raise awareness of community and education partnerships.

Duties and Responsibilities

Members will recruit out-of-school youth.

Members will facilitate employability workshops for youth and administer pre- and post-tests and satisfaction surveys.

Members will administer pre- and post-tests for Financial Education Workshops.

Members will facilitate Job Search workshop for youth and administer pre- and post-tests and satisfaction surveys.

Members will facilitate Job Retention workshop for youth and administer pre- and post-tests and satisfaction surveys.

Members will create reports and data analysis based on pre- and post-tests and satisfaction surveys provided in workshops.

Members will identify employer worksites and refer them to work experience prospects, and/or job upskill training at post-secondary institutions.

Members will conduct daily monitoring of work-based learning activities; including visiting youth at their on-the-job training site, work experience site or at their training institution.

Members will coordinate leadership development opportunities for WIOA youth participants including community service and peer centered activities, encouraging responsibility and other positive social and civic behaviors and other non-duplicative activities needed in our programs.

Members will interact with youth provider staff in developing a relationship of trust and encouragement for students.

Members will be engaged with organizations they are assigned to develop a youth centered project during the summer months (e.g., beautification of the agency, cleanup of a park, help a garden grow, foodbank, day of caring, etc.).

Members will complete required number community-based service projects.

Members will complete service-learning training in CSBD services, Employee Handbook, customer service, sexual harassment, diversity appreciation, workplace violence, First Aid/CPR, AmeriCorps 101, AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities disability etiquette and awareness, sensitivity training, disaster preparedness and additional training as required by the program or the local education agency.

Members will attend CSBD team meetings and in-service workshops in appropriate AmeriCorps attire.

Members will complete and return timesheets and reports in a timely fashion as directed by CSBD AmeriCorps staff.

Members are required to achieve outcomes in the logic model.

Members must be able to follow written and oral directions. Members will be held to personal responsibility guidelines.

Members are expected to exhibit a professional manner at all times.

General Skills / Qualities

Knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Organizational skills.

Creative and able to adapt to various situations.

Demonstrate respect for others and display a positive demeanor in all interactions.


Members must be a United States citizen, a national or legal permanent resident and at least 17 years of age.

The member must be a high school graduate or have obtained his/her G.E.D.

The member successfully undergo a background check to include a FDLE / FBI check based on fingerprinting.

CSBD AmeriCorps is a drug free workplace. Members may be subject to random drug testing.

Please visit, On CareerSource Broward homepage, hover over the "About Us" tab, then click on the link for "Careers at CareerSource Broward" to view and apply for this position.


  • Organization
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • 1700 hours

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