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JOB TITLE:

Employment Specialist

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Denver Colorado United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Work Options Job Description

Position: Employment Specialist
Location: Denver Training Center & Mobile Culinary Classroom
Reports to: Manager of Student Services (MSS)
Supervises: Interns, Volunteers and Students

Position Summary
The Employment Specialist supports Work Options students to successfully complete the culinary training program, obtain employment, and remain employed by providing individualized barrier reduction services.
This position will carry a caseload from the Denver Training Center and the Mobile Culinary Classroom.
The Employment Specialist will also teach employability skills in individual and classroom settings, connect students to resources to reduce barriers to success, and assist participants in gaining and maintaining stable employment.
Must have reliable transportation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assist participants in identifying barriers to sustainable employment; provide barrier reduction plan to address these areas as much as possible
Provide guidance, feedback, and skill learning to participants as they work to complete program requirements, barrier reduction plan goals, and job search
Maintain an accurate record of services by regularly updating individualized barrier reduction plan notes and other database information weekly
Provide employment assistance to participants, including resume/cover letter building, online application completion, interview preparation, employer contact, job retention and follow up
Teach Classes and facilitate New Student Orientation and Applicant Info Sessions
Provide resource navigation by seeking out resources and networking with service providers; providing referrals and advocacy
Work in support of the Culinary Training Program and team to help students develop employable skills and professionalism
Train and supervise interns and volunteers
Maintain a caseload of 15-30 participants
Comply with all grant and reporting requirements as directed by the supervisor
Provide follow-up services to students via phone and in-person to support at least 12 months of job retention
Other task as directed by the MSS

Preferred Qualifications
1-3 years providing direct services for case management, job coaching, employment support to a caseload of 15-30
Experience working with individuals who face social challenges such as poverty, criminal history, lack of adequate housing, etc.

Experience working with people in re-entry, living in halfway houses, involved with the criminal justice system
Personable with the ability to communicate, get along with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds and proven ability to maintain professional demeanor under stress
Strong organizational and problem solving skills to manage processes and people and develop solutions to problems independently; supervisory or leadership experience helpful
Excellent nonverbal, oral, and written communication skills
Ability to model and maintain professionalism; particularly when having difficult conversations, and/ or trained in crisis management
Significant experience working in job readiness/employment programs
Experience working with government contracts, such as WIOA and TANF preferred
Experience working in environments with on-site clientele
Trained in effective case management practices such as culturally responsive approaches, motivational interviewing, adult skill based learning, trauma informed care, supportive employment, evidence based case planning
Degree in Social Work or a related field and or relevant lived experience

Send cover letter, resume, and references to employment@workoptions.
org

Salary negotiable at $45,000 (negotiable) with full benefits that include medical, dental, vision, paid time off, vacation, short and long term disability.
Monday - Thursday in person and remote on Fridays.

Work Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from people of color, multilingual speakers (particularly Spanish- English bilingual).

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $45,000.
00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning shift

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Work Location: In person

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

45000 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707126881-421c05628563b74fd77df85c707a4782

LOCATION:

Colorado United States

CITY:

Denver

Job Origin:

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Work Options Job Description

Position: Employment Specialist
Location: Denver Training Center & Mobile Culinary Classroom
Reports to: Manager of Student Services (MSS)
Supervises: Interns, Volunteers and Students

Position Summary
The Employment Specialist supports Work Options students to successfully complete the culinary training program, obtain employment, and remain employed by providing individualized barrier reduction services. This position will carry a caseload from the Denver Training Center and the Mobile Culinary Classroom. The Employment Specialist will also teach employability skills in individual and classroom settings, connect students to resources to reduce barriers to success, and assist participants in gaining and maintaining stable employment. Must have reliable transportation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assist participants in identifying barriers to sustainable employment; provide barrier reduction plan to address these areas as much as possible
Provide guidance, feedback, and skill learning to participants as they work to complete program requirements, barrier reduction plan goals, and job search
Maintain an accurate record of services by regularly updating individualized barrier reduction plan notes and other database information weekly
Provide employment assistance to participants, including resume/cover letter building, online application completion, interview preparation, employer contact, job retention and follow up
Teach Classes and facilitate New Student Orientation and Applicant Info Sessions
Provide resource navigation by seeking out resources and networking with service providers; providing referrals and advocacy
Work in support of the Culinary Training Program and team to help students develop employable skills and professionalism
Train and supervise interns and volunteers
Maintain a caseload of 15-30 participants
Comply with all grant and reporting requirements as directed by the supervisor
Provide follow-up services to students via phone and in-person to support at least 12 months of job retention
Other task as directed by the MSS

Preferred Qualifications
1-3 years providing direct services for case management, job coaching, employment support to a caseload of 15-30
Experience working with individuals who face social challenges such as poverty, criminal history, lack of adequate housing, etc.
Experience working with people in re-entry, living in halfway houses, involved with the criminal justice system
Personable with the ability to communicate, get along with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds and proven ability to maintain professional demeanor under stress
Strong organizational and problem solving skills to manage processes and people and develop solutions to problems independently; supervisory or leadership experience helpful
Excellent nonverbal, oral, and written communication skills
Ability to model and maintain professionalism; particularly when having difficult conversations, and/ or trained in crisis management
Significant experience working in job readiness/employment programs
Experience working with government contracts, such as WIOA and TANF preferred
Experience working in environments with on-site clientele
Trained in effective case management practices such as culturally responsive approaches, motivational interviewing, adult skill based learning, trauma informed care, supportive employment, evidence based case planning
Degree in Social Work or a related field and or relevant lived experience

Send cover letter, resume, and references to employment@workoptions.org
Salary negotiable at $45,000 (negotiable) with full benefits that include medical, dental, vision, paid time off, vacation, short and long term disability. Monday - Thursday in person and remote on Fridays.

Work Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from people of color, multilingual speakers (particularly Spanish- English bilingual).

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $45,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning shift

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Work Location: In person


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