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Transitional Housing


Employment Specialist (Queens)  Jamaica, NY  : 9/1/2021
Job Description

Job ID#:

2749

Job Category:

Transitional Housing

Position Type:

Full Time


Details:

The Employment Specialist works with clients to develop realistic, individualized career goals which accurately reflect the client's professional skills and interests. The Employment Specialist will identify employment opportunities available for clients within the community. He/she will spend time in the field visiting prospective employers and developing employer relationships. He/She will also research and identify interview opportunities for individual clients. The salary for this is $40,000 per year.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                        

*    Provide individual and group services to adults aimed at assisting them in achieving their educational and career goals
*    Maintaining collaborative and compliant documentation that meets DHS and organizational expectations
*    Build working relationships with business, community based organizations and agencies to learn of new job openings for clients
*    Develop and maintain a wide range of community based resources to provide training, education, and employment opportunities
*    Conduct initial assessments of educational and vocational needs to develop a preliminary plan of service in the area of vocational and educational goals
*    Evaluate individuals' abilities, interests, and goals using tests, records, interviews, and professional sources
*    Maintain a rotating case load of job seeking clients, provide individual counseling, and job readiness workshops
*    Ensure all HRA, SSI, and other requirements regarding employability and work readiness are met.
*    Complete all paperwork requirements and statistical reporting to ensure program compliance with applicable intergovernmental oversight agencies
*    Collaborate with the Retention Specialist to ensure clients are supported after job placements
*    Maintain accurate and complete records as required
*    Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and workshops, in order to maintain and improve professional competence



REQUIREMENTS:                                                

*    Two (2) years of relevant experience in a job placement and workforce readiness
*    High School Diploma/GED required
*    Associates/Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related field preferred
*    Ability to use business acumen to exercise good judgment and decision-making
*    Ability to deal with sensitive issues with diplomacy and discretion



* Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

 
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