22 May
Job Developer - Rapid Rehousing
Texas, Galveston

JOB SUMMARY



The Job Developer ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­is responsible for preparing rehousing program COVID clients for employment, developing job opportunities in the community and assisting clients to secure jobs. The Job Developer will coordinate with the referring case managers to help integrate services in a manner that will result in progress toward self-sufficiency and an improved sense of well-being. This position will conduct outreach to prospective employers and other stakeholders, coaching and teaching components to support clients to successfully navigate the job search process and secure employment.



The successful candidate will be empathetic, and have strong communication and organizational skills.





ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES



(40%) Assessing client strengths and interests through interview and test administration, linking with potential employers, and coordinating with assigned case manager. Working with clients to create and implement individualized action plans that foster employment and self-sufficiency. Coaching clients as they follow their action plan in pursuit of employment. Encouraging clients who experience rejections and promoting client resilience. Recruiting employers in the community who are open to providing clients the opportunity to interview for jobs with the potential to be hired; maintaining relationships with prospective employers. Researching and pursuing quality jobs with a fair wage. Alerting clients of potential job opportunities and recruitment events. Providing clients access to job fairs through direct sponsorship or referral to events sponsored by community partners.



(30%) Teaching pre-employment classes and meeting individually with clients struggling to become employed. Editing existing resumes and helping clients to development new resumes for use in job search. Assisting clients to write and practice their “elevator speech”. Working with clients to practice interview skills; offering “mock interviews” for clients. Assisting clients to schedule job interviews; assessing status of clients after placement; tracking employment status for 90 days. Advocating on client’s behalf, if needed, to resolve workplace issue(s). Arranging transportation and other assistance for clients, as needed, in the course of securing a job.



(10%)Referring clients to other services, such as ESL, vocational training, on-the-job Training (OJT), and literacy and education services. Assisting clients to enroll in services offered by community partners.Following-up to promote success.



(15%)Maintaining client files, inputting data in ETO and HMIS, and assuring completeness and compliance with funding requirements.



(5%) Performing other duties as assigned.



MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS



Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human or social services, or related field. In lieu of bachelor’s degree 4 years’ experience in similar job role.



MINIMUM SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS


  • Bilingual –English and Spanish (preferred)

  • Knowledge of employment coaching and job development best practices

  • Demonstrated success in having clients secure and maintain employment

  • Demonstrated contacts/relationships with prospective employers and community partners

  • Self-starter and ability to follow-through on commitments

  • Organizational and planning skills

  • Ability to help refine and implement an evolving program

  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team

  • Intermediate knowledge of computer application such as Microsoft Office.


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