Lead Career Coach

SER Metro-Detroit

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.

Duties

1. Adheres to the mission of the SERCO, Inc.
2. Assists the Center Manager to interview, hire and train Career Services staff.
3. In the Manager’s absence, supervises Center staff and addresses all customer concerns.
4. Provides technical support in all matters related to customer assessment, eligibility, supportive services, and strategies that address customer’s barriers to employment.
5. Assures that the implementation of service plans to meet customer needs are carried out effectively, and according to policies and regulations.
6. Identifies problem areas and service gaps and recommends plans of action.
7. Assists in ensuring the program goals and objectives are met as specified by funding sources and the Corporation. Reports to supervisor on program progress and matters of concern.
8. Meets with staff on a regular basis to discuss program participant progress, concerns or other related issues.
9. Ensures that individual case files for each customer enrolled in Center programs meet program eligibility requirements, are kept up to date, and accurately recorded. Ensures that customer records are kept electronically and in hard copy in a safe location.
10. Conducts periodic reviews of case files, notes, individual service strategies and home visits.
11. Makes recommendations to management on policy and procedure changes.
12. Compiles program statistics and prepares related performance and progress reports for management.

Qualifications

1. Experience in social work, counseling, career planning, placement, or related field.
2. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in social work or equivalent combination of education and experience.
3. Experience in WIOA, TANF, and employment and training program operations preferred.
4. Knowledge of community resources; of case management principles, objectives, standards, and methods; and of program policies and procedures.
5. Knowledge of or ability to learn and use MIS and other reporting systems.
6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).
7. Ability to make frequent visits to customers’ homes and training providers’ sites.
8. Ability to communicate effectively with customers, vendors, administration and other employees verbally and in writing.
9. Bilingual language skills preferred.
10. Must possess and provide a valid Michigan Driver's License. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule and have access to reliable transportation in order to perform required field work responsibilities.

Application instructions

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.

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