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Employment Specialist


Job posted by: Homes for the Homeless

Posted on: August 20, 2014

Job description

Homes for the Homeless' mission is to provide homeless families with the opportunities and support necessary to move out of shelter and live independently. To assist adults in obtaining employment, Homes for the Homeless provides an onsite employment training program at its four American Family Inns. The program seeks to provide participants with vocational training, job placement assistance, personal development support and retention services, to insure their successful transition to work.

Under the direction of the Director of Programs, the Employment Specialist will work with clients to gain and retain employment. The Employment Specialist serves as program liaison, responsible for ongoing contact with employment training program participants, tracking participant progress, facilitating career workshops and maintaining contact with intern supervisors and case managers. Position is available in the Bronx.

Primary Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Ensure that the employment training program is carried out properly at each designated site
  • Coordinate referral process and program entry interviews
  • Facilitate employment training workshops
  • Develop and monitor employment service plans
  • Conduct assessment of client's employability
  • Communicate regularly with client's housing specialists and case managers
  • Assist clients in achieving employment goals by providing individual employment counseling
  • Identify barriers to employment and assist clients to develop job readiness skills and job search strategies
  • Assist clients with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, etc.
  • Conduct exit interviews and collect client evaluations of program experience.
  • Follow up with clients at appropriate intervals to assess progress and record outcomes
  • Conduct outreach to potential employers and the community to promote program services
  • Attend relevant networking events, staff development, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Social Sciences/Social Work/Career and Work Counseling
  • Experience working with individuals and groups who have multiple barriers to employment
  • Familiar with return to work strategies, life skills, employment training and counseling.
  • Training and/or staff development experience
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Must be Proficient in MS Office Application

How to apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Tinnycua Williams at Please include "Employment Specialist" in the subject line. No phone calls or email inquiries will be accepted for this position.


Bronx, NY, 10455, US


Education requirements
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
Salary details
Low 40s
Comprehensive benefits package
Job function
Owner's areas of focus