Charlottesville (United States of America)
The Employment Specialist is responsible for managing the provision of services to assist newly arrived clients to attain self-sufficiency through employment. The Employment Specialist guides clients through employment preparation, placement, and other career enhancing services. The Employment Specialist operates under close supervision with moderate latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Provide intake, assessment, and pre-employment/ job readiness orientation to clients eligible for employment services.
•Develop comprehensive employment plans for each employable adult.
•Assist clients in creating a budget and provide strategies for budget improvements.
•Provide both group and one-on-one intense job readiness orientations that provide the clients with basic skills required to enhance their employability.
•Determine specific employment opportunities appropriate to clients and assisting clients in accessing these opportunities by guiding them through the hiring process.
•Use personal vehicle as a mode of transport for both self and clients to various job responsibilities in and around the service delivery area
•Develop and cultivate long term relationships with area employers in order to identify appropriate employment opportunities for clients.
•Assist clients and employers as necessary with post-placement issues and continuing employment needs.
•Monitor and track client job performance and wage levels.
•Ensure timely and accurate compliance to all reporting requirements, including database management, case noting, and file maintenance.
•Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and other duties as assigned.
•Work as part of a team to provide comprehensive strength-based services to IRC clients through coordination of cases and effective communication between team members and departments.
•Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency.