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Employment Specialist

Company: Cocoon House
Location: Everett
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Description:
Cocoon House's Sno-Co Connect program assists youth and young adults ages 14-24 program serves many youths with multiple barriers to success in the labor force, youth who are low income and need additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program and to secure and retain employment. The Employment Specialist will work one-on-one with participants throughout their enrollment process, helping to identify and connect youth to employment, education, and training opportunities that will pathways that lead to self-sufficiency. Our Employment Specialist....Will maintain a caseload as determined by the Director, ensuring services are provided to qualifying applicants and all programmatic requirements are met and documented through timely, detailed case notes Engage in extensive mobile outreach and case management throughout Snohomish County to find and engage eligible youth.Utilize motivational interviewing, Positive Youth Development, and Trauma Informed best practices to engage and motivate youth and young adults.Provide tailored employment services to participants including employment counseling, employment preparation and training such as, resume and interview skills, and support in placement in training programs or jobs.Assist youth in Identifying employment and/or training goals, develop and monitor service plans, and develop recommendations for continuous engagement.Provide comprehensive employability assessment for all Employment & Training (E&T) referrals and collaborate with partners to ensure the handoff is successful.Maintains complete, accurate and timely case notes in ETO database and other needed paperwork.Maintain ongoing coordination and communication with Family Support Coaches and partners regarding delivery of each participates employment, training, and education services. Monitor participant goals and objectives, and revise as appropriate.Ensure all monthly and annual goals are on track for completion, notifying the Program Manager of any potential issues in meeting these measurable outcomes. Maintain program tracking system files.Support Program Manager in grant management including tracking and reporting Prepare related documents and reports.Participate in program development.Refer and collaborate with area Education, Employment & Training agencies.Build relationships and maintain positive relationships internally and externally to meet the needs of our participants. Benefits:Medical, Dental, and Vision health options with employer contribution403(b) retirement plan21 days of PTO accrued in first year10 agency-recognized holidaysPaid training & testing: CPR/first aid, food handler's permit, blood borne pathogens, abuse awareness, TB testing, and additional in-depth practical trainingPay: $22Cocoon House will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified persons with disabilities upon request.Candidates with lived experience, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ are strongly encouraged to apply!

Requirements:
Preferred:Bilingual English/Spanish/Ukrainian/Russian skillsKnowledge of adolescent developmentGeneral:Must be 21 years of age or olderHigh school diploma or GEDDemonstrable knowledge and professional experience with the employment and education fieldsExperience working with young adults experiencing homelessnessDSHS background clearanceAcceptable driver's abstract with no more than 2 violations within last 3 yearsPossess a valid driver's license, insurance, and reliable transportationProof of COVID-19 vaccination(s)Physical:Ability to perform range of physical motions, exerting up to 50 poundsLifting and carrying up to 50 poundsStanding, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stoopingRunning for brief periods of timeGo up and down stairsPI202058522

Keywords: Cocoon House, Everett , Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Everett, Washington

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