Employment Coach - Full Time - REWORK, Camden NJ

***500 Sign on Bonus***  Center for Family Services is offering all new hires a $500 bonus!   The bonus will be paid in two installments.  The signing bonus is taxable, and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld.

Center for Family Services is seeking an experienced and dedicated Employment Specialist for our workforce development program. The Pathways to Recovery ReWork Program is designed to help dislocated workers who have a friend, family member, or personal history of opioid use. It provides program participants with career readiness skills training through individual counseling session; as well as provide career placement assistance in order to prepare participants for today's job market. The Employment Coach will deliver career readiness skills training through individual counseling sessions and group facilitation workshops; as well as provide career placement assistance in order to prepare participants for today's job market. The Employment Coach will help participants identify possible career paths and develop and improve their professional soft skills, as well as connect participants to job openings and career opportunities by developing relationships with local employers. This position works closely with internal and external partners and employers.

Location: Camden, New Jersey

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interview and assess participant's overall social support / employability needs and make referrals
  • Interview perspective participant, complete an intake paragraph to assist in the eligibility determination of WIOA Dislocated Worker
  • Identify specific skills required for employment and assist participants in obtaining these skills, as well as assist individuals with job application and interview preparation processes
  • Provide individual counseling to identify participants personal goals, develop leadership skills and develop individualized employment plan
  • Conduct follow-up monitoring visits to assist with job retention/placement
  • Use motivational interviewing techniques as appropriate to help guide participants to goal achievement.
  • Provide individualized case management, to include monitoring and recording information in data system
  • Complete all essential documentation required for successful administrative purposes and record case materials promptly and properly
  • Develop community partnerships with local agencies to provide additional services/resources for our participants
  • Assist eligible participants with completing required applications/FASFAs for grants and scholarships opportunities
  • Develop and produce a professional resume for each participant
  • Maintain weekly contact with participants to track their progress to interview readiness
  • Facilitate individual or group sessions and workshops to build employment readiness skills, to include resume development, teamwork, conflict resolution, etc.
  • Coordinate occasional job fairs
  • Work closely with internal CFS staff and partners to provide seamless services to participants
  • Will provide reasonable and necessary supportive services in accordance with client IEP.
  • Provide follow-up services to participants
  • Other duties as required

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Vocational Counseling or Social Work, or related field, commensurate experience in relevant field may be acceptable in lieu of degree.
  • Certificate programs in Career or Life Coaching a plus.
  • 1 - 2 years of experience working with re-entry population and second-chance employers preferred
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in workforce development with job placement experience strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish a plus.
  • Experience in developing new employer relationships to work with participants.
  • Current driver's license & a good driving record of 3 years.
  • Vehicle with current insurance and registration.

All positions require pre-employment drug screening and criminal record checks. Many positions require motor vehicle record evaluations and medical clearances. Center for Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages. For more information, please visit our website at www.centerffs.org.