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Employment Specialist - Senior Community Service Employment Program (Medford)

Part-time PART_TIME

2022-08-03T22:27:10-0500

http://www.easterseals.com/oregon

Easterseals Oregon

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Phone: 5032285108

Email: jobs@or.easterseals.com

Download Posting: employment-specialist-medford-scsep.pdf

Summary:

This is a Case Management position working with a local non-profit serving the 55+ senior community with job training, skill building and employment opportunities. This role will be conducting eligibility interviews, intake appointments, site visits and ongoing Case Management of participants to assist in participants in gaining unsubsidized employment. The position will involve working primarily with the participants in the Grants Pass/Josephine county areas. Some travel to Medford, Curry, or Douglas might be needed occasionally.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Determine program eligibility, process intake & enrollment and maintain accurate, up to date case files on each program participant.
  • Maintain compliance with the company guidelines, policies, and the Department of Labor regulations.
  • Recruit and train appropriate host agency organizations and supervisors. Obtain and maintain appropriate host agency paperwork.
  • Provide quarterly reports to supervisor and participate in staff meetings.
  • Assist program participants with identifying aptitudes, strengths, and areas that need improvement.
  • Assist participants with determining employment goals and objectives.
  • Develop Individual Employment Plans or self-employment plans and help establish connections to employment driven training & resources that will prepare the participants for competitive employment.
  • Assist participants with resolving possible barriers to employment such as housing, transportation issues, childcare, and medical needs.
  • Coach participants about social service programs and facilitate appropriate linkages between the participant and community resource agencies.
  • Advocate on behalf of participant with social service and host agencies.
  • Co-facilitate weekly job club with other team members. Help design curriculum and develop partnerships with community partners and or local businesses and schedule speakers.
  • Ensure that each participant is job ready and has received appropriate vocational guidance, employment readiness training and interview preparation. Provide employment development for each participant.
  • Network with and maintain a positive relationship with area employers, WorkSource Oregon, WIOA providers, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Host Agency partners to identify training and employment opportunities. 
  • Stays informed of community, agency, and program information through inter-office communications, attendance at staff meetings, participation in professional development activities and other community events.
  • Complete other assignments as requested by the Program Director and Assistant Director.

Qualifications:

  • Service Oriented – desire to provide excellent service throughout the organization, professional and courteous communication skill.
  • Relationship Focused – build and leverage strong relationships internally and externally.
  • Collaborative – believes many ideas drive the best solutions
  • Driven – compelled and motivated to achieve a goal, hard-working, ambitious, ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrated integrity.
  • High School Diploma or GED, required.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of social services, human services, vocational rehabilitation or like services, required.
  • Proficient in computer skills (MS Word, Excel), including virtual platforms (Zoom, MS Teams.
  • Strong oral and written communication.
  • Valid Driver’s License, insurance and reliable vehicle to travel to worksites throughout the day.
  • Successful completion of background check, MVR check, and reference check required.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
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