DuPagePads is currently seeking qualified candidates to join our team as an Employment Specialist/Job Developer. This position is responsible for preparing program participants to seek, obtain, and retain employment. This position is also responsible for networking with area businesses and industries to identify appropriate job opportunities, job development and placement strategies for individuals who are homeless; facilitating curricula to provide ongoing support services; and serving as a liaison between the program and the job site.
The successful candidate will operate within the DuPagePads Core Values, which supports providing care in accordance with the Trauma Informed Policy and Practices of the Agency. Duties include assisting with the screening, application, and assessment process for prospective workforce participants; ensuring the participants are fully committed to invest the time and apply the proper priority to program participation; establishing career goals in collaboration with participants and their respective case manager; providing and facilitating employment workshops and training for job readiness and job retention; networking with area business and associations to identify and advocate for appropriate job opportunities for program participants; developing partnerships with businesses, industries, government and employment agencies to secure appropriate employment opportunities; and, cultivating strong relationships with employers and program participants, identifying specific needs and skills required by specific employers and matching to proven talents, abilities, goals and experience of program participants.
DuPagePads is committed to ending homelessness in DuPage County. Our solution to ending homelessness is housing coupled with supportive services and employment. Be part of the Solution.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Services, or related work experience in related field; minimum 2 years’ experience in job development or employment readiness.
Flexible hours required; excellent engagement skills; and, provide own transportation.
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com, listing “Employment Specialist” in the subject line.