Summary: Responsible for recruiting, certifying, orienting and assessing participants and host agencies to employ and train the older adult population in the region with the goal leading to gainful employment. Employees makes site visits, maintains records on host agencies and participants, teaches job seeking skills, develops promotional and educational materials and mediates problem resolution between participants and employers. Work involves writing the grant renewal annually, reviewing and tracking payments, preparing required grant reports, and tracking and maintaining data on program agreements. Extensive public contact in networking with varied public and private agencies to identify and develop contracts for training and job opportunities is required. Sound judgment and initiative are required in the performance of work. Public contact requires tact, diplomacy and at times firmness in dealing with difficulties generated by participants and/or employers. Work is performed in accordance with state and federal guidelines governing Title V, as well as within program standards and requirements and departmental policy.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Reviews Labor Department grant requirements for Senior Community Service Employment Program (Title V), priorities, and funding available; makes decisions on employment placements and training course for participants utilizing grant guides and judgment on progress; reviews, files and tracks program agreement payments
2. Promotes the program through varied department and community advisory board meetings and fairs/events, outreach education, presentations and other strategies, creates press releases, displays, brochures, newsletters and other written.
3. Recruits participants for the Title V job placement program, obtains required data on each person; determines and certifies eligibility.
4. Assesses participants; coaches participants to determine needs, strengths, and barriers; assists/guides in developing individual Employment Plans, (training and job search plan), including potential training courses to support training such as computer training.
5. Recruits Host Agencies, non-profit and governmental agencies, for job placement involving subsidized and unsubsidized employment for participants; explains program guidelines and negotiated contract including setting fee and seeking in-kind contributions.
6. Holds annual meeting of host agencies; discusses program changes, etc.; may brainstorm ways to handle more placements, improve services.
7. Assists participants in seeking and working out job placements; refers to host agencies; contacts agencies to discuss and identify work to fit unique abilities, interests and skills of participant; negotiates and rotates placements to best fit each participant.
8. Conducts quarterly participant meetings, provides on-going training relating to job seeking skills; provides information and refers participants to fairs and other events being offered by various community agencies and organizations around older adult issues.
9. Networks with and refers participants to American Job Centers (One Stop), host agency employers and training providers.
10. Provides follow-up assistance and evaluation to host agencies, mediates situations between participant and employer, makes site visits where participants placed to evaluate rules and regulations; writes and maintains reports.
11. Monitors participants’ progress; contacts participants to review their plans and progress; coaches on job keeping skills; and updates files and draft reports.
12. Assists participants in navigating and accessing other community and government agency services to address varied needs that may interfere with employment and training.
13. Networks with media representatives, aging service providers, service organizations, educational institutions and others to promote awareness of the AAA, aging services and the needs of the aging population.
14. Prepares and submits quarterly Title V reports.
15. Manages program database on all participants; enters and updates data assuring current.
16. Participates in local, state, and national meetings and educational programs related to aging needs and services
17. Performs related duties as assigned.
Education / Experience:
· BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social work or a related field or related course study. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
· Knowledge of the Older Americans Act and amendments and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
· Experience working with the SCSEP on a state or national level.
· Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local regulations affecting employment and training practices.
· Knowledge of social services, counseling, career planning, and/or placement, community agency practices or related field.
· Knowledge of, or ability to learn and use SPARQ and other automated reporting systems.
· Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint).
· Excellent oral and written communications skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
· Willingness to work flexible hours.
· Extensive travel required. Must possess and provide a valid Driver's License and Automobile Liability Insurance as required by the state. Must have access to reliable transportation.
· Salesforce experience preferred.
Part time position, maximum of 28 hrs per week.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $25.00 per hour
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Case management: 3 years (Required)
- Social work: 2 years (Required)
- Driver's License (Required)
Willingness to travel:
Work Location: In person