Employment Coordinator, II (JR 1040)

Location: San Diego, CA, United States
Date Posted: 11-02-2018
JOB ID: 1040
Full-time
Wage: $19.24/hr

Summary:

The Employment Coordinator works as a team member in the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program. This program serves veterans experiencing homelessness to transition off the streets by gaining competitive employment. The Employment Coordinator assists with creating job opportunities and helping clients find and retain employment. The Employment Coordinator orients new clients and staff, conducts workshops and provides on-going case management and retention support to clients as they re-enter the workforce. Additionally, this person networks with business leaders and employers to identify job opportunities for clients and creates new job opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct employability assessments of potential participants. This includes assessing level of ability and readiness for work including physical and mental capabilities.
  • Develop Individualized Employment Plans for enrolled participants.
  • Maintain and complete case notes on all participant activity on a regular basis, track retention data, participant updates, and supportive services requests
  • Assist in securing supportive services for clients as necessary.
  • Provide job readiness skills training such as resume development, interviewing skills, and job search techniques.
  • Provide career counseling, case management and job coaching, including labor market trends to job seekers, coordinate job skills trainings, arrange interviews with employers and work one on one with clients on job retention issues.
  • Coordinate recruitment with employers. Connect with outside resources such as EDD, Work Source Centers, Department of Rehabilitation, vocational schools, community based organizations, the VA, veteran social services and employment resources to ensure clients have access to available services.
  • Establish and maintain complete and accurate records of client participation and progress towards goals and objectives. This includes developing and renewing individual employment plans and keeping track of placement data as required by the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP).
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with prospective employers, including outreach and attendance to employment fairs and connections with local businesses.
  • Follow-up with unemployed clients as necessary to promote job retention.
  • Assist other employment staff on case conferencing and trouble-shooting solutions for challenging clients.
  • Draft resumes, cover letters, and thank you letters.
  • Assist with career center programming, instruction, data collection, and overall success.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • Advanced degree in social work or human services is preferred
  • Prior experience as a job developer/employment coordinator, preferably with HVRP contracts.
  • Experience with social services, homeless programs, veterans and families is preferred.
  • Able to coordinate multiple projects in a high-pressure and time sensitive environment.
  • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
  • Project a professional demeanor.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
  • Capability to work in a fast paced, professional environment.
  • Extensive knowledge in maintaining and executing confidential information.
  • Ability to interact with diverse clientele.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
 

Required Qualifications

  • Employment eligibility verification.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Current tuberculosis test.
  • Successful completion of background screening.
  • CPR/First aid certification
  • 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 #1040 to submit your application. A resume is required.
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