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Employment Specialist

Cranston, RI

Posted: 05/10/2024 Industry: Professional and Administration Job Number: 16688

Job Description

Connexion’s mission is to provide "best in class" services to job seekers. We strive to achieve excellence in job placement, staffing, and recruiting services while treating candidates with the professionalism and respect they deserve.

Title: Employment Specialist
Hiring Organization: Connexion Systems & Engineering
  • Duration:  Temp
  • Pay rate: $20/hr
  • Job Location: Cranston, RI
  • Job# 16688

Purpose of Position: The Employment Specialist is responsible for assisting Education and Employment Services clients to obtain and maintain employment that is consistent with their education and employment plans.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advocates for the mission of the organization and promotes and upholds the agency's values.
  • Provides education and employment career planning services to clients in all programs.
  • Stays current on related employment trends and opportunities to guide students when career planning and job searching.
  • Assists clients access education, employment and job training services, internally and the community.
  • Collaborates with case manager in regards to students needs and progress.
  • Develops relationships with area employers to gauge employment needs and develop job opportunities for clients.
  • Provides job readiness activities (i.e. resume writing, online job applications, interview practice etc.) one on one and in small groups.
  • Assists clients in overcoming barriers to employment and retention.
  • Maintains case notes and job placement information on all clients.
  • Develops strong relationships with current and future referral sources to ensure appropriate referrals and maintain positive program reputation.
  • Back up support to the Intake & Assessment Coordinator.
  • Timely completion of all client/program related documentation, reports and paperwork.
  • Maintains proper, updated, student records.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education:
  • Associates Degree or advanced certification preferred, extensive experience may substitute for degree.
  • 2 years experience working in the field of human services, adult education, employment or vocational training.
  • Some experience working with homeless or disconnected populations a plus. (homeless, disabled persons, ex – offenders, persons in recovery).
  • Experience navigating RI’s workforce development / employment & training system.
  • Experience accessing resources available to job seekers and persons in crisis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Committed to working with the homeless and disconnected population.
  • Must be computer-literate with competence in Microsoft Word, email, and web applications.
  • Highly organized and able to handle rapidly changing priorities.
  • Effective problem-solver.
  • Outgoing, able to establish and maintain relationships with referral sources, trainees and employers.
  • Quick learner interested in expanding knowledge and experience in non-profit, social services, etc., environment.
  • Knowledge of employment opportunities and services in RI (i.e. netWORKri, job developer networks etc.).
  • Networking with employment agencies, employers and colleagues.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team builder-can inspire and motivate client trainees to perform their best.
  • Can work effectively independently as well as a member of a team.

Please use the apply button to submit your resume for consideration. A Connexion Representative will contact you immediately.
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