Job Training Specialist

Our House, Inc.

About the organization

Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. The Our House team has defined a set of seven Guiding Principles that characterize our culture and that we intentionally seek to uphold: Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart.

Duties

Coordinate all aspects of the Job Training Program at Our House
Recruit clients who are a good fit for the program—individuals who experience barriers to employment, who wish to actively participate in workforce training and case management, and who have a goal of finding unsubsidized employment
Understand grant eligibility and documentation requirements, and maintain complete files for enrolled clients. Partners that support the Job Training Program include AARP, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, the Arkansas Department of Human Services, and the Department of Labor
Complete all required enrollment packets, onboarding paperwork, background checks, & COVID vaccine verification for new enrollees
Ensure participants understand the expectations and goals of the program through regular program orientation and individual assessments
Communicate with Job Trainee supervisors across campus and resale stores about participant performance, attendance, & areas of improvement
Visit Job Trainees at their work sites, both on & off-campus, and provide ongoing support, such as performance evaluations, job skills and soft skills training, connections to supportive services, and referrals to resources
Support Job Trainees in transitioning to stable, unsubsidized employment after completion of the program
Explore growth opportunities for the Job Training Program, including the creation of new positions, new Work Experience sites, & the development of new training material

Qualifications

Experience working with individuals and families in poverty, distress, and/or homelessness and near-homelessness
Interest in workforce development, occupational training, and adult education
Excellent organization and multi-tasking skills. Ability to create and stick to systems
Customer service skills, patience, and conflict-resolution skills
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Persuasive and passionate communication with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative
Must be focused on problem-solving, capacity-building, thriftiness, and teamwork
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-direction
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
COVID-19 vaccination required or must meet the legal guidelines for an exemption
Must possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle to use in performance of job. Position requires some travel within Central Arkansas
Must be able to pass criminal background checks, child and adult maltreatment registry checks, sex offender registry checks, and a pre-employment drug screen

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