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Employment Specialist

HumanKind

HumanKind strengthens individuals and families through care, counseling and education. HumanKind facilitates the Ways to Work program in the Richmond region to serve eligible families and individuals who are in need of reliable transportation by providing access to fair interest car loans. It is part of the Financial Opportunity Center Humankind operates in partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Partnership.

Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) help low to moderate income families boost earnings, reduce expenses, and make appropriate financial decisions that lead to asset building through an integrated service model approach. The centers provide individuals and families with services across three critical and interconnected areas: employment services, financial coaching and access to income supports.
JOB SUMMARY:
The Employment Specialist provides direct services to low to moderate-income individuals who are enrolled as Financial Opportunity Center participants. Employment Specialists assist clients in preparing for the workforce through education, training, and job readiness preparation. The Employment Specialist regularly conducts job readiness classes for the community. However, the main focus of their position centers on one on one employment counseling.

The Employment Specialist will work closely with job developers to help identify qualified candidates for various companies and positions identified by the agencies. The Employment Specialist will also work closely with the Benefits Specialist and Financial Specialist to ensure that the client is getting assistance across these three major service areas. Flexible scheduling a must as weekend and evening hours are required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Provide one-on-one employment counseling to program participants.
• Outcome tracking—track the stories and successes of program participants
• Develop relationships with local training and education providers
• May provide group based education on employment topics

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited, four year institution or any equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered • Previous work experience in the social services sector and workforce development preferred • Proficiency in computer knowledge; MS Word, MS Excel; MS Outlook; MS PowerPoint • Strong online and research skills • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills • Valid Driver's License and acceptable driving record. • Complete all required background checks and drug testing
Salary:
$16.25 - $20.31
Benefits:
Full-Time position with excellent benefits package including: Health/Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & AD & D Insurance, Flex Plan, Short & Long Term Disability, 403(b) Retirement Plan, Annual Paid Leave, Holiday Pay, Educational Benefits/Tuition Reimbursement.
How to apply:
Visit us at www.humankind.org/careers and select "Employment Specialist" from the list of opportunities.
Website:
http://www.humankind.org
Classifications:
Administrative & Office Support, Communication/Public Relations/Marketing
Location:
Richmond
Posting Organization:
HumanKind