San Jose (Philippines)
Under the supervision of the Employment Coordinator, the Employment Specialist will work together with the larger Economic Empowerment Team through an integrated approach to help refugees and other under-served populations to thrive financially in the U.S. The Employment Specialist will be responsible for managing employer relations and ensuring job placements in the San Jose Rapid Rehousing and Job Stability Program, while working closely with other employment programs in our office.
•Develop and cultivate long term relationships with area employers to identify appropriate employment opportunities for clients.
•Determine specific employment opportunities appropriate to clients and assist clients in accessing these opportunities by guiding them through the hiring process.
•Monitor job search activity to ensure that clients make sufficient contact with employers and are complying with Employment Services Program policies.
•Monitor job performance, wage level and employer/employee satisfaction.
•Assist clients and employers as necessary with post placement issues and continuing employment needs.
•Ensure timely and accurate compliance to all reporting requirements.
•Provide intake, assessment and pre-employment/job readiness orientation to clients eligible for employment services.
•Provide case management and document client participation and progress, adhering to grant requirements.
•Ensure accurate and timely reporting of career development services data to donors and all relevant parties
•Participate in all-staff/ program meetings.
•Other duties as assigned.
•Undergraduate degree, ideally in Social Work or an equivalent field of study. Comparable related work experience may be substituted.
•Demonstrated work experience (in addition to the above) in human services field, preferably in a non-profit or social services agency environment. Experience should include a minimum of 2 years providing direct services to underserved communities. Prior experience working with refugee populations preferred.
•Experience in a non-profit or social services setting is an advantage.
•Attention to detail and ability to organize and track large amounts of information efficiently and accurately.
•Familiarity with or association with employers and vocational training programs in San Jose highly desirable.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Strong computer skills, particularly Word and Excel.
•Ability to work independently, be a self-starter and maintain responsibility for multiple tasks.
•Proficiency in a language other than English an asset.
•Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area.
•Standard office work environment coupled with regular travel in and around the service delivery area.
•Reoccurring need to provide services outside of traditional work hours (evenings and weekends).
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law