Employment Readiness Specialist - The Relatives - Charlotte, NC

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Establish relationships and employment agreements with employers in the community in order to develop employment sites for young adults. This may include presentations to potential employers and participating local community service organizations.

Facilitate intern opportunities, job shadowing, paid work experiences, and employment readiness education for program participants.

Conduct required assessments to determine employment readiness, employment interests, and current and ongoing skill proficiency.  

Assist young adults to create a portfolio i.e.; resume, cover letter, a list of references, copies of vital documents such as birth certificate, social security card, etc.

ERS will follow-up with placed clients and employers to ensure retention and to encourage new opportunities with employers.

Assess educational needs and interests, and facilitate the development and attainment of educational goals.

Maintain accurate and up to date case documentation including performance reporting and analysis.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's Degree in human services field plus a minimum of two years related work experience required.

Familiarity in MS Office applications required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear and taste and smell.  The employee frequently is required to climb or balance.  The employee must frequently move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.