EMPLOYER: Families ForwardWebsite
We are immediately hiring in South Paris, Maine! Join us at Families Forward for an exciting career as a Career Specialist.
MUST be vaccinated against COVID-19. Required to provide documentation during the Onboarding process.
Mission: To create opportunities for people with barriers to economic well-being www.fedcapmaine.org.
In 1935 three men who had sustained injuries in WWI met in Times Square and literally changed the world for people with physical disabilities. Fedcap Rehabilitation Services provides an array of services to youth and adults, helping thousands of individuals graduate from high school, obtain vocational certification or a college degree, become work-ready, and obtain meaningful employment as they achieve long term economic well-being.
Job Title: Career Specialist
Location: South Paris, Maine
Position Type: Full-Time
At Families Forward, Career Specialists provide exemplary employment-focused case management services to assist individuals receiving TANF benefits to address barriers and to achieve employment goals. Caseload includes individuals considered “job-ready” and those with medical barriers.
Essential Job Functions:
Establishes trust and rapport with program participants.
Conducts comprehensive intakes to assist participants with understanding and exploring their needs, strengths, interest, aptitudes, experience, and capabilities.
Partners with participants to jointly develop a service plan known as a Family Contract Amendment (FCA) which outlines their short-term and long-term employment and other goals which are consistent with their skills, interests, and preference as they related to work.
Meets regularly with participants (minimum once a month) on their caseload, documents progress towards goals and provides ongoing orientation to ensure that participants are clear on their TANF and program requirements.
Builds effective partnerships with external providers to ensure that participants have access to and utilize needed services and supports.
Maintains exceptional recordkeeping and documents all communication and contact with participants and external partners in FedcapCARES.
Makes request for needed supports services (childcare, transportation, educational services, and others) to the Office Family Independence (OFI) Support Services Unit in accordance with policies and procedures to assist participants with achieving requirements of their FCA.
Upholds all agency policies and expectations in performing their job.
Runs reports in FedcapCARES and uses data to plan daily and weekly tasks.
Contacts and reschedule participants who miss appointments with them.
Secures releases and builds effective communication with their participant’s medical, behavioral health and other providers.
May work with a targeted caseload focusing on a specific group or group such as two-parent families, individuals enrolled in higher education, and others.
Represents Fedcap with all stakeholders and in the community in a positive and professional manner.
Perform other related duties as assigned. This job description is not deigned to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or higher education and/or equivalent experience.
Demonstrated track record for providing exceptional customer service.
Valid driver’s license, required.
Familiarity with Arabic, Portuguese, Somali, French, or Lingala preferred
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Equal Opportunity Employer