POSITION: Employment Specialist
POSTION STATUS: Non-Exempt, Full-Time
SUPERVISOR: Division Director, Housing & Family Stabilization Services
POSITION SUMMARY: The Employment Specialist is responsible for delivering employment and vocational services to benefit Family Tree clients across multiple programs. The Employment Specialist will cultivate and maintain employer relationships to obtain job placements for our clients, as well as build partnerships with workforce centers, vocational professionals, etc. to connect clients with enhanced services. The Employment Specialist will work directly with clients to enhance their employment opportunities, including assessing job-readiness skills and providing guidance for job search, training, placement, retention, and/or promotion.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in Business or Human Service related field plus at least one year of direct professional experience, preferably as an employment specialist or providing employee/vocational support. Requires working knowledge of Metro Denver vocational programs, employers and resources, knowledge of current trends in job search strategies, as well as the ability to assess job-readiness skills and to provide individualized guidance and coaching. Must be able to build and maintain working relationships with clients, peer case managers and advocates, and to network and build partnerships with community providers, including motivating businesses and employers to hire and support Family Tree clients in the workplace.
Must have strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and computer skills, as well as the ability to work independently and in multiple team settings. Must have access to dependable transportation on a daily basis for multiple work locations and various off-site meetings. Must have a valid Colorado drivers license, car insurance, and acceptable motor vehicle record. Must clear background checks with Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred but not required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires the ability to meet the physical demands associated with essential functions: talking, hearing (ordinary conversation), and seeing (ability to read paperwork, a computer screen), manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer, electronic devices, calculator and telephone.
SCHEDULE: Full-time, Monday Friday, some evenings and weekends required.
E.O.E FAMILY TREE, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Updated June 2019
Job Type: Full-time
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