The Salvation Army

Job Developer - Workforce Specialist (Full-time)

US-NY-Buffalo
Job ID
2017-4004
Category
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Salvation Army is hiring!

 

The Employment Services Program has an opening for a full-time Job Developer - Workforce Development Specialist. This position will provie training, instruction, life skills, and employment related activities to assist individals in reaching their goal of permanent employment.

 

The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Days
  • Personal Days
  • Vacation Days
  • Employer funded Pension Plan
  • Comprehensive and Low Cost Health Care Coverage 
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Responsibilities

  • Assist with all aspects of the Employment Services program under the direction of the department Director, with the Employment Readiness Trainer. This includes but is not limited to: marketing, information sharing, report writing, billing, statistical gathering and other duties to carry out and enhance program objectives.       
  • Maintain case record documentation and resume’ preparation in compliance with Agency and contract requirements.
  • Provide training and instruction in computer literacy, resume’ writing, job applications, employment readiness and interview techniques.
  • Develop and update resumes, cover letters and reference sheets.
  • Research and develop appropriate curriculum as needed.
  • Create various employment related forms, policies, documentation and data bases.
  • Complete employment updates and verifications forms.
  • Provide intake and assessment as needed.
  • Provide supervision of clientele while they are on premises.
  • Gather job leads from available sources and post employment opportunities daily/weekly.
  • Assist with all programmatic aspects of the Employment Services Department.
  • Provide advocacy for mandated services as needed.
  • Advocate and initiate process for cases requiring referral to other sources.
  • Provide workshops and information sessions in individual and group settings.
  • Maintain program fidelity at all times as required.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate statistical reports, classroom timesheets, mileage records and other data as required.
  • Attend training sessions as provided.
  • Attend community coalitions as appropriate.
  • Participate in internal case reviews.
  • Establish a partnership with and develop and maintain a list of employers.
  • Attend Job Fairs with clients (city, county, local)
  • Will be responsible for all aspects related to the assignment, supervision, evaluation and reporting of Workfare clients.
  • Attend and participate in Agency staff meetings.
  • Exhibit fiscal responsibility.
  • Responsible to acquire up-to-date research on relevant social work practice (four synopses per year)
  • Participate in all other duties and activities as requested or assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of related experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Experience working with diverse populations and job placement criteria
  • Valid NYS Driver license that meets The Salvation Army insurance requirements
  • Bilingual-Spanish helpful

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