compensation: $15,302 - 25,722 annually, DOE with benefits employment type: part-time non-profit organization
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This exempt, 20 hours a week position is part of the Social Service Department. Qualified candidates will have strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. This position maintains positive, collaborative relationships inside and outside the agency and provides support to department and program staff. The primary duties of the Employment Specialist are to provide assessment, planning and support services to assist program participants to increase housing stability, income, and family management skills.
Essential Job Duties:
1. Provide comprehensive employability assessment for all Employment & Training (E&T) referrals.
2. Meet with residents of local homeless housing agencies to promote services with potential clients.
3. Develop Individual Employment Plans (i.e. employment, training, education & wage progression) for eligible residents.
4. Collaborate the development of Individual Employment Plan and service delivery with resident/client, Family Support Coaches, and other agencies working with the clients.
5. Maintain ongoing coordination and communication with Family Support Coaches and partners regarding delivery of each resident’s E&T services based on the resident’s IEP.
6. Assess for and authorize related program supportive services, with coordination from Family Support Coaches as needed.
7. Monitor program goals and objectives, and revise as appropriate.
8. Maintain program tracking system files.
9. Prepare related documents and reports.
10. Participate in program development.
11. Refer and collaborate with area Employment & Training agencies including: DSHS, Service Alternatives, and WorkSource.
12. Monitor program budget.
13. Build relationships and maintain positive relationships internally and externally to meet the needs of our clients.
14. Assist residents in full use of One Stop process and resources.
15. Teach employment related classes.
Non-Essential Job Duties:
1. Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.
2. Drive company vehicles as required.
3. Assist with other agency requirements as directed.
• BA degree and equivalent of 2 years relevant experience.
• Experience preparing and conducting training programs.
• Experience working with diverse groups with varying skill/backgrounds in conflict resolution, problem solving, and decision making.
• Ability to work some evenings.
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple demands and tasks.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly and extensively required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, may be required to perform repetitious movements for long periods of time in order to complete a task, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
• The employee frequently is required to climb, walk, sit, and talk or hear.
• The employee is regularly required to stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push and pull up to 25 lbs. frequently. Items that are over 25 lbs. must be lifted, carried, pushed, pulled, or moved with proper equipment for assistance (dolly) and proper safety procedures must also be followed.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
• Ability to work in a general office environment as well as outdoor environment. Possible exposure to weather—heat, wet, cold, wind, and noise.
We at Housing Hope are trauma-informed and committed to excelling in creating a holistic, diverse, inclusive, uplifting and appreciative environment. We endeavor to be inter-culturally competent and trauma informed in all our practices and procedures. This simply means that we are attentive to the needs of the workforce. We embrace and practice a high standard of diversity and inclusion and strive for equity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex, age, status in regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.
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