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    Job Developer, Workforce Development Department

    Title: Job Developer, Workforce Development Department
    Reports to: Senior Program Manager
    Employment Type: Full-time
    Work Location: Miami-Dade County
    Salary Range: $43,000 - $45,000 annually (non-negotiable)

    Position Summary

    Employment Services and Job Placement are key components of Gang Alternative, Inc.’s Workforce Development Department. The Job Developer maintains responsibility for supporting participants in developing personal employment goals, improving employability skills and creating and executing career plans. The expected outcomes are consistent with increasing employability skills via improved workplace preparedness, attainment of industry-recognized credentials for in-demand occupations in Miami-Dade County, as well as reduced criminogenic risks through mentorship and navigational case management.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist in conducting outreach and in executing recruitment processes consistent with the program goals and objectives.
    • Assist in conducting participant intakes, eligibility verification, and documentation according to funder and Gang Alternative, Inc.’s guidelines.
    • Administer multiple evidence-based assessments.
    • Utilize assessment results to inform the development of the participants’ career plan which will take the form of the Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and which will include employability skills, interests, and identified career pathways.
    • Provide guidance and monitor individual participant employment and career development activities as outlined in the IDPs in order to track progress of their progress toward attainment of identified employment goals.
    • Deliver employability skills training and provide career guidance and mentorship to participants as needed.
    • Participate in outreach and recruitment activities by assisting in event coordination and attending job fairs.
    • Assist participants in assessing their job skills for positions.
    • Instruct in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation, and job retention.
    • Work with participants in preparing job search portfolios.
    • Provides job search/career information workshops and presentations.
    • Arranges for interviews.
    • Work with participants to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills or reviews other employment options.
    • Accurately track, input data, and maintain comprehensive case files (physical and electronic) for participants.
    • Conduct frequent one-on-one participant and group sessions.
    • Support the coordination and facilitation of the Employer and Industry Advisory Committee.
    • Prepares forms and reports related to work readiness activities and prepare other reports, as required, for submission to funder and other partners via Program Manager.
    • Build and maintain key relationships with participants.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Serves as an Ambassador of Gang Alternative, Inc.
    • Implement employability skills training with performance excellence and contract compliance.

     

    Qualifications and Competencies

      • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration or related degree preferred.
      • Minimum of 2 years of experience in delivering employability training.
      • Demonstrated experience in workforce development, recruiting, business development, marketing or any combination of training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties as described.
      • Demonstrated experience working with diverse, at-risk youth, including but not limited to justice-involved youth, the unemployed, and underemployed.
      • Strong leadership, organizational and analytical skills.
      • Ability to organize, plan, and manage multiple tasks.
      • Ability to manage time efficiently and meet deadlines.
      • Self-reliant, good problem solver, and results-oriented.
      • Ability to work with individuals from diverse cultural, ethnic and social groups.
      • Ability to build and maintain relationships and partnerships; maintain confidentiality, professionalism, and maturity in handling sensitive information, participant interaction, and community relations.
      • Knowledge of methods for job development, local labor market trends, and employment opportunities.
      • Knowledge of the Miami-Dade County employment sector landscape.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills
      • Ability to take a collaborative, team-oriented approach.
      • Ability to work with and engage individuals of diverse backgrounds.
      • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
      • Must possess proficiency working with Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to successfully navigate through the Internet, Excel, PowerPoint, and other applicable software.
      • Skill to communicate ideas and instructions clearly and concisely.
      • Skill to coordinate with other staff, departments, officials, agencies, organizations, and the public.
      • This position will require occasional independent travel between headquarters and training and meeting venues.  Must maintain valid Driver’s License and insurance coverage on personal vehicle at all times during employment.
      • Performing the duties of this position requires the ability to walk, sit, stand, reach, talk, hear and lift presentation materials, including equipment.

       

      Note:

      • This position may require independent travel between workstation and other sites. Consequently, the incumbent must maintain valid Driver’s License and insurance coverage on personal vehicle at all times during employment.
      • Performing the duties of this position requires the ability to walk, sit, stand, reach, talk, hear and lift presentation materials, including equipment.

       

     

    This is an outstanding opportunity to be a part of a highly-effective nonprofit program. Gang Alternative, Inc. will offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, health, 403b and vacation benefits.

    Gang Alternative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

     

    HIPAA

     

    This position shall have access to information in a personnel and client’s record only to the extent that such information is required to carry out job duties.  Any information obtained will only be used by or disclosed to those who have a need to know to ensure the provision of quality client care.  Staff and client information’s is to be held strictly confidential.

    The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work performed.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties required of personnel so classified.  Responsibilities, knowledge, skill, abilities and working conditions may be supplemented or revised at any time.

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