Nov 01, 2018

Employment Coordinator - nonprofit jobs - Los Angeles

  • Downtown Women's Center, Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Human Resources Homelessness

Job Description

Experienced
San Pedro Street - Los Angeles, CA
Seasonal
Bachelor's
$18.27 - $19.23 Hourly
Less than 10%
Day
Undisclosed
Description

Summary

The ­­ Employment Specialist plays a key role in helping participants and residents to achieve their educational and professional goals. This position coordinates and oversees employment and educational opportunities available within the community. This position will provide individualized support to clients seeking employment with a special focus on the Rapid Re-Housing Program. The Employment Specialist works closely with all program teams to provide a continuum of support, and reports directly to the Rapid Rehousing and Employment Program Manager in the Community Based Housing Department.

Essential Functions

  1. Provide in-house and field-based services to best accommodate individuals living throughout Los Angeles
  2. Coordinate DWC’s workforce development programming through recruitment to participants, program scheduling, and coordinating a continuum of support across the agency to assist with employment and education obtainment
  3. Conduct 1-on-1 job readiness activities with clients, including resume building, practice interviews, job applications, computer tutorials, cover letters, reference lists, and job search guidance
  4. Support women in their goals related to professional development opportunities, vocational education programming, employment counseling, job placement, and job retention
  5. Provide wrap-around support, job placement and job retention services to women in transitional jobs through the LA:RISE program
  6. Facilitate Job Preparation classes and other seminars on an as needed basis
  7. Maintain up-to-date referrals resources for clients to facilitate employment search
  8. Partner with organizations that provide job training and educational programs; identify entry points to participate in these programs
  9. Maintain accurate and timely records of activities, case management notes, and services provided to each client
  10. Assist with program assessments and ongoing program improvements based on outcomes
  11. Provide regular, written reports and additional reports as needed
  12. Assist employment interns in a learning environment with direct client interaction
  13. Other duties as assigned to support the mission of the organization

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Competencies

  1. Creativity
  2. Flexibility
  3. Empathy
  4. Communication Proficiency
  5. Relationship building

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday- Friday 9.00 am to 5:30 pm

Travel

Travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, or related field required
  2. Minimum two years of experience as employment specialist, educator, or case manager working with adults required

Required Knowledge/Skills/Position Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of the complex barriers surrounding women’s homelessness and unemployment
  2. Experience working with issues of homelessness, trauma, and mental health preferred
  3. Advanced computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  4. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ability to build relationships with women, coworkers, and community partners from diverse backgrounds
  5. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, implement plans, and meet deadlines
  6. Active listening and problem solving skills, a solution-oriented attitude, and good judgment
  7. Experience serving as a mentor or program counselor

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Downtown Women’s Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Downtown Women’s Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, or related field required
  2. Minimum two years of experience as employment specialist, educator, or case manager working with adults required

Required Knowledge/Skills/Position Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of the complex barriers surrounding women’s homelessness and unemployment
  2. Experience working with issues of homelessness, trauma, and mental health preferred
  3. Advanced computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  4. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ability to build relationships with women, coworkers, and community partners from diverse backgrounds
  5. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, implement plans, and meet deadlines
  6. Active listening and problem solving skills, a solution-oriented attitude, and good judgment
  7. Experience serving as a mentor or program counselor.

Downtown Women’s Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Downtown Women’s Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Title / Level of Responsibility

Coordinator

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