The Salvation Army

Job Developer - Workforce Specialist (Full-time)

Job ID
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Regular Full-Time


The Salvation Army is hiring!


The Employment Services Program has an opening for a full-time Job Developer - Workforce Development Specialist. This position will provide training, instruction, life skills, and employment related activities to assist individuals 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


  • Assist with all aspects of the Employment Services program under the direction of the department Director and Employment Readiness Trainer. This includes but is not limited to: marketing, information sharing, report writing, billing, statistical gathering and other duties in order 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 to clients while they are on the 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 referrals to other sources.
  • Provide workshops and information sessions individually and in group settings.
  • Maintain program fidelity at all times and 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 partnerships 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 practices (four synopses per year).
  • Participate in all other duties and activities as requested or assigned.


  • 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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