Dallas (United States of America)
Job Overview: The Employment Specialist assists newly arrived refugees and other qualified immigrants to attain self-sufficiency through employment by guiding them through employment preparation, coordinating job placements, and other career advancement services.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Conduct intake, assessment and provide program orientation to clients eligible for employment services. Develop comprehensive employment plans and budget strategies for each employable adult. Provide job readiness and job search coaching and connect clients with job opportunities.
•Develop and cultivate long term relationships with area employers and staffing agencies to identify appropriate employment opportunities for clients.
•Assist clients and employers as necessary with post-placement issues and continuing employment needs.
•Monitor client job performance, wage levels, and related metrics.
•Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input client information in database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as needed.
•Collaborate effectively with coworkers and partner organizations. Build and maintain relationships with area service providers for the benefit of clients.
•Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area.
•May train and lead the activities of support staff, volunteers, and interns.
•Other duties as assigned.