Downtown Streets Team is ending homelessness by enabling un-housed people to restore their dignity and rebuild their lives. Team members prepare for permanent employment and housing by participating on work teams that serve their local communities.
Downtown Streets Team is seeking a full-time Employment Specialist for our Marin County Teams. The position will report directly to the Project Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties and responsibilities reflect management’s assessment of essential functions for the Employment Specialist position. These do not restrict the tasks that may be assigned, and management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
- Assist Team Members in the creation of resumes and other job search collateral.
- Network with businesses and other community organizations to increase and improve employment prospects for Team Members.
- Develop Employment Development programs to enhance Downtown Streets Team’s offerings.
- Collaborate with community volunteers to support employment goals.
- Do whatever it takes to motivate and create opportunities for Team Members toward their employment goals.
- Find creative ways to increase job opportunities.
- Market Downtown Streets Team to the community.
- Develop long-term career goals for Team Members and track progress.
- Teach a Job Search Skills class.
- Help develop additional workshops to enhance empowerment and soft skills through community partnerships.
- Work with Case Management staff to overcome barriers to employment.
- In partnership with fellow staff, contribute toward the successful job placement of homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
- Help ensure that Team Members have long-term success by targeting a high retention rate (jobs held for at least 90 days).
- Develop new relationships with employers.
- Assist with employer focused events and marketing efforts.
- Assist staff in conducting street outreach.
- A passion for working with vulnerable populations.
- A bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or applicable field and/or two years relevant experience.
- Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.
- Basic competence in duties and tasks of supervised employees.
- Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific method.
- Ability to work with all levels of management and follow the chain of command.
- Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
- Ability to operate with minimal supervision; self-starter.
- Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
- Takes initiative and seeks self-improvement and professional development.
- Proven leadership and business acumen skills.
- Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate others.
- Commitment to excellence and high standards.
- Excellent listening comprehension, written and verbal communication.
- Proficient in Microsoft programs.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:
With or without reasonable accommodation(s), the essential functions of this position requires certain physical and mental abilities. These abilities include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting (up to 25 lbs.), typing, writing (in English), reading (English), speaking (English), seeing, hearing, driving, basic mathematical calculations, problem solving, reasoning, composition, and decision-making.
Moderate noise associated with an open office work environment.
Significant local travel to monitor the team, attend meetings, etc.
Salaried, Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, dependent flexible spending available, gym membership, optional 401K plan after 12 months, company paid life, and PTO.