Virginia Field Employment Specialist
- Posted: over a month ago
Falls Church Welcome Center, Falls Church, VA, US- CASA de VAESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and maintain positive relations between CASA VA staff, Fairfax County officials, local businesses, institutions, organizations, and social service agencies to secure information on possible job opportunities.
- Develop a customer referral network through relationship-building efforts.
- Work in collaboration with the diverse institutions that operate in the area of Culmore and the County organizer.
- Establish and supervise the worker list according to procedures.
- Responsible for organizing a committee of community members.
- Lead weekly meetings with workers in Culmore to share available resources, train on Know your Rights, and to mobilize them for any CASA campaign.
- Coordinate all aspects of employment dispatching and placement for day laborers.
- Screen potential workers; ensuring candidate and employer match based on requirements set by employers.
- Evaluate workers’ vocational and learning potential through assessments that measure competencies, needs, aptitudes, and interests.
- Conduct regular follows up meetings with employers to ensure retention and to monitor customer satisfaction.
- Provide post-placement follow-up for workers to ensure career advancement.
- Process and complete written agreements, invoices, worker performance reports, incident reports, monthly statistical analysis and other necessary documentation.
- Coordinate with all CASA VA staff to enhance effective program service delivery.
- Attend and participate in staff & program meetings, retreats, and staff training activities.
- Assist in coordinating worker participation in CASA events in collaboration with other CASA departments.
- Support the development and expansion of the membership program.
- Support the annual planning process, including developing and executing individual work plans, evaluating and providing feedback on plans as the year progresses.
- Meet deadlines established by the supervisor and individual work plan.
- Bachelor’s degree in business or communications; or a minimum of two years’ experience in development/community organizing.
- Valid US Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle.
- Bilingual Spanish/English, demonstrated written and verbal skills.
- Experience working with immigrant or low-income communities.
- Ability to perform all of the duties outlined above.
- Ability to work in the field daily, including being able to handle changes in weather.
- Deep commitment to social change and to growing CASA as a membership organization in which members have decision-making authority.
- Excellent writing and speaking skills.
- Strong interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
- Knowledge of resources for information and referral in the area.
- Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel and other databases, and willingness to learn other needed computer programs.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects.
- Quick learner and possess the ability to prioritize in stressful situations.
- Excellent customer service skills, ability to handle changing situations, and handle walk-in and phone requests.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and reach for objects. The employee will frequently be required to stand, lift, carry, push and pull objects.
The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk, do repetitive motions, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch.
When it comes to physical strength, the employee will be required to perform medium work.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
ADA: CASA will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
OSHA: A Virginia Field Employment Specialist is not to handle any human body fluids, biological agents, laboratory chemicals, or be exposed to hazardous materials such as noise, asbestos, or carcinogens.
This is a union position, represented in collective bargaining by a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Communication Workers of America, Local WBNG 32035 - Communication Workers of America (CWA). If you are offered and accept this position, you will be invited to become a member of the union. All bargaining unit positions require membership or agency fee payer status.
CASA Inc. and CASA in Action do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, marital status and national origin.
This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
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