Employment Coach, ACHIEVEability

Posted by ACHIEVEability on February 9, 2015

Employment Coach

Do you have a knack for helping people discern their gifts and talents? Are you knowledgeable about jobs, careers, HR departments and the Philadelphia job market? Do networking and making connections come natural to you? Will you find it fun and fulfilling to play matchmaker between jobs and potential employees? Then, join ACHIEVEability as an Employment Coach!

At ACHIEVEability, participants are pursuing college degrees to achieve long-term, sustainable self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. Our participants are required to work to maintain their expenses and to gain experience for their future careers. We are an award-winning organization with a comprehensive array of services to help families succeed and help neighborhoods thrive.

Responsibilities include the following:
• Provide services to all unemployed and underemployed participants
• Network and build relationships with employers to provide direct connection links to employment
• Establish partnerships with other career-focused non –profit organizations
• Develop a jobs database with available positions, position requirements and responsibilities and contacts for placement
• Provide supportive services around job searches and career development:
o Assist with career interest and aptitude tests, vocational assessments and employment assessments
o Develop and follow through on participant employment plans
o Assist participants with their training needs (resume writing, interviewing skills, self-presentation, the job search process, employment skills, employee rights and responsibilities, understanding benefits and compensation) — via one-on-one consultations and/or group workshops
o Organize and facilitate job readiness programming
o Motivate, plan, educate and follow up with participants regarding job retention and career advancement
o Collaborate with other members of the self-sufficiency department to ensure integration of plans, services and evaluation
o Collect and document data using the participant database and other tools and forms
• Participate in developing and enhancing the organization’s employment services strategy, program and activities

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – writing, speaking, presentation
• Excellent customer service skills
• Experience preferred.
• Professional appearance and behavior
• Skills in Microsoft Office, Publisher and Internet
• Ability to be respectful and interact with people from all walks of life
• Strong sense of responsibility, initiative and follow through
• Ability to successfully pass background checks (criminal – FBI and PA, child abuse, drug test, driving record, college transcripts and diploma)
• Valid driver’s license
• Registered vehicle available for use at work and auto insurance
• Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends
• Comfortable working in West Philadelphia

Interested applicants should forward resume to:
Name: Cathy Avery
Position: Human Resources Manager
Phone: 215-557-8414 x 3254
E-Mail Address: CAvery@missionfirsthousing.org

For the subject line of your e-mail, please indicate: Employment Coach – FirstName LastName

In your cover letter, please include your responses to the following questions:
(1) your interest in the Employment Coach position and the reason for your interest
(2) how you heard about this position (if website, identify website)
(3) what you think are the three key ingredients for helping persons from disadvantaged backgrounds to find and keep jobs
(4) your salary requirement
(5) names and contact information of 3 professional references

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