Mobile Employment Coordinator
Job Details
Experienced
San Pedro Street - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$19.23 - $21.50 Hourly
Road Warrior
Day
Nonprofit - Social Services
Description

Summary

The Downtown Women's Center (DWC) seeks a full-time Mobile Employment Coordinator with a proven history of high quality employment services provision, to provide culturally responsive services to women experiencing Homelessness. The Mobile Employment Coordinator will support DWC's general workforce development programming, both onsite and in the community, provide individual employment navigation services, conduct employer engagement, deliver DWC's Career Series onsite and in the community, and support the programs and women of Project 100. The Project 100 program is dedicated to implementing the recommendations of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness and the Ad- Hoc Committee on Women Experiencing Homelessness, and is designed to quickly and permanently house the most vulnerable women of Skid Row. The Mobile Employment Coordinator plays a key role in helping participants achieve their educational and employment goals and supports them with job readiness, searches, and placement. The Mobile Employment Coordinator establishes and maintains working relationships with employers, industry organizations, and public agencies to source job openings and secure employment and vocational training opportunities for clients. The Mobile Employment Coordinator evaluates an individual's background, skills, and interests and matches to potential job openings or training programs, as well as coaches and prepares candidates for interviews and entry into the workforce. This position will provide individualized support to clients seeking employment and work closely with all program teams to provide a continuum of support. This position reports directly to the Workforce Development Director. This individual will locate prospective employers through networking, telemarketing and/or cold calls. This individual will be responsible for employer engagement and job development, working closely with department Employment Coordinators to fill open job opportunities.

Essential Functions

  • Provide culturally responsive employment services
  • Locate prospective employers through networking, telemarketing and/or cold calling, set appointments and coordinate tours for participants, referral agencies, and prospective employers
  • Assist participants with employment applications and working to complete a resume, and provides ongoing assistance to participants in their job search and development of job-related skills.
  • Provide in-house and field-based services to best accommodate individuals living throughout Los Angeles
  • Coordinate DWC's workforce development programming through recruitment of participants, conducting orientations, program scheduling, and coordinating a continuum of support across the agency to assist with employment and education obtainment
  • Conduct 1-on-1 job readiness activities with clients, including resume building, practice interviews, job applications, computer tutorials, cover letters, reference lists, and job search guidance
  • Conduct career readiness series to prepare individuals for employment.
  • Support women in their goals related to professional development opportunities, vocational education programming
  • Support learning center, and volunteer and peer leader coordination
  • Provide retention services and event coordination
  • Facilitate Job Preparation classes and other seminars on an as-needed basis
  • Maintain up-to-date referrals resources for clients to facilitate employment search
  • Provides employment resources to program staff and participants.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of activities, case management notes, and services provided to each client
  • Participate in individual and group supervision, and participate in meetings and trainings
  • Conduct data collection, provide regular written reports, and assist with program assessments and ongoing program improvements
  • Build appropriate rapport with internal and external partners (case management, volunteers, and donors).
  • Have a good general understanding of all programs offered and know the appropriate staff for referrals.
  • Review job applications and employment orders to match applicants to employment opportunities.
  • Develop transitional and permanent job opportunities by wage subsidies through employers for lasting placement opportunities.
  • Provide field based services and provide client transportation as needed to ensure women are linked to employment in the community
  • Other duties as assigned to support the mission of the organization

 

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Experience as an Employment Specialist, Job Developer, Business service Representative
  • Lived experience a plus

Required Knowledge/Skills/Position Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the complex barriers surrounding women's homelessness and unemployment
  • Experience working with issues of homelessness, trauma, and mental health preferred
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ability to build relationships with women, coworkers, and community partners from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, implement plans, and meet deadlines
  • Active listening and problem-solving skills, a solution-oriented attitude, and good judgment
  • Experience serving as a mentor or program counselor
  • Knowledge of culturally responsible interventions

Competencies

  • Creativity
  • Flexibility
  • Empathy
  • Experience with employment coordination
  • Attention to detail
  • Relationship building skills
  • Public speaking

Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

  • This position works part of the time in a professional office environment on Skid Row, but is also a traveling position, assisting clients off-site, at their homes and or off-site locations.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

 

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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Mondays-Fridays 8:30am 5:00pm, with the flexibility to adjust schedule to work other dates and times as needed.

Travel

This is a traveling position, assisting clients off site, at their homes and or off site locations, and requires access to personal transportation.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Downtown Womens Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, genetic information, national origin and ancestry, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, pregnancy, military and veteran status or medical condition. In addition to federal law requirements, Downtown Women's Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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