Job Developer (Employment Specialist)
Company: Union Station Homeless Services
Posted on: June 11, 2021
TITLE: Job Developer, Sources Career Development
REPORTS TO: Manager, Career Development
Employment Status: Full Time
Reg. Hours Worked: 40 / Week, Non-Exempt
Hourly Pay: $21.63
Who we are:
Union Station Homeless Services, (USHS) is the largest social
service agency assisting the homeless, low-income adults, and
families of greater San Gabriel valley. We help individuals and
families rebuild their lives and end homelessness. We hire
excellent staff and provide quality services where people with
different perspectives, life experiences, and backgrounds thrive.
As we continue to grow, our workforce will represent the
communities that we serve. We believe in upholding and extending
our inclusive culture where all people can bring their authentic
selves to work, feel like they belong and are valued, and work in
an environment that celebrates diverse perspectives and
What youll be doing:
The Job Developer assists candidates with employment barriers in
securing stable employment. The Job Developer initiates and
maintains ongoing personal contacts with a variety of business and
industry representatives and job placement/training agencies to
promote participant placement; makes cold calls to potential
employers, and provides job placement and retention services.
- Meet established job placement and retention goals as
- Connect candidates with sustainable job opportunities and
placements, vocational training, job retention support, job
development (liaising with employers as appropriate), with a focus
on employment and income resource connections.
- Assist with Job Club workshops designed to enhance career
- Develop an individualized Employment Action Plan (EAP) with
each candidate served informed by the Employment Assessment.
- Develop resumes, cover letters, and scripts for clients.
- Identify potential employers and develop employment
opportunities for program participants by committing 5- 7hours per
week on developing new sites.
- Contact employers and collect information detailing
qualifications and worksite requirements to ensure success on the
- Refer qualified applicants to employers and arrange
- Transport participants to interviews, job fairs, and other
organizations when necessary.
- Consult with job sites to identify and modify barriers,
negotiate job carving, analyze sites and other job
- Provide extra needed assistance with, understanding performance
expectations and compensation.
- Be a liaison between employers and new employees; providing
help to fine-tune performance issues and concerns, and coordinate
any additional services required.
- Connect candidates with basic education and vocational
training, where appropriate, as well as unsubsidized and subsidized
- Maintain relationships with employers, local job resources,
vocational training schools, to ensure effective employment linkage
services and access to resources.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of and deep understanding of the
three major systems serving jobseekers experiencing homelessness
homeless services, public social services, and workforce
development, including the Coordinated Entry System (CES), as well
as best practices in homeless services, and regional
- Prepare documentation, forms and reports related to placement
activities; track participant activity and progress data in a
- Attend and participate in team meetings, staff training
sessions, and all-staff meetings as scheduled.
- Keep calendar updated with events and activities; share the
calendar with Manager
- Connect individuals and families to supportive services as
needed such as mental health, medical care, substance abuse,
housing, DPSS, Social Security, etc.
- Documents services and completes data entry into LA CoC
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)/ I-Train
- Other duties as assigned by Manager, Career Development.
What You Bring:
- Understanding of basic business operations, and hiring
- Strong knowledge of job search resources, including the
Internet and other media.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Good public speaking skills; ability to make effective
presentations to clients, businesses, and community partners.
- Knowledge and experience in community and economic development,
working in the social services field and/or job development
- Knowledge of best practices in both employment services and
serving people experiencing homelessness.
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with a diverse
range of people and organizations.
- Current California drivers license and access to a vehicle with
proof of insurance.
- Knowledge of the homeless population, substance abuse, and
mental health preferred.
Mandatory and Preferred Experience:
- BA degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Services or a related
field strongly preferred.
- Minimum of one year of experience in job development or
- Recovery Re-Housing Applicants Only
- Provide retention supports to participants in vocational
training, subsidized employment, and unsubsidized employment
- CESF- FSC Applicants only
- Ability to work at the 3 FSC sites (Pasadena, Irwindale, and
Pomona) to serve the population. Rotate between sites every
- Carry a caseload of 25-30 families.
- Assist with linking families to outside employment agencies if
If you wish to be the change you would like to see in your
community please apply on Union Station Homeless Services Careers
Union Station Homeless Services is an Equal Opportunity
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