Under direct supervision, the Manager of Integrated Community Employment coordinates and plans the delivery of employment services. The manager will concentrate on recruitment and placement issues for assigned programs, review and supervise all cases and assist clients and staff in locating appropriate work experiences and employment opportunities for clients.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops and recommends plans for programmatic services and staffing patterns. Interviews, hires, trains and establishes performance expectations for staff.
Assists with the development and implementation of marketing plans to expand employer contacts and client recruitment. Coordinates with other appropriate staff.
Ensures all programs meet contractual requirements. Reviews effectiveness of services and efficiency of service delivery; makes recommendations for improvement.
Ensures staff meets billing procedures, reports and deadlines. Compiles data and completes monthly and quarterly required reports. Ensures timely completion of data collection, submission of reports to funding bodies, and program evaluation reports.
Works with funder to monitor data inputted into the funder database systems and file maintenance requirements. Attends all required meetings.
Researches, markets to, and firmly establishing referral sources for all programs.
Provides supervision to staff regarding case management of clients and progress toward the achievement of his/her employment goals.
Implements Agency policy and procedure according to legal, professional, accreditation and funding bodies’ requirements. Designs, revises and monitors methods and procedures according to program requirements. Monitors consumer case records.
Represents JCFS to outside professional, lay and government groups. Participates in appropriate professional, civic and community associations. Maintains liaison with other JCFS departments and services.
Evaluates staff performance on a consistent basis with documentation as required.
Collaborates with other JCFS staff and braids funding streams to maximize services to meet client’s needs.
Carries out responsibilities in accordance with professional standards. Works cooperatively with co-workers and maintains congenial relationships with Agency employees, clients/consumers, and outside representatives. Where appropriate, demonstrates empathy and concern in client/consumer interaction. Complies with all appropriate Agency policies and procedures.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Agency’s policies and applicable laws.
Interviews, hires, and trains employees; plans, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance on a timely basis; rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems.
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in appropriate behavioral science from four-year college or university.
One to three years supervisory experience preferred.
Access to a reliable vehicle required.
Knowledge of the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services, Workforce Investment Opportunity Act and program requirements including the Career Connect and Illinois workNet system desired.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; and to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, consumers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume, and to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusion; interpret technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Jewish Child & Family Services provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year, facing challenges with life transitions, mental health, developmental/intellectual disability and basic human need.