Next Step, Project Renewal’s award-winning Job Placement program, places homeless, formerly homeless, and low-income individuals in competitive employment. Next Step’s Employment & Vocational Specialists are a vital part of the dynamic team that provides job readiness and job placement services to our client base.
The Employment & Vocational Specialist works with clients to develop realistic, individualized job-search plans which accurately reflect the client’s professional skills and interests. The Employment & Vocational Specialist identifies employment opportunities for clients. He/she will spend time each week in the field visiting prospective employers and developing employer relationships. She/he will also research job search databases to identify interview opportunities for individual clients. The Employment & Vocational Specialist will then work closely with clients to set up interviews and coach them through the job search process.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential duties of the Employment & Vocational Specialist include but are not limited to the following activities
Preparing clients for employment and placing them into jobs that meet program goals
Establishing a network of employers across various sectors who will provide job opportunities for clients
Managing a caseload of clients and meeting job placement goals
Developing employer partners in specific sectors to support training and placement initiatives
Developing job orders specifically aligned with the skills and interests of clients
Meeting with clients individually to develop a customized job search plan
Assisting clients in developing their job readiness skills and preparing them for the workforce
Preparing clients for specific job interviews by means of activities such as mock interviews, and ensuring that clients have all necessary applications, resumes, documentation and job search paperwork
Maintaining timely and detailed case records for each client and employer in the Salesforce database system, including documenting job search and follow-up activity
Representing Project Renewal at job fairs and other public forums
Coordinating recruitment and hiring events with employer network
Following up on job placements to verify employment and monitor employer and client satisfaction
Conducting job readiness workshops for clients
B.A. in human resources, social work, business or marketing preferred. Other degrees will be considered.
Prior experience in sales, social work or human resources preferred.
Ability to effectively develop job orders for low-skilled job seekers required.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to professionally interact with a wide range of diverse individuals required.
Computer proficiency is a must
To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org