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Employment Specialist (5582)

Location:Santa Barbara, CA
Employment Type:Full Time
Program:Santa Barbara Day Reporting Center
Description:GENERAL FUNCTION: Coordinate all aspects of the employment program including job development and job placement. Develop and maintain a job bank to assist clients in obtaining a meaningful work experience. Provide case management duties including case file development and maintenance, resource development and test administration.


Duties:Conduct intake data collection and perform client needs assessments.

Establish job placements for new clients and work with staff to upgrade other clients’ employment.

Develop and maintain employer contacts for the purpose of developing a list of employers interested in hiring client population.

Conduct job readiness groups and/or individual counseling training programs to prepare clients for job search.

Document training sessions and job search activities through progress reports.

Work closely with the respective case managers for efficient coordination of client employment goals.

Conduct follow up as necessary on all clients referred for employment.

Maintain client files in compliance with Agency policy on confidentiality.

Collect and prepare statistical reports for program monitoring.

Establish vocational/educational programs and establish working relationships with schools, alternative education centers and Department of Labor Services.

Conduct public relation/speaking engagements and advocate for fair vocational educational treatment opportunities for offenders.

Maintain a working knowledge of and abide by the Agency’s programs, policies, and procedures.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in a social science field and at least one (1) year of related experience. Good written and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of job development and employment resources in the area a plus. Possession of a valid California driver's license and a car is required. Education may be substituted with relevant experience on a one year for one year basis.

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