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Workforce Specialist - Temporary Grant Funded with Benefits

Company: Arapahoe County
Location: Littleton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description

The Workforce Specialist is responsible for providing quality services to job seeking customers enrolled in program(s) at Arapahoe/Douglas Works! This includes creating, developing and implementing employment plans with customers and ensuring the customer is in compliance with the program(s).

NOTE:

  • This is a grant-funded position; therefore, the role and job duties are subject to grant funding availability and grant guidelines.

Duties

The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

DUTIES:

  • Manage and maintain customer caseload in conjunction with other team members based upon program demand, including accurately tracking of activities, services and expenses.
  • Develop, create and facilitate program orientation, job readiness workshops and support groups.
  • Provide one-on-one assessments to assess for barriers to employment.
  • Provision of job coaching as it pertains to work history, education and interest, as well as job search navigation and counseling on labor market information.
  • Regularly meets with customers to track and follow-up on progress.
  • Maintains knowledge of all applicable Federal, State, and agency rules, regulations, policies, and guidelines.
  • Ensures all services and activities are in compliance with all associated policies, regulations, and processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Initiative - must accurately identify internal and external customer needs. Maintains high level of productivity and self-direction.
  • Knowledge/Technical Skills - must have adequate keyboarding, spelling/grammar and intermediate computer literacy. Will develop proficiency in use of office and program specific software. Must be proficient in laws, regulations and policies governing program(s). Must have working knowledge of career assessments, guidance, and job search methods.
  • Planning and Organizing - must have proficient calendaring, time management and prioritization skills.
  • Communication - Demonstrate effective oral and written communication. Must be able to respond within one-business day to all voice mails and e-mails received.
  • Judgement/Decision Making - Must make decisions congruent with program and agency goals, laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines.
  • Interpersonal Communication - Communicates with all internal and external customers with professionalism, accountability, and integrity.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Accountability
  • Accessibility
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity

Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Human Services or related field.

OR

  • Associates Degree or two year certificate AND two (2) years of experience working with economically, culturally, or socially disadvantaged clients in the context of job counseling, vocational education, vocational or pre-employment assessment, workforce development, vocational rehabilitation or related field.

OR

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalentAND four (4) years of experience working with economically, culturally, or socially disadvantaged clients in the context of job counseling, vocational education, vocational or pre-employment assessment, workforce development, vocational rehabilitation or related field.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must successfully pass pre-employment testing which includes an acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR) and background check.

Supplemental Information

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work is generally confined to a standard office environment.
  • Office locations may vary based on business need.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.

  • Spends 50% of the time sitting and 50% of the time either standing or walking.
  • Occasionally lifts, carries, pulls or pushes up to 20 lbs.
  • Uses cart, dolly, or other equipment to carry in excess of 25 lbs.
  • Occasionally climbs, stoops, kneels, balances, reaches, crawls and crouches while performing office or work duties.
  • Verbal and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as telephones, radios, and similar; and in public meetings and personal interactions.
  • Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of automated office machinery or equipment.
  • Visual capacity enabling constant use of computer or other work related equipment.

Definitions:

Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.

Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.

Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (i.e. uploading or attaching documents to your online application), call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627. Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application, first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt uploading (attaching) it.

Keywords: Arapahoe County, Littleton , Workforce Specialist - Temporary Grant Funded with Benefits, Other , Littleton, Colorado

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