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Employment Specialist

Job ID : 28467

Location : Arlington, VA

Company Name : Ethiopian Community Development Council

Job Type : Full-Time

Industry : Social Services

Salary : $40000 - $50000  per year

No. of Positions : 1

Required Skills : Communication, Computer Skills,.

Benefits : Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K

Job Description :

Job Summary: This position is responsible for assisting refugees and asylees in the employment Program with seeking, obtaining, and maintaining employment, thereby attaining self-sufficiency. Other duties include preparing reports and tracking statistical data

Key Responsibilities

1) Job Development

  • Assess new refugee clients’ employment and education by completing employability plans during weekly intakes.
  • Conduct job search on behalf of all clients and support clients in completing job applications online or in person.
  • Facilitate all employment efforts with these participants: interviews, drug tests/physicals, employment paperwork, employment verifications, challenges in the workplace, etc.
  • Work intensively with clients to improve employability through small-group orientation and training sessions, including job interview preparation and job skills development, among other topics.
  • Design monthly schedules for training based on the language requirements of new clients. Job readiness and resume building workshops will be implemented on a weekly basis and interview preparation classes will be provided when coordinating group interviews for open hiring.
  • Develop and maintain a job data bank.
  • Identify and provide clients with information on recertification and no- to low-cost training programs, if appropriate.


2) Outreach

  • Conduct outreach to new businesses in the D.C. metropolitan area on a regular basis.
  • Maintain regular communication with employers.
  • Respond to all inquiries and offers from potential employers in a timely and professional manner.
  • Coordinate job application, interview, and orientation processes.


3)Program Compliance

  • Follow-up with employers after applications are submitted.
  • Assist with transportation to, and interpretation of, interviews.
  • Conduct employment follow-up within 3 days, as well as up until and after 90 days with both employers and MG clients.
  • Acquire pay stubs and employment verifications in order to properly document employment retention.


4)Report and filing

  • Submit enrollment roster and in-kind/cash donation report monthly.
  • Submit progress reports, including monthly and quarterly reports indicating any updates in the employment statuses of the active caseload.
  • Maintain regular case notes in case files for all services provided.
  • File required documents in case files in accordance with program requirements.
  • Attend all relevant meetings (Case Management, Employment, All-Staff meeting).
  • Follow team procedures for document management and coordination of team efforts.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor.


Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, may substitute equivalent experience
  • Prior job development or employment services experience required
  • Knowledge of resettlement program required
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask effectively
  • Experience working with refugees or other diverse populations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload and maintain required deadlines
  • Ability to relate professionally too, and collaborate with diverse individuals in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours occasionally
  • Background check and clean DMV record
  • Current driver’s license and copy of the current driving record
  • · Access to own transportation
  • Must pass a background check.

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