Center for Family Services is seeking an experienced and dedicated Case Manager for our Displaced Home Makers workforce development program designed to assist individuals who have lost their primary source of income due to divorce, separation, death or disability of a spouse, and who must obtain or upgrade their skills for transition into the paid job market. The ReStart Program provides participants with life skills curriculum focused on job readiness and tailored to areas that employers have identified as most important. The Case Manager will counsel around the removal of barriers that impede engagement and retention in program (i.e. housing, family support, childcare). This program includes the delivery of career readiness skills training through individual counseling sessions and group facilitation workshops in order to prepare participants for today's job market. The Case Manager position works closely with internal and external partners and employers.
Location: Salem County, New Jersey
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assessment/Eligibility of participants per program.
Maintain case records detailing service needs and activities/arrangements for their fulfillment, according to data-management procedures established by program management and the funding sources.
Deliver workshop presentations on job search and readiness topics.
Identify and address employment barriers.
Develop Individualized Employment Plans with participants.
Knowledge and or experience with classroom management techniques.
Develop and maintain monthly calendar of events and program newsletter.
Job Development by connecting with employers and community organizations on a frequent basis to market and enrich the program and the success of the participants.
Identify and recruit target population of clients and employers.
Data and paperwork management.
Outreach/Recruitment through participation in community events.
Provide individual counseling, preparation of workshops and lesson plans
Work with Pathways to Success Manager to identify, meet and build employer relationships
Facilitate and lead classes and workshops on topics such as resume development, teamwork, conflict resolution, etc.
Coordinate program workshops and occasional job fairs
Work closely with internal CFS staff, partners, and vendors to provide seamless services to participants
Display employment/post-secondary advancement opportunities on job board
Provide follow-up services to participants
Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or Counseling, or related field, commensurate experience in relevant field may be acceptable in lieu of degree.
Master's Degree in related field preferred.
Demonstrated proficient in using Microsoft Office applications or online database tracking systems.
Must have the ability to efficiently manage a large participant caseload (Active and Follow-up) in a fast pace environment.
Ability to maintain a leadership role with the participants to motivate and influence positive behaviors.
Excellent verbal and written skills
3 - 5 years of experience working with the program population, with workforce development/job placement experience strongly preferred.
1 - 2 years of experience working with re-entry population a plus.
Experience in developing new Employer relationships to work with the program population.
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.