About the organization
Since 1971, SER Metro-Detroit has consistently maintained a high-performance record in the skills training and placement of consumers into unsubsidized employment in the private sector and in providing employers with a diverse, qualified workforce. The means by which our mission of cultivating a qualified, skilled and adaptable workforce for metropolitan Detroit and the global economy is reflected in our name: Service, Employment, and Redevelopment.
SER Metro-Detroit works to give each consumer of services the resources needed to create a life of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment. SER program mix includes: literacy and education, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational skills training, job seeker and employer services, welfare reform programming, economic and community development, employment, and extensive youth programming. The services delivery system includes the active participation of the public and private sectors, education, and government.
Interviews customer to assess needs; reviews applicant’s documentation to assess barriers to be addressed.
Develops a Career Plan that identifies customer interests, goals, needs, and placement strategy.
Assesses customer’s career and job readiness and recommends strategies to enhance their marketability including referrals to training and/or workshops.
Identifies problem areas and service gaps and assures implementation of Career Plan; identifies and prepares reports to supervisor on areas identified as barriers to services for customers and prepares a plan of action.
Provides counseling, intervention and comprehensive supportive services to address barriers that may reduce the participant’s chances of completing the program; makes referrals as needed.
Ensures customers are connected with available job placement services. Works closely with Talent Sourcing Specialist to ensure successful outcomes for customers.
Maintain case reporting in systems and customer’s files including all activities, attendance records, progress reports and other information as required.
Re-engages customers requiring additional employment and career coaching services as applicable.
Maintains knowledge of current labor market and occupational trends.
Makes recommendations to management on policy and procedures changes.
Conducts home visits or meets with participants in public setting as necessary.
Contributes to the team effort by performing other duties as assigned.
1. Experience in career planning, placement, employment, training, or a related field preferred.
2. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
3. Knowledge of education, training and community resources; of career coaching principles, objectives, standards, and methods; and of program policies and procedures.
4. Ability and desire to work with a diverse population of customers with varying needs.
5. Ability to communicate effectively; to assess customer needs; and to assist with case management activities.
6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).
7. Bilingual language skills preferred.
8. Must possess and provide a valid Michigan Driver's License. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule and have access to reliable transportation.
Contact email: [email protected]
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please include full name and specify job position of interest in subject line.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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