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Job Developer Oakland

Oakland, United States

Position Title

Job Developer

Job Type

Full-Time

Classification

Non-Exempt

Grade

NE11 (23.33 - 32.67)

Department

TANF Sites

Supervisor

Position Summary

In accordance with the four purposes of TANF, and under direct supervision, the Job Developer is responsible for developing job opportunities with local businesses and organizations in a specific service delivery area. Assists participants identify and successfully compete for employment opportunities. Provides job seeking skills, subsidized and full-time employment opportunities for program participants. Provides ongoing support for participants. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate’s Degree in business, public administration, social services or related field and two years’ experience in job development, career counseling, or coordinating employment and job search activities; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must possess a valid California or Nevada driver’s license at time of employment.

  • Must be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Actively and regularly participates in case staffing meetings with Washoe Native TANF Program (WNTP) Case Managers and Site Managers. Provides services to at least 90% of the caseload in their service area.

  • Contacts employers, government agencies, and community based organizations to discuss availability of job openings. Works with WNTP Case Managers to match participants with available jobs.

  • Connects with employers to develop subsidized wage jobs such as on-the-job training (OJT) contracts and WEX positions with the Washoe Tribe. Assesses clients referred by WNTP Case Managers to determine skills, abilities and job goals using tools such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory and/or the Strong Interest Inventory.

  • Arranges transportation and, as needed, transports clients to interviews, job fairs, and other employment opportunities.

  • Follows-up monthly during job placement activities to ensure employer satisfaction with the job performance of clients.

  • Negotiates, administers, and monitors OJT contracts with employers.

  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts employer outreach and business events.

  • Arranges job readiness activities including workshops, classes, presentations and other collaborative efforts.

  • Attends meetings and performs community liaison work to support and coordinate job placement activities and services. Occasionally, meetings may be held in the evenings or activities may occur on weekends.

  • Assists WNTP Case Managers in helping participants with job placement help and tactics, including resume writing, interviewing skills, completion of job applications, job seeking and job placement.

  • Communicates with clients regarding available resources for job training.

  • Assists Case Manager with monitoring clients’ attendance and program participation in order to provide encouragement and corrective measures when needed.

  • Responsible for entering site specific client and project data into client case files and electronic database.

  • Submit weekly reports of activities with clients and workshop sign-in sheets to their supervisor as well as monthly summary reports as directed.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Associate’s Degree in business, public administration, social services or related field and two years’ experience in job development, career counseling, or coordinating employment and job search activities; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must possess a valid California or Nevada driver’s license at time of employment.

  • Must be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to stand; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is required to operate a motor vehicle.

Work Environment
  • Work is performed both in the community at-large and in an office setting with a moderate noise level.