Job Summary

Prepare residents for job search, including job readiness; work with residents on employment opportunities and job retention skills. Utilize best practices for Workforce Development Professional with recognition of specific recovery challenges.

Qualifications

  • • Associate’s Degree in Human Services (or equivalent training and work experience)
    • Proficient computer skills
    • Proficient written and oral communication skills
    • Minimum 1 year experience in substance abuse field
    • A working knowledge of the vocational and housing community resources/programs in our community
    • If appropriate minimum two years of continuous sobriety
    • Ability to perform duties responsibly, in a timely manner with minimal supervision
    • Valid driver’s license

Major Responsibilities

  • • Utilize vocational pre-needs assessment for assigned residents identifying skills & challenges; addressing needs by assuring appropriate referrals are made; match skills to job leads as possible; document meetings & activities in resident’s RS folder
    • Facilitate job readiness workshops for residents
    • Coordinate client information, including progress made in training and employment goals, with appropriate internal and external resources
    • Enter and update the job readiness, referrals and employment placement information into the CSN database
    • Maintain a working relationship with appropriate community resources & develop relationships with potential employers
    • Partner with co-workers to provide excellent services and to continue to improve processes.