Position: Veterans Workforce Development Program (VWDP) Employment Specialist

Reports to: Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Full or Part-time: Full – time

Summary

Placing eligible veterans into stable employment through job placement. Identify employers willing to work to provide long term employment opportunities through short term training programs in high demand fields. Work in tandem with Program Manager and Employment Transition Coach to ensure program goals are met.

Primary Responsibilities

* Performs related work as directed by senior staff

* Develop and coordinate linkages to job skills training resources in high demand jobs

* Develop a resource base of employers committed to giving priority hiring attention to veterans

* Arrange interviews with employers and work with participants on job retention issues

* Coordinate with veteran community and private employment resources to ensure participant has access to available resources

* Document and maintain complete records as required; monitor and verify services provided

* Responsible for locating and matching veterans to professional certification courses

* Develop resumes suitable for job expectations according to veteran’s varied skill sets

* Responsible for recruiting potential employers and facilitating individual job placement

* Managing the veteran’s progress related to their Employment Development Plan

* Responsible for locating basic financial and life skills training workshops

* Meet monthly goals set forth for each veteran in terms of placement into the VWDP program and job placement

* Assist veterans with resolving possible barriers to employment such as housing, transportation issues, childcare and medical needs

* Match job requirements with veteran’s skill set and employment needs

* Provides financial assistance with vouchers for job related new hire items

Education and Experience

* Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of experience in the field employment development/placement and case management experience

* Knowledgeable of employment assessment tools and developing client plans

* Minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a job developer/employment specialist with demonstrated skills in working with vulnerable populations

* Ability to establish and maintain strong partnerships with employers and community contacts

* Ability to meet deadlines in a goal driven environment

* Must have a vehicle in good condition

* Valid GA Driver’s License with a good driving re

* Excellent communication and networking skills

* Knowledge of veterans’ homeless issues, mental illness, addiction, and PTSD.

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Position:  Housing Case Manager

Reports to: Program Manager: Housing

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                                     

Full or Part-time: Full-time

Summary

The Housing Case Manager is responsible for providing support for homeless clients that enables them to enter mid-term master leasing housing.

Primary Responsibilities

Client Services

  • Conduct client intake, to include obtaining all required documents, assessments, housing plan development, and facility placement
  • Identify barriers to housing
  • Develop client housing plans that overcome barriers to housing and result in the client entering mid-term master leasing or long term housing
  • Meet in-person with each client at least once a month to ensure they are making progress toward their housing plan goals
  • Have weekly phone, email or text contact with each client to provide additional support
  • Conduct home visits at least once a month
  • Provide linkage to medical care, case management, mental health care, and substance abuse services
  • Work cooperatively with all HOPWA programs and other programs that are linked to assist the client
  • Perform crisis counseling
  • Maintain ongoing communication with referring and partner case managers and agencies

Program Administration

  • Work as directed to support the HOPE Atlanta organization and team members
  • Input and maintain current client information in HMIS, case files, service reports, etc.
  • Ensure all client files are accurate and complete
  • Work with team members to identify safe, affordable housing and supportive housing
  • Maintain current contact information on all current and prior clients in the HOPE Atlanta required databases (includes name, address, telephone, family and friends information)
  • Utilizing HOPE Atlanta’s forms, conduct follow up assessments and evaluations with clients and their families
  • Work to resolve problems or concerns between resident and residential provider
  • Provide data and statistics to Manager for weekly, monthly and quarterly reports or as needed
  • Review cases weekly with manager or as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledgeable of HIV/AIDS, mental illness, addiction, homelessness, or at-risk populations
  • Understanding of HOPWA regulations as outlined in the appropriate CFRs(within the first two months of employment)
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of the program’s confidentiality procedures (within the first week of employment)
  • Strong understanding of the policies and procedures as outlined in the program manual (within the first two months of employment)
  • Strong organization, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and creative skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to become proficient with a cloud-based HMIS in a Windows environment in the first month of employment
  • Strong professional writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work with clients who may present challenging behaviors
  • Knowledge of city, state, and Federal entitlement systems
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Quality organization, critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills

Education, Experience, and Licensure

  • B.S. with a major in social work, Psychology, Human Services, or other related degrees
  • Three years’ experience working in social services
  • Valid drivers license and a car is required

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Position:Veterans Workforce Development Program (VWDP)  Employment Specialist 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Full or Part-time: Part – time

Summary

Placing eligible veterans into stable employment through job placement. Identify employers willing to work to provide long term employment opportunities through short term training programs in high demand fields.   Work in tandem with Program Coordinator and Employment Transition Coach to ensure program goals are met. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work as directed to support the HOPE Atlanta organization and team members 
  • Develop and coordinate linkages to job skills training resources in high demand jobs 
  • Develop a resource base of employers committed to giving priority  hiring attention to veterans 
  • Arrange interviews with employers and work with participants on job retention issues 
  • Coordinate with veteran community and private employment resources to ensure participant has access to available resources 
  • Document and maintain complete records as required; monitor and verify services provided 
  • Responsible for locating and matching veterans  to  professional certification courses 
  • Develop resumes suitable for job expectations according to veteran’s varied skill sets 
  • Responsible for recruiting potential employers and facilitating individual  job placement 
  • Managing the veteran’s progress related to their Employment Development Plan 
  • Responsible for locating basic financial and life skills training workshops 
  • Meet monthly goals set forth for each veteran in terms of placement into the VWDP program and job placement 
  • Assist veterans with resolving possible barriers to employment such as housing, transportation issues, childcare and medical needs 
  • Match job requirements with veteran’s skill set and employment needs 
  • Provides financial assistance with vouchers for job related new hire items  

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assists in fund raising opportunities and participants in agency donor and community events 
  • Attend all trainings and organizational meetings as directed by supervisor 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of experience in the field employment development/placement and case management experience 
  • Knowledgeable of employment assessment tools and developing client plans 
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a job developer/employment specialist with demonstrated skills in working with vulnerable populations  
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong partnerships with employers and community contacts 
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a goal driven environment 
  • Must have a vehicle in good condition 
  • Valid GA Driver’s License with a good driving re 
  • Excellent communication and networking skills 

Qualifications/Requirements

Knowledge of veterans’ homeless issues, mental illness, addiction, and PTSD.

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