Foundation for Blind Children
01/07/2020Return to view all job openings
The ideal candidate has expert experience with current and effective career and job search resources. A deep understanding of the job seeker life cycle from job exploration to placement and job retention. Exemplary communication skills, ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Must be familiar with the local job market and have the ability to develop professional relationships with employers to support job opportunities. The successful applicant must be capable of working with people having a wide range of skills, abilities and competencies. Quick, effective problem solving and a proven ability to work independently, demonstrated self-starter, and can manage multiple priorities and tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides one-on-one employment and job readiness support and instruction to students.
- Promotes and teaches self-advocacy for blind and visually impaired job seekers and students.
- Develops and facilitates group sessions on relevant employment topics to support student progress.
- Educates students on the stages of career development and helps students develop a plan for achieving their career plans and goals
- Acts as subject matter expert for staff and students in job readiness and employment content areas.
- Attend job fairs and forums with job seekers.
- Ensures students are prepared to begin the job search process by educating and supporting the resume writing, interview techniques, phone skills, networking, and other job search processes.
- Reviews and evaluates student’s job-search strategies and resume/cover letter to help student optimize job search planning; offers suggestions on interviewing techniques, networking strategies, resume and cover letter edits and navigating online application platforms.
- Support student in creating Labor Market Survey as required by Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
- Maintain current understanding of state and national job/labor markets and makes appropriate referrals for students/alumni in the area of job search/educational exploration and provides current career-related resources
- Complete student progress reports on a daily and monthly basis to support Vocational Rehabilitation reporting requirements.
- Establish and foster relationships with local employers and resources to support students/job seekers.
- Collaborate and participate in student/client staffing meetings
- Performs other duties as assigned.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a major in human or student services, social service or social science field or three (3) years’ experience in a Career Services, Human Resources, Recruiting, Job Development, Recruitment, social service/social science related field.
- Experience helping individuals overcome barriers to employment
- Expert in resume development and critiquing, building LinkedIn profiles, Networking
- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $45,000.00 to $48,000.00 /year