PPEP is a progressive employer that offers numerous benefits and competitive wages. So come join our awesome team in the Employment and Training Division where we make a difference and impact people lives through positive employment and training opportunities.
This Workforce Development Specialist responsible for providing comprehensive case management services, to include job and career counseling/development, to eligible qualified Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA ) Title 1 individuals under DOL National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP). Services include assessment, counseling, career development, training referrals, support services, job referral, job placement, and business/employer development activities. Maintains records on all case management activities in the appropriate data bases, provides job placement follow up and provides or refers to post-employment supportive services. Workforce Specialists are responsible to outreach and recruit potential participants and meet enrollment, placement and other common measure dictated by the grant. Obtain and analyze data related to local labor market and employment trends; identifies job sectors and develop jobs in high demand and high growth areas within the community. Monitors job placement progress, maintains required documentation and provides monthly follow-up and retention services in order to meet all common performance measures stated by funding source.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs outreach and recruitment activities in support of the program, as required.
- Schedule and conduct participant interviews to determine initial program eligibility.
- Once determined eligible, determine service needs, beginning with core services and barrier identification.
- For training services, objectively assess clients’ entire situation and needs through in-depth interviewing;
- Advise clients regarding available community resources; provides career counseling, assists the participant in determining realistic employment goals.
- Conducts job-readiness assessment or coordinates such workshops with partner agencies. Develops with the participation of the client, an Individual Employment Plan, including goal development and timelines for acquiring skills through education or training and specific actions steps leading to self-sufficiency
- Develops Work Experience (WEX), On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities if appropriate. Design contracts for such activities with the participant and the employer, identifying skills needed and training to be provided.
- Provides follow-up assistance while a participant is in any type of training program or on a newly acquired job, to assure retention and/or successful completion.
- Mediates between employer and participant/employee, as needed.
- Counsels participant/employee on retention and career advancement techniques.
- Participates in urban and rural job fairs in order to recruit potential employers, assist participants in learning about potential careers and employment opportunities, as well as contacting employers.
- Markets the NFJP and WIOA programs and benefits to potential partners and employers,
- Obtains job leads, and shares employment opportunities with clients, co-workers and partners.
- Assists employers in developing job descriptions and recruits, screens and refers appropriate potential employees, who are program participants.
- Coordinates with One Stop Career Centers, DES Job Services and other related service providers.
- Conducts technical training workshops for community agencies and employers
- Refer Adults, Dislocated Workers, In-School and Out of School Youth who meet One Stop eligibility requirements for available funding to One Stop services and programs for co-enrollment activities.
- If participants are referred by the One Stop, review the intake and supporting documentation of a participant referred to understand the basis for eligibility.
- Maintain a client log of all participants served during the year, and submit the client log monthly
- Assists clients in solving such problems as credit, housing, transportation, child care, health care legal assistance and other barriers to self-sufficiency.
- Follow up with each participant on case load monthly to determine progress toward goals and the reduction of barriers and document outcomes.
- Prepares and reviews reports required by supervisor and funding sources.
- Enter into required database any significant participant activities such as enrollment in a workshop, training, support services, exit, and follow-up contacts within 24 hours of activity’s occurrence.
- Refer participants to job openings with emphasis in the demand industries as defined by the local Workforce Investment Board’s Planning Committee.
- Assess job referral success within 24 hours, obtain placement information and enter into required database and continue monthly or quarterly follow-up as necessary for one year on participants after they exit the program
- Maintain participant case files, to include: documentation of services provided, outcomes, educational scores, certificates, OJT and Work Experience contracts, timesheets, documented contacts with participant and employers, and an employment plan developed in conjunction with participant and signed by participant and Workforce Development Specialist
- Other duties as assigned.
- Associate’s degree or higher in Social Services, or related field requiring case management.
- Two (2) years prior work experience in case management, job and career development, employer and business development, and outreach and recruitment/program marketing.
- Valid Arizona driver’s license and clearance/approval from corporate auto insurer.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish).
- Any combination of work experience, education, or professional training, in which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Social Service work or related field.
- Three (3) years prior work experience in case management, career development, job placement and job and business development.
- Must be able to see/read a computer monitor screen.
- Must be able to lift and carry ten (15) pounds.
- Must be able to drive a car and travel as required.
PPEP INC. IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLED
MUST APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.PPEPHIRING.COM
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
- Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
- Waiting period may apply
- Only full-time employees eligible
- Remote interview process
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Virtual meetings
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place