Employment Counselor-Job Developer (CDBG)

Category: Nonprofit
Department: Education and Employment Services
Shift: First
Location: Chicago, PAA Northside Location, 3834 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60641
Job Type: Full Time
Education: Graduate Degree

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Job Description:

Reports Supervisor of Workforce Development Services and provides employment counseling and job placement, develops and maintains relationships with employers

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • participating in outreach and recruitment
  • eligibility determination
  • intake and assessment
  • employment counseling
  • information and referrals
  • compiling and maintaining files
  • follow-up with clients
  • identifying employment opportunities
  • placing clients in jobs
  • developing and maintaining contacts with employers
  • follow up with employers
  • attending and organizing job fairs
  • teaching job hunting skills if needed
  • other duties may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: none

Job Relationships: works closely with program staff and Supervisor of Workforce Development Services

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree preferred, experience in sales helpful experience in working with limited English speaking Polish immigrants required.

Qualification Requirements:

  • sensitivity to client’s needs
  • patience
  • good communication skills
  • understanding Polish immigrants
  • understanding the American business environment and labor market
  • detail-oriented
  • self-starter
  • self-discipline
  • dependability
  • ability to work independently and creatively to find job opportunities for clients
  • persistence and assertiveness
  • ability to work with employers and job seekers
  • Language Skills: Polish and English.

Computer Skills: Word processing, data entry.

Physical Demands: Work at the office and in the field. Driving required.

Apply to: Robert Wilson