Job Development Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Community Solutions for Clackamas County’s Working for Independence program
position summary:

• Develop job opportunities, which includes customized job carving with area businesses for clients with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) • Provide clients with ongoing work based vocational assessment and job search using the Evidence-Based Supported Employment Model Fidelity Scale • Develop and maintain business and agency relationships as it pertains to the unique needs of clients with SPMI • Educate employers and job based supervisors on communicating and supervising clients with SPMI • Research and assess labor market trends as they relate to specialized populations • Stay current on Supported Employment initiatives, rules, regulations, and best practices • Daily use of a variety of computer software programs • Write resumes and provide interview practice for clients • Frequent fee for service billing for client services • Frequent client progress narration and report writing • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with area employers • Carry a job development caseload of approximately 20 clients

To apply, email or fax your resume and cover letter stating what makes you an outstanding candidate for this position to: Bruce Mack, WFI Program Manager, at [email protected] or fax to Community Solutions for Clackamas County, attention Bruce Mack 503 655-8841. Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 30. Must pass a criminal background check, County driving policy check, and a pre-employment offer drug screen Clackamas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are seeking a diversity of qualified applicants to contribute to excellent public service. Our mission is to ensure high quality public service is provided to citizens so they can enjoy livable, healthy, safe, and sustainable communities. In addition to providing great benefits, Clackamas County offers a wellness program and a commitment to sustainability. Learn more about our benefits, programs, and workplace on line.

Salary / Pay Rate:Starting pay $19.29 per hour
Required Skills and Abilities:1. Training, knowledge and application of local, state and federal laws and regulations applicable to employment and training programs, with weighted knowledge of the Evidenced-Based Supported Employment program fidelity scale; job search strategies and employer interviewing techniques 2. Skill to apply principles and techniques of career counseling and case management methods with specific knowledge of adults who have a severe and persistent mental illness 3. Skill in developing individual service plans with client input 4. Demonstrated skill in cold calling on local area businesses and fostering ongoing business relationships 5. Skill in providing follow up with clients and employers after placement to facilitate job retention 6. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills 7. Recent job development/placement/retention experience with adults managing mental illness 8. Proven ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team 9. Present professional, business friendly image 10. Ability to successfully work in a service partner location part of the week 11. Must be able to communicate effectively and positively with clients, parents, service partners, co-workers, management and employers 12. Skill and ability to work as part of a cohesive team 13. Must possess high level of skill in interpersonal, cultural and workplace communication, negotiation and conflict resolution
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer