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Workforce Advisor

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Job Description

Currently we have an exciting opportunity within the Suburban Station CareerLink as a Workforce Advisor.  This is your opportunity to help provide no-cost services that help individuals successfully enter or re-enter the local workforce.  As the Workforce Advisor you will assist participants in becoming job ready through the amelioration of personal challenges, including needed supportive services such as childcare, transportation, work clothing and counseling.  Additionally you will assist customers with accessing resources in the community that will meet their needs.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Network and establish working relationships with appropriate personnel at the County Assistance Offices, Community Agencies, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Organizations and other agencies as needed.
  • Provide case management to assigned caseload; complete case notes and follow up services regarding employment, retention and termination; recommend, promote and schedule Center services for customers
  • Work with the Integrated Job Development Team and its job developers to transition customers to appropriate employment
  • Assist all Center customers in any of the welcome, skills and employment functions; assess each person’s proficiency with using computers, assist in registration for JobGateway
  • Provide advice to customers on job finding and skill development to assist customer with becoming more competitive in the job market
  • Develop customized job search plan for each job seeker assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned
     
Skills & Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree with human service/case management experience preferred; Appropriate experience or special training may be substituted in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and collaborate with a variety of customers including but not limited to the Workforce Initiatives industry.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (especially MS Word and Excel).
  • Willingness to learn JEVS specific database(s) and other data bases as required
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and Saturdays.
  • Some inner city travel may be required
  • Adhere to JEVS Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics

 

JEVS Human Services is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities.  The Agency will not engage in or tolerate unlawful discrimination (including any form of unlawful harassment) on account of a person’s gender, age, race, color, religion, creed, sexual preference or orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military status, veteran status, handicap, disability, or membership in any other protected group.  Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply; reasonable accommodations will be provided.

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