Posted 2 weeks ago

Workforce Solutions Specialist

Company: Easterseals
Category: Nonprofit, Social Work


Type: Full Time

Easterseals is seeking to fill two entry level Workforce Solutions Specialists for their Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) to assist participants in conjunction with partnering agencies adhering to Easterseals and the Department of Labor guidelines helping the disabled population connect to employment opportunities.

  • Market, recruit and promote to potential employers the benefits and employment supportive services provided by Easterseals including addressing employee’s special needs.
  • Utilize social media, websites, employment agencies, and research to identify potential participants.
  • Comfortable with maintaining a minimum of 25 business contacts, job placements and training agencies.
  • Maintain and publish a job resource bank; ensure employment referrals based on participant qualifications.
  • Oversee intensive marketing and job development activities to secure placements, including informational interviews, cold calling, letters, presentations, business networking, etc.
  • Facilitate individual placements, following up on job leads, developing job search plans and accompanying participants to interviews when necessary.
  • Provide thorough follow up contacting employers upon placement to ensure job satisfaction.
  • Troubleshoot employment barriers for participants including legal background issues to employment.
  • Attend Job Fairs and employment networking coalitions (e.g., WIOA, Chicago Jobs Council).
  • Regularly meet with clients to discuss progress and challenges to achieve employment goals.
  • Ensure case notes and data on all employers and participants after placement for retention purposes.
  • Maintain client files consisting of appropriate training and employment documentation.
  • Other duties may be assigned to ensure smooth operations.