The Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority in Portsmouth, Virginia is seeking to hire three full-time Employment Specialists to coordinate and conduct program modules and/or service plans to train and obtain employment for the agency Jobs Plus program participants. Interviews and assess participants regarding needs in order to become gainfully employed. Develops and promotes employment and employment training opportunities for participants enrolled in the Jobs Plus Program. Develops work sites in the public and private non-profit agencies via partnerships and contractual agreements for the work experience and on-the-job training components of the program. Assists in the development of participant’s individual capabilities and seeks solutions to issues involving childcare, finances, housing, education, training and employment. Markets the Jobs Plus Program to residents and recruit program participants. Establish and maintain program relations with Jobs Plus employers to promote the training and hiring of Jobs Plus participants. Provides information to participants on assistance with financial literacy activities. Valid Driver’s License. Graduation from a college or university of recognized standing in Sociology, Social Work, Education or related field of study. Three to five years’ experience in social work and demonstrated experience with case management of low-income populations. Experience working with local resource and community services agencies and familiarity with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) rules and regulations. Excellent verbal and written communications and problem solving skills are essential.
For complete position description and to apply, visit http://www.prha.org.