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Bilingual Workforce Specialist - Spanish

South Coast Business Employment Corp – Woodburn, OR

Now is the time to join one of the top non-profits of its size in Oregon.
The Bilingual Workforce Specialist - Spanish reports to the Workforce Manager. As a WorkSource Oregon team member, the Workforce Specialist is responsible for conducting in-depth assessments to determine the needs of both job seekers and employers, develop comprehensive service plans which support high growth and high demand jobs, monitors job placement progress, and provides retention services in order to meet all common performance measures
This position is bilingual and requires duties to be done in both English and Spanish. Position is contingent upon passing test(s) evaluating proficiency in the bilingual requirements of the position.
Responsibilities
Job Development/Employer Support - 40%
Initiates and maintains ongoing personal contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives to promote programs for participant placement; makes cold calls to potential employers; explains the benefits and employment support services provided by programs to employers; collects data from employers related to job orders including job requirements and skills; matches job skills with applicant qualifications; refers qualified applicants to employers and conducts necessary follow-up when applicants are placed into on-the-job training and other work-based learning opportunities.
Participant Support - 40%
Assists participants in assessing their job skills for positions; administers and scores standard career assessments; instructs in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes; assists participants in preparing job search portfolio; provides job search/career information workshops and presentations; arranges for interviews; provides labor market and community resource information; monitors participant performance on the job and counsels participants when job performance is not satisfactory; works with participants to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills or reviews other employment options; maintains contact with employers during the participants on-the-job training and work experience and documents activities/outcomes; prepares narrative reports related to placement activities; tracks participant activity and progress data.
Communications - 15%
Provides program information to various businesses, and updates information as needed; coordinates business orientations; maintains contact with and assists in researching problems, complaints or concerns; provides networking opportunities between agencies; serves as a member of various committees as requested; assists in developing flyers, brochures, success stories and other methods to advertise job placement activities; plans and implements positive publicity for WSO programs, staff members and participants to enhance their reputations with the community; keeps current with trends and maintains updated labor market information by researching Web sites, attending meetings, maintaining contacts with eligible training providers, and professional/community organizations that are involved in job placement/training activities.
Other duties as assigned. - 5%
Qualifications
Bachelor s degree in relevant field or any acceptable combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to work with adult participants and with private sector employers in both English and Spanish.
One year of the experience must include one of the following:
  • Employment planning and/or placement activities
  • Assessing the needs, strengths, skills, etc., of participants
  • Profiling jobs to define the skills and abilities needed by employees to meet employer needs
  • Assessing multiple community services to assist participants problem solving activities including action planning, identifying resources, goals and timelines to resolve issues
  • Composing and preparing technical written documents such as, letter or memos, to explain rules, policies, benefits, etc., or preparing case notes for documentation purposes.
Most competitive candidates will have:
  • Knowledge of employment and training programs, especially Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act.
  • Ability to work within a team while maintaining high individual performance standards.
  • Must have ability to organize and prioritize efforts.
  • Strong computer skills, including Word and Excel.
  • Must have reliable transportation and maintain a valid driver s license for state of residency, personal auto liability coverage, and a driving record permitting coverage under the corporate liability policy. All employees driving for work purposes regardless of whether driving a personal or agency vehicle must complete the agency s driving approval process before they drive for work.
Benefits:
  • Competitive Wages for High Performance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation/Sick Time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Medical/Vision/ Dental
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Employer Paid Retirement
  • And much more!
About Us:
South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC) was incorporated in 1982 under IRS code 501(c)(3) private nonprofit and currently serves Coos, Curry, Douglas, Marion & Yamhill counties in Oregon. Our Vision: Thriving people living in vibrant communities.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • This position/project is funded by US DOLETA.

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