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Employment Specialist

Qualifications:
High School Degree is required. Bachelor’s degree and experience in social service and/or sales
is preferred. Requires ability to work well with people; to develop and maintain relationships
with area employers; must have excellent written/verbal communication skills. Driver’s license
and current insurance is required. 

Duties:

  1. Assist survivors of intimate partner violence with job placement services: resume writing, mock interviewing, and job application completion and safety planning. Actively work with consumer to develop job seeking skills such as job readiness interviewing, application completion, resume development, and job retention.
  2. Employment Specialist is expected to initiate and develop relationships with the potential employers in order to effectively match consumers with appropriate job placements. Develop and maintain good working relationships with referral sources and provide ongoing communication regarding case activities Spend a significant amount of time in the community making employer contacts including cold calls (in person and over the phone), making presentations, and following up on those contacts to secure employment opportunities. Provide retention services after a client is placed on the job with a combination of contacts with the employer and the client, both in person and over the phone.
  3. Review referral information, establish professional and ethical relationship, perform timely intake interview and develop/maintain individual plan for employment with all consumers. Effectively use intake information, vocational evaluation (if applicable), and local job market information, and knowledge of community resources to develop contact potential employers and gain employment opportunities
  4. Complete all agency paperwork in timely manner and maintain confidentiality according to agency guidelines  

 

 

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