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Employment Specialist (Part-time)
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Job Description

Employment Specialist (Part-time)

Organization: Caritas of Austin

Posted by Januari Bradley - Jan 10, 2019

Posted in Nonprofit Job

Address: 611 Neches Street, Austin, TX, 78767

Start Date: Feb 04, 2019

Application Due Date: Jan 18, 2019

Position Details:

Job Title: Employment Specialist (Part-time)

Department: Programs

Program: Employment

Reports To: Employment Program Coordinator

FLSA Status / Pay Type: Non-Exempt / Hourly

Caritas of Austin Values


We believe in the inherent dignity of all people, and we celebrate every person's uniqueness and contributions to our work.


We are committed to fairness and impartiality in the way we provide services and opportunities for service.


We are resolute in our mission to build wellbeing and end homelessness for the people we serve.


We have high standards for every aspect of our work, continuously raising the bar to provide the best experience and outcomes for everyone we serve.


We are leaders in meeting the most pressing needs of the Austin community, continually learning and improving to affect positive change.

Position Summary

This is a part-time grant funded position and is contingent upon renewal of the grant. The Program coordinator and the Department Director select the Employment Specialist. The Employment Specialist is responsible for all aspects of service delivery to individuals referred to the Employment Program. This includes development of customized employment plans for individuals and placing them in the most appropriate employment setting. This position will be serving a vulnerable population of refugees and homeless, and requires the Employment Specialist to work closely with staff and community agencies to coordinate additional services. Besides providing employment services, the Employment Specialist will approve the individuals for employment related financial assistance and perform other duties as assigned. This position requires maintenance of client files with detailed documentation of service delivery. This is a part time position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Employment Services

* Conducts intake & assessment.
* Develops structured individual employment and self-sufficiency service plan for each client, addressing and assisting client to recognize their interests, strengths, needs, deficits, and goals towards employment.
* Makes job referrals, assists with job applications, and facilitates job placements and job upgrades.
* Trains client on effective interviewing skills, resume writing, and professional presentation.
* Provides information to clients about educational opportunities, including vocational and training programs and college courses relevant to client goals.
* Collaborates with the Employment team and case managers in identifying appropriate jobs for clients.
* Prepares and submits client assistance check requests for eligible clients.
* Conducts employment services follow-up as required by grants.
* Coordinates client services with other Caritas programs and service providers.
* Complies with funding source guidelines and requirements.
* Maintains on-going interactions with employers and education agencies.
* Consistently and accurately completes data entry of client information using the agency and ClientTrack database systems.
* Maintains client files with required forms, Employment Service Plan, case notes, and client assistance check request documentation.
* Maintains detailed case notes in all files that provide accurate and complete description of service provided to clients as well as clients' involvement in the case plan.
* Compiles monthly/quarterly reports as requested by Employment Program Coordinator.
* Responds to individual client concerns with accurate information in a respectful, effective and timely manner.
* Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Financial Assistance

* Conducts intake and assessment of clients for financial assistance (e.g. Refugee Cash Assistance eligibility).
* Provides monthly cash and vendor payments to eligible households based on government guidelines.
* Maintains file with record of relevant financial assistance, intake, assessment, payments, and other required documents and closes files in a timely manner.
* Refers clients to other programs if there is an unmet need.
* Completes data entry of financial assistance (e.g., Refugee Cash Assistance) provided to each client.
* Completes other tasks related to financial services (e.g. Refugee Cash Assistance) as assigned.

Organizational Support Functions

* Follows employee policies and procedures.
* Comply with timely reporting requirements e.g. 30, 60, 90-day reports.
* Attends and participates in staff meetings.
* Participates in and assists with organization planning and training functions.
* Complies with administrative procedures, reporting and record keeping policies.
* Supports Caritas goals and values.


* Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
* Develops an approved plan for professional development.
* Treats clients, staff, and the general public with courtesy and respect.


Education & Experience

* Bachelor or Master's Degree from an accredited college/university with a major in one or more of the following areas: business administration, human resources, social work, psychology, sociology, education, international studies, and other business and/or human services related fields. Minimum one year of experience providing career services, people development and working with diverse populations and clients with barriers.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

* Must have ability to work collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment.
* Must be computer literate.

Other position requirements

* Must have dependable transportation.
* Must be bilingual in Pashto, Dari, Farsi, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, Burmese, Spanish, or Arabic.

To Apply: Please click on the provided link, or copy and paste to your web browser: https://goo.gl/L77HSr