Company: Central City Concern
Posted on: June 23, 2022
TITLE: Employment Specialist -AHFE
HOURS: Monday - Friday 8.00am-4.30pm
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
SUMMARY: The Employment Specialist is responsible for all areas of
employment including career exploration, employment preparation,
assistance with finding employment and job retention. This position
will work closely with other service providers to coordinate
services and ensure ongoing support for individuals to maintain
long term success.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Meet contractual goals for clients served, trainings and meetings
as well as manage budgeted contract dollars.
Actively participate in outreach and provide assistance and
direction to clients in identifying SNAP eligibility as well as how
to obtain forms of identification for employment. Work with clients
to complete Career Maps and provide client assessment to determine
skills and abilities.
Develop employment/training plans, identifying both short-and
long-term goals and steps to achieve goals. Actively monitor client
progress and counsel clients in developing career goals.
Provide ongoing individual support and encouragement to
Match job seeking clients and employers using a variety of
professional job placement skills.
Assist clients with requirements of applying and interviewing for
jobs to include building cover letters and resumes as well as
assisting with practice interviews.
Provide retention services including on site job coaching.
Collaborate with community resource agencies by making referrals
and providing intervention to remove barriers to employment
including housing, mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, and
Work with internal service providers to assure coordinated and
Synthesize information from diverse sources and act on information
appropriately for each participant and program.
Participate in compliance, quality assurance and quality
improvement activities as directed.
Provide touch points with clients up to 12 months to provide
support of possible advancements, new opportunities or
re-employment if needed.
Manage data inputs and maintain accurate records of client progress
in multiple data bases. These include case management and
employment databases as well as register with Release of
Information and agreements with accuracy.
Adhere to all state and federal privacy and security regulations
applicable to the program, and to CCC policies and agreements
regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security.
Attend appropriate community professional meetings.
Attend and take all trainings as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to develop and carry out individualized employment,
training and retention plans.
Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary paperwork.
Strong time management, follow through and organization skills in a
Ability to successfully interact and communicate clearly with a
wide variety of people including clients, employers, partnering
agencies and co-workers.
Ability to be creative, innovative, and be a progressive problem
Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to individuals with
multiple barriers to employment.
Ability to provide de-escalation tactics in a trauma informed
Ability to display a non-judgmental attitude and a willingness to
learn new skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a
Knowledge of and ability to maintain professional boundaries.
Experience facilitating training, groups, and workshops.
Demonstrated expertise in assisting individuals to develop
employment, training and supportive services plans and providing
on-going support as they work to achieve goals.
High school diploma or GED and 1 year of work experience.
Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred.
Experience working with homeless and/or recovering chemically
dependent individuals strongly preferred.
The following programs are summaries of preferred experience:
Flip the Script - Experience with re-entry population for a minimum
of one year implementing successful strategies with ex-offenders
that promote successful reintegration into the community. Also,
must have experience working with and understanding of the African
Veterans Programs - Experience working with the homeless veteran
population. Preference for individual who is a veteran.
Re- Entry Programs - Experience working with re-entry population
for a minimum of one year implementing successful strategies with
ex-offenders that promote reintegration into the community.
Preferred experience working with communities or color, in
particular, working within the African American community.
SNAP Program- Must have knowledge of SNAP Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program benefits.
FAN Program- Must have at least 1 year of experience working
directly with families and must have working knowledge of how the
self-sufficiency program works with families on TANF.
Imani Program- Must have experience in providing culturally
specific services for African Americans and be able to prove an
understanding of the African American culture.
HES - Experience working with people in addiction treatment, those
who have barriers to passing background checks, or may have gaps in
employment. Also requires a knowledge of SNAP Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits.
HES Bilingual - Experience providing culturally specific services
with the Latino population. Bi-lingual in Spanish/English and an
understanding of the different dialects to provide services to
individuals who may not speak English and that are in addiction
treatment and/or receiving counseling services through the Puente's
program. Ability to work with a partial caseload from other
outpatient treatment programs and/or housing with background check
barriers, mental health issues, and trauma.
DCJ - Experience or education in working with clients involved
currently with the Department of Criminal Justice, either coming
out of incarceration or in a Court program to avoid incarceration
such as START Court. Must be able to collaborate with probation
officers and SE Works manager that coordinates referrals.
AHFE - Experience working with people who are currently
experiencing homelessness. Knowledge of working with people of
color, people experiencing mental illness, ex-offender's, trauma
and addiction issues that may not be receiving services. Also, some
knowledge of SNAP Benefits.
HCNW - Experience assisting clients apply for college, or other
short-term trainings that are in the healthcare industry. Strong
computer skills, knowledge of FAFSA, Scholarship applications, and
preferably experience working on a research project that needs
strong understanding of reaching deadlines and goals.
JOIN - Committed to preserving the dignity, humanity, and
uniqueness of each person on their path back to social-economic
stability. And to support the efforts of individuals and families
experiencing homelessness to transition into permanent housing.
COEP - Experience in construction career coaching to connect
clients with pre-apprenticeship training, apprenticeship training,
and job opportunities; Outreach to BIPOC community to reach
BB - Experience working with people in health services for
addiction treatment, mental health counseling, or primary care.
Provide employment services to internal BB clients and work closely
with integrated teams. Also, may require a knowledge of SNAP
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits.
Must embrace the mission and philosophy of recovery and client
If a recovering chemically dependent person, a minimum of six
months sobriety is required.
Peer Support Specialist Certification preferred.
Must be able to work weekends and/or evenings as necessary.
Have necessary computer skills to accomplish duties.
Knowledge of area employers, housing resources, training providers,
human service agencies and community groups.
If using a vehicle for agency use, must possess a current driver's
license, access to a vehicle, qualify as an Acceptable Driver as
designated in Central City Concern's Fleet Safety policy. Must pass
an initial driver training within 60 days of being an approved
driver and continued recertification training.
Must be able to perform considerable inter-city travel.
Will be required to carry an agency cell phone for work use. Cell
phone will be provided by Central City Concern.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background
check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check.
Work on this specific contract prohibits convictions of child or
elderly abuse, offenses against persons, sexual offenses, or child
Must adhere to agency's non-discrimination policies.
Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with
diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliation,
cultural backgrounds, lifestyles and sexual orientations and treat
individuals with respect and dignity.
Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with
applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for
employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual
requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC
to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to
address prior criminal convictions.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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