CAREER DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-18-016
Title CAREER DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Supervisor LEAD CASEWORKER - SPOKANE SITE
Department EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
Location SPOKANE TANF SITE
Status REGULAR, FULL-TIME
Rate of Pay $17.00 -0$23.00 PER HOUR, DOE/DOQ
Opening Date NOVEMBER 8, 2017
Closing Date NOVEMBER 22, 2017

SUMMARY:

The Employment & Training department incorporates employment services as a primary strategy that leads clients towards self-sufficiency.  The Career Development Specialist will be depended upon to develop positive relationships with local employers and be sufficiently knowledgeable of E&T clientele to be able to match E&T clients with potential employers.  The Career Development Specialist will maintain post-employment contact and will monitor client progress and post-employment strategies.  The Career Development Specialist will be aware of local/regional employment issues and will be active with respect to activities that may lead to employment opportunities. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop relationships with local employers to establish job creation;
  • Develop relationships with local colleges, vocational training centers, apprenticeship programs to establish education and training strategies;
  • Participate in local employment related organizations and their activities, such as Chamber of Commerce, neighborhood associations, etc.
  • Provide post-employment services to ensure client success and job retention;
  • Recommend client recognition and incentives upon employment, and other employment related bench marks;
  • Maintain client employment files that include current resume, job application, contact information;
  • Meet one-on-one with clients to assess employability and/or education and training needs;
  • Prepare employment and training success plan with client; prepare resume, job application, and other job readiness activities to prepare client for work;
  • Provide small business development support, including training, class tuition, or referrals to available services;
  • Approve support services to ensure client employability; approve support services to assure job retention;
  • Approve support services to ensure client education and training needs are met; approve support services to assure education and training retention;
  • Ensure client files are current and maintained in a uniform manner to meet program reporting requirements;
  • Be knowledgeable about hiring practices and general employment laws, practices and policies.
  • Document client progress through TAS.
  • Conduct Job Readiness Workshops.
  • Perform other duties or related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of Public Assistance laws, rules, regulations, service programs, and employment and training programs;
  • Knowledge of human resource practices, policies and resources;
  • Knowledge of general office procedures and practices;
  • Knowledge of culture and traditions of Native Americans;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to use good judgment in evaluating and making decisions;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with members of the public and with co-workers;
  • Ability to practice tact, courtesy and discretion;
  • Ability to convey interests and concern to callers requesting information or assistance with problems related to the various programs;
  • Ability to perform basic computer applications and internet operations;
  • Skill in dealing with people
  • Skill in establishing a positive channel of communication among co-workers, Tribal staff, public and private involved in serving the customers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two (2) years of college required
  • Two (2) years of experience with customer service, communications, sales or other related activity that demonstrates ability to promote employment and training to employees (if no experience, willing to consider a combination of experience and education related to field)
  • Must have computer experience, must be able to perform basic computer applications and internet operations.
  • Washington State Driver’s License, good driving record for insurance purposes, and be Tribally insurable;
  • Prefer previous experience working with Native American clientele and understand the cultural needs.
  • Federal background check is required.

 

Applications Are Available at the Spokane Tribal Human Resources Department

Or, can be downloaded at www.spokanetribe.com

P.O. Box 206   Wellpinit, WA 99040

(509) 458-6527 or (509) 458-6583

Fax (509) 458-6556

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

E-mail: sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com  or hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

***All Applications Must Be Received in the HR Department No Later Than 4:30 p.m. on the Closing Date***

The Spokane Tribe of Indians Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A-90 Day Orientation