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Employment Specialist, II ( JR 1082)

Lancaster, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JOB ID: 1082
Full Time
Wage: $20.20/hr - $24.04/hr (DOE)

 

Summary:

The Employment Specialist will be working primarily with homeless veterans and other PATH program participants in finding and retaining sustainable employment opportunities. The Employment Specialist will outreach to enroll participants, conduct workshops and provide ongoing employment-related case management and support. Additionally, the Employment Specialist will network with business leaders and employers to identify job opportunities for clients.
 
 

Responsibilities:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned:
  • Provide field-based and onsite employment-related case management services in the areas of, but not limited to: assessment, community integration, employment linkage, procurement of benefits and all other services needed to assist clients in reaching their Individualized Service Plan goals
  • Conduct outreach activities to identify, screen and enroll participants into the program.
  • Provide service coordination to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining sustainable employment
  • Conduct employability assessments of participants, including assessing readiness for work, physical and mental capabilities
  • Develop and update Individualized Employment Plans for enrolled participants
  • Maintain complete and accurate records and ensure timely updates on client participation and progress to case managers
  • Provide job readiness skills training such as resume development, interviewing skills and job search techniques
  • Provide career counseling and job coaching, including labor market trends to job seekers and arrange interviews with employers
  • Work one-on-one with clients on job retention, following program enrollment guidelines
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with prospective employers, including outreach and attendance to hiring events
  • Coordinate recruitment with employers, including organizing onsite hiring events
  • Connect with outside resources including EDD, America’s Job Centers, Department of Rehabilitation, Department of Public Social Services, vocational training schools and community-based organizations to ensure clients have access to available services
  • Attend and participate in team meetings
  • Create and maintain participant case files in accordance to program standards and maintain case notes on all participant activity within established timeframes on HMIS (Homeless Management Information System)
  • Maintain documentation standards as set forth by internal and external policies
  • Track retention data, participant updates, supportive services requests, program expenses, program goals and submit reports weekly to management at PATH Employment Services
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Previous experience in social services, homeless programs and/or working with veterans preferred
  • Ability to interact with diverse clientele, including high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals with urgent case management and health needs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Office Excel and PowerPoint preferred
  • Ability to maintain and execute confidential information according to HIPAA standards
 

Mandatory Requirement:

  • Employment Eligibility Verification
  • Reliable transportation and current, valid California driver’s license
  • Updated tuberculosis test
  • Successful completion of background screening
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
  • Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification through PATH
  • Driving is an essential function of this position
  • Must have Valid CA Driver's License
  • Must provide proof of insurance coverage
  • Must be able to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
 
 

Work Environment
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure.
 
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.
 

EEO
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
 
How to apply: 
Please visit the Path Career Site to apply online. Search for Job #1082 to submit your application. A resume is required.
 
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