What it means to work at Fedcap
The Fedcap Group is a family of companies that provides programs and services that changes the lives of persons with barriers. We help individuals move toward independence as valued members of their communities and in the workplace. Fedcap was one of the first vocational rehabilitation programs for the physically disabled in the United States and has broadened its services to address many more people who are marginalized. An organization started in 1935 by three World War I veterans who came home from war and could not find work because of their injuries, has become a vibrant organization where the opportunities are endless. Fedcap employees take pride in their work and enrich the lives of others. We are each a part of a team that makes a difference every day and provides the “Power of Possible.”
Fedcap’s Breaking the Cycle program has had a remarkable impact on needy families in the State of Maine.
Purpose of the Position:
The Employment Specialist provides exceptional employment-driven case management services for specific targeted populations of individuals receiving TANF (Transitional Assistance for Needy Families). Caseload may include two-parent families, individuals with disabilities or medical conditions, individuals enrolled in higher education and others.
Central Responsibilities: Orientation, Intake and Assessment, Career Counseling, Outreach and Follow Up, Relationship builder, Coordinator and Troubleshooter
Conduct comprehensive evaluations of an individuals' employability, ensuring individuals served are fully informed of their TANF and BTC program requirements, developing extensive Family Contract Amendments (FCAs) which outline an individual's short-term and long-term employment goals as well as their commitment to their participation requirements.
Ensure participants have needed support services (child care, transportation and others) and coordinating the delivery of Job Readiness, Work Experience Programs (WEPs) and Job Development services with other BTC team members.
Actively engages with external service providers to ensure seamless service and coordination and delivery (Medical, Behavioral Heath, Educational providers and others)
- Technology savvy with experience in case management systems
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills (writing sample required)
- Flexible and solution oriented
- Bachelor's degree in vocational rehabilitation or special education, social work, psychology or related field. Applicable work experience may be considered in lieu of BA.
- Master's degree + CRC preferred
- A minimum of three years of experience in providing case management for individuals with barriers
- Knowledge of state and federal TANF program guideline
Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to Diversity, M/F/D/V.