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Chrysalis - Employment Specialist

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Envision Consulting
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 15 days ago

ABOUT CHRYSALIS

Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for individuals experiencing homelessness or financial barriers by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. Their philosophy is that a steady job is a key step in a person’s transition out of poverty and onto a pathway to self-sufficiency.


Chrysalis’ core employment services are designed to meet clients where they are and support them during every phase of their self-directed job search. Since 1984, Chrysalis has served more than 66,000 low-income and homeless individuals. Chrysalis operates its program through five locations in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Employment Specialist is the key to client success, working 1-on-1 with clients to provide employment and case management services with the goals that clients get ready for a job, find a job, and keep a job. Responsible for a dedicated caseload, the successful candidate will have the ability to use independent judgment, have exceptional organizational skills, and a willingness to incorporate emerging industry best practices and techniques in their work.

The position requires a strong work ethic, knowledge of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practices, and excellent strategic thinking, communications, organizational and interpersonal skills.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Client Support and Case Management

  • Oversee the day-to-day case management of both working and non-working clients, encouraging and motivating clients to work on their job search.
  • Assess and provide employment counseling for clients. Assess clients for job readiness, including substance abuse, legal history, and mental and physical health. Provide referrals to education, training, Chrysalis social enterprises, and other social services.
  • Conduct 1-on-1 job readiness activities with clients, including resume building, practice interviews, job applications, computer tutorials, cover letters, reference lists, job search guidance, etc.
  • Facilitate job preparation classes and other seminars on an as needed basis.
  • Maintain up-to-date referrals resources for clients to facilitate employment search.

Internal and External Relationships

  • Participate in Chrysalis meetings and weekly case conferences sharing best practices and providing thought partnership to colleagues.
  • Provide training ideas and resources to leadership team, including the opportunity to conduct workshops for colleagues within the department and across the organization.
  • Celebrate achievements and brainstorm solutions for department and organization-wide goals.
  • Represent Chrysalis to stakeholders by providing site tours and presenting on services.

Oversight of Clients and Outcomes

  • Maintain accurate client/program data to manage caseload and generate reports as needed.
  • Document each service, the outcome, and next steps, as well as any observations of clients’ skills, job readiness, and/or growth opportunities into Service Point case management database.
  • Analyze and report monthly data as required to maintain accurate client and program-based statistics.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual (English & Spanish), required.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience, preferred.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize appropriately, and maintain flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and professional environment.
  • Ability to interact with clients, colleagues, partners, and others with diplomacy and tact.
  • Sensitive to various cultures and lifestyles.
  • Maintain confidential information and exercise discretion.
  • Computer literacy required. Proficient in Internet research, Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs and be willing to learn other applications as needed. Database experience, preferred.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule depending on needs.
  • Car, valid driver’s license and insurance required.
  • Willingness to travel to meetings and meet with clients outside of the office as necessary.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is an exciting position in a fast-paced organization. Chrysalis offers a highly competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, parking/transit accounts, and PTO. Mileage will be reimbursed for all work-related travel.

The organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals who are representative of the culturally and ethnically diverse communities that Chrysalis serves. 

Envision Consulting was retained by this organization in their search for an Employment Specialist.

ABOUT CHRYSALIS

Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for individuals experiencing homelessness or financial barriers by providing the resources and support needed to find and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    August 31, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Chrysalis offers a highly competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, parking/transit accounts, and PTO. Mileage will be reimbursed for all work-related travel.

Chrysalis offers a highly competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, parking/transit…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English & Spanish is required.

Bilingual English & Spanish is required.

Location

On-site
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and answers to the application questions via the application link.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and answers to the application questions via the application link.

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