Employment Services Specalist
Company: Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washingto
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: August 3, 2022
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Assistant Director,
Financial Opportunities, this position is responsible for
coordinating and implementing the assigned program by supporting
program administration, reporting, outreach and recruitment and
providing direct services to participants in their preparation for
Essential Functions- (Not all inclusive):
Employment Coaching and Training
Program Management, Outreach, Evaluation and Growth
Provide employment coaching to support the participant in reaching
economic stability by securing living wage employment.
Conduct career assessments to determine interest, skill level and
In partnership with the participant, establish employment goals and
develop an action plan.
Prepare participant for job search, interviewing and hiring
process, including developing a professional resume and conducting
Monitor participant job retention and maintain open communication
to assess continued employment.
Identify and develop partnerships with local training and education
Work with community partners and employers to match qualified
participants to open employment positions.
Develop training materials and/or tailor existing materials to meet
the needs of participants.
Provide group-based education on employment topics such as
interviewing skills, resume writing, career choices, and job
Facilitate personal empowerment group using the curriculum
Secure and maintain required certification to facilitate personal
Work within Agency and with external partners to provide a
continuum of services for participants.
Maintain accurate and complete records for all participants to
document eligibility, program services and to track and report
Assist in creating reports that accurately represent activities
contributing to monthly, yearend program and long-term
Assist with researching and developing communication materials and
Provide monthly, quarterly and annual program outcome reports.
Maintain and support the program through coordination of office
systems, databases, and file maintenance.
Provide coordination and work effectively with staff to assure
smooth, timely and efficient operation of program.
Attend staff meetings, other meetings, workshops and
program-specific training sessions when appropriate.
Identify opportunities and provide work direction for volunteers to
increase our capacity to meet goals.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in a Human Services or
related field with 3 years of related experience or an equivalent
combination of education and experience to successfully perform the
essential functions of the job.
Abilities and Skills: In order to be successful in this position,
the person will at minimum need to possess the following abilities
Must be able to fulfill departmental objectives using initiative,
self-motivation, organizational skills, and sound judgment.
Must have demonstrated experience providing case management in
employment counseling and/or workforce development.
Experience facilitating adult group training required.
Experience with trauma informed and/or strengths-based case
management or coaching.
Professional and/or lived experience working with diverse
communities and/or households defined as low income.
Ability to relate to and communicate effectively with a variety of
multi-ethnic and socio-economic groups and/or
Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including collaborating with a
team, working across program areas, disseminating information
effectively and conflict resolution.
Must have effective verbal and written communication skills. Public
speaking skills preferred.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint),
web-based storage/document creation services (Google
Knowledge of community resources preferred.
Driver's License: A valid driver's license and reliable
transportation on a daily basis is required.
Department: Financial Opportunity Programs
Salary: $22.57/Hour $23.12/Hour- Bilingual
Schedule: 40 hours/week
Posting Dates: 7/18/2022 - until filled
Benefits: Community Action offers excellent benefits including
generous paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, health, dental & life
insurance, retirement, employee discount programs and more.
Background Checks: Community Action conducts criminal background
checks at the time of hire. Some positions require additional
fingerprint and photo verification. Not all backgrounds are a
barrier to employment.
COVID Vaccination: As a condition of employment Community Action
requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or have an accepted
exemption form completed upon hire.
Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not
discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for
employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status,
familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights
commission, or status with regard to public assistance.
Keywords: Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washingto, St. Paul , Employment Services Specalist, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota
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