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Employment Specialist

CORE DC Washington, DC

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

CORE DC’s mission is to strengthen communities, families and individuals by developing and operating exceptional transitional/short-term supportive and affordable housing with evidence-based programming in the District of Columbia. 


The Employment Specialist in the Rapid Re-Housing program is responsible for providing home-based case management services for client placed in scattered site apartments throughout the District of Columbia. The primary goal is to assist clients who were chronically homeless in addressing barriers to maintaining permanent housing. Works within an-inter-disciplinary team to create and evaluate resident individualized case plans and provide support, information, and referral sources.


·Conduct intake and on-going vocational assessments with program participants

·Establish constructive relationships with local employers to maintain a list of employment opportunities for program participants

·Maintain and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual tracking reports on employment activities records, to include number of participants securing employments, change in income, employment contacts, status of follow up of job contacts

·Conduct required face to face contacts with clients as needed, to include completion of intake and engagement services

·Meet with program staff weekly to discuss any barriers for client to secure and/or maintain employment 

·Coordinate required face-to-face contacts with clients as needed, to include completion of engagement services

·Demonstrate empathy and flexibility in responding to participant and staff needs

·Assist participants to secure and maintain full time employment 

·Train and provide functional guidance to volunteers as needed, to work on job development and other program assignments

·Ensure that deadlines are met and that the work produced is of the highest quality

·Other duties as assigned and/or required by management or designee


·Familiar with behaviors, attitudes and issues facing homeless populations

·Knowledge of community resources, associations and organizations addressing the issues of the population

·Good written and verbal communications skills; excellent presentation skills

·Familiarity with signs and symptoms of drug and/or alcohol dependency

·Must be culturally competent and sensitive towards diverse ethnic groups, cultural groups and populations

·Experience supervising staff and volunteers


·The minimum qualifications for employment specialists are a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, or related service/science disciplines and one (1 year) of experience involving engagement with conducting appropriate connections of individuals, especially those experiencing homelessness, to employment or employment training services, conducting interview and resume preparation, or building relationships with employers for the purposes of hiring individuals.

·Knowledge of employment hiring practices, employment training resources, interviewing and resume building skills, the Continuum of Care for individuals experiencing homeless, as well as experience working with employers to secure employment for others is preferred. 

                                                                           CORE DC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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