Housing If you’ve registered with us previously, please login now. If you’d like to register, please click the ‘Register’ link below.Username: Password: Register | Forgot your password?Related CategoriesHousing Title Employment and Education Specialist Categories Housing Location Mesa, AZ Job Information House of Refuge is currently seeking an Employment and Education Specialist Position Title: Employment & Education Specialist Status: Hourly Supervised by:Director of Family Services Supervises: none Position Summary: Provides professional employment and education services to all clients at the House of Refuge. Participates in all staff meetings and case management staffing’s as requested. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, life skill services, mainstream employment and education referral resources, and documenting all resident contact in program files. Develops and maintains contacts with potential employers/businesses, job readiness programs/agencies, and other employment service programs. Responsible for employment networking and research, participant job assessment and placement, participant job skills training and education, and documenting participant follow through. Participates in fundraising and other agency based events as assigned. Duties and Responsibilities: Develops job opportunities for clients by networking with employers in the local community and internet job searches. Establishes, maintains, and continually expands a list of potential employers. Monitors, documents and maintains accurate files on individual client’s employment status and offers additional resources as needed. Maintains accurate and complete documentation of all client contact. Follows up with appropriate warnings, legal notices and court hearings as needed. Works closely with Maricopa Workforce and other job readiness programs to ensure referral systems are accurate and up to date. Assists clients through orientation to systems when needed. Educates clients in basic internet job search techniques, application submittals and follow through. Provides job opportunities, assessment and placement services to participants. Develops and implements job training opportunities for participants including, but not limited to, appropriate dress, interviewing, resume writing, social skills and job fairs. Instruct classes as appropriate (financial literacy, problem solving, job readiness or any other programming that fits within the context of said position). Develop and maintain relationships with educational institutions to provide resources to clients regarding education opportunities. (community colleges, universities, vocational training, GED classes, etc.) Document and track needed data for compliance with contracts and grants. Review data regularly to maintain awareness of client demographics, needs and trends. Advocate for programming to meet client needs and help House of Refuge realize its mission. Consistently demonstrates knowledge of all House of Refuge programs policies and procedures, national best practices for transitional housings programs and social service delivery systems, local and federal laws pertaining to Fair Housing, American Disability Act, Arizona Landlord Tenant Act and Department of Housing and Urban Development Supportive Housing program regulations in addition to providing residential confidentiality and professional boundaries. Functions as part of a professional social service delivery team. Provides triage assistance to residents during fellow team members vacations and sick days. Performs other duties as assigned. Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Service related or Business plus 1 year experience is required. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Effective oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and part of a team. Experience with developing and maintaining relationships with educational institutions required. Experience with transitional housing, drug and alcohol recovery, persons dealing with mental health issues, domestic violence and/or the homeless population required Experience in marketing and developing employment opportunities, including, but not limited to, cold contacts with local employers. Case management, counseling, and/or benefits coordination experience required. Must be able to interact and communicate with a diverse population both written and verbally. Must agree to, and successfully pass a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety fingerprint clearance. Hours: Must be willing to work flexible hours and days, a minimum of 40/week. Some evenings and Saturdays may be required. Send cover letter and reume to Leslie Mar’Na at Leslie@houseofrefuge.org. Apply Now Jobs 1-1 of 1 This job listing was created using Job Manager for WordPress, by Tom Townsend.