||Employment & Education Specialist
||Regular, Full-Time, 40 hours per week
The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria’s Tribal TANF Program of Sonoma and Marin Counties serves eligible Indian families with temporary cash assistance and prevention services. The Program provides parent or caretaker participants with educational advancement opportunities, career exploration, vocational training, small business development, job preparation, case coordination and supportive services. All program services are designed to enable families to become self-sufficient with particular attention being paid to culturally relevant services and preservation of Indian families.
This position will assist in the development of prevention service programs which further the purposes of the TANF plan, and prevent the dependence of families on government benefits by promoting employment and intact two parent Indian families. The Employment & Education Specialist will contribute to program development and assist in the expansion of prevention services. This will include designing programs that support coordination of services among the TANF Service Units to serve both cash assistance and non-cash assistance families. The incumbent will work with staff to develop and administer vocational training programs, internship programs, small business development programs, career development programs, and aid in the development of workforce certificate programs. This position will work with the Employment and Education Case Coordinators to develop workshops and in house trainings that advance the skills of the clients towards their career goals. The Employment and Education Specialist will collaborate with TANF staff to develop plans for youth and adults who are interested in furthering their future through education and career goals.
This position requires an individual who can demonstrate a high level of ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, develop career based programs, and an ability to meet deadlines while providing direct services to clientele. Good interpersonal skills, excellent communication and an ability to work well with both individuals and businesses in the community are required. Teamwork and understanding of clients needs are very important in helping match the job and training with the TANF client.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and as other duties are assigned:
The Employment & Education Specialist, under the direction of the TANF Director, will:
- Design programs that will further assist clients in the removal of barriers toward gainful employment.
- Develop a mechanism to track assessments of clients which will provide measurable data on the effectiveness of the program services, as well as the individual progress of clients.
- Analyze local workforce trends and forecast future employment sector availability.
- Provide direct employment services, including contacting employers to build connections for, but not limited to, internships, on the job trainings, and apprentice programs.
- Provide education and career service programs for clients with the objective of identifying suitable job placement, and an avenue to access the skills necessary to obtain said jobs.
- The incumbent will also market, develop, provide outreach, and cultivate job openings with hiring managers, human resources personnel, and business owners for
- Provide pre placement services to clients in an individual or group setting that includes information of job preparation, emphasis will be placed on self esteem and the reality of the job search and employer expectations.
- Develop guidance for clients who choose to develop their own business.
- Assist clients with financial management through workshops and individual coaching.
- Provide post placement services to clients to maximize job retention, including employer check in, client reviews, monitoring of client’s job performance and continual coaching.
- Maintain case documentation per program policy and procedure.
- Participate in staff meetings and case collaboration meetings, to include but not limited to the service team strategy.
- Responsible for coaching around resumes reports, cover letters, and data entry of program activities in the TANF database.
- Prepare billings, purchase requisitions accurately and in a timely manner. Prepare written reports to Deputy Director and Tribal Council as needed.
- Work with Career Counselor, Education and Employment Case Coordinators in an ongoing effort to improve student/client training experiences, and expanding the program to include: in house certificated programs, vocational training, workforce development, Individual Development Accounts, Small Business Development.
- Assist clients/students with a positive, supportive, constructive, professional and respectful approach.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to read, understand and follow complex rules, regulations, policies and directives.
- Awareness of current Indian issues with regard to employment, training, and social services.
- Ability to interact and demonstrate cultural sensitivity of Indian values and culture with clientele.
- Maintain awareness and sensitivity for clientele in relation to self-sufficiency and welfare dependence.
- Strong computer skills including experience with internet research, Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, Mavis Beacon, QuickBooks and automated database systems.
- Strong history of experience in workforce development with a proven record of job placement.
The applicant must have, at a minimum, the following educational and experience requirements:
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Human or Social Services, Sociology, Community Studies, Organizational Development or Psychology (or closely related field). At least two year’s experience working in either a human services agency in a capacity which involves direct services to clientele with workforce development, or working in an educational environment providing direct career development services.
- Tribal employment application with résumé and cover letter required. Application must detail the education and experience requirements related to the position as advertised.
- Must be willing to adhere to professional and ethical codes of conduct and to FIGR employment policies.
- Must successfully clear criminal history background checks and pre-employment drug screening.
TRIBAL MEMBER AND INDIAN PREFERENCE WILL APPLY
Preference in hiring is given to: (1) Qualified Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria members; and (2) qualified American Indians in accordance with Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473. Applicants asserting American Indian preference must submit verifying information, such as written confirmation of tribal membership, Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, or other documentary evidence.
SALARY: DOE. Strong benefits package.
TO APPLY: Submit a Tribal employment application with your resume and a cover letter detailing your education and experience related to the position advertised. Tribal employment application can be downloaded from our website.
Mail employment application, resume and cover letter to Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Attention: Human Resources, 6400 Redwood Drive, Suite 300, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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