Employment Specialist - Birmingham, AL

Job Announcement- ES-0156

Aletheia House is looking for an Employment Specialist to help homeless veterans obtain and maintain employment in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Area serviced is Jefferson County.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Assist homeless veterans obtain items needed to gain employment such as photo identifications, Social Security card, birth certificate, and work boots, if necessary.
-Assist non-employed clients gain employment.
-Provide assistance to clients who are working to improve their skills by providing activities including remedial education, training in specific job skills and referral to vocational rehabilitation services.
-Provide job counseling that helps employed clients respond appropriately to challenges of maintaining employment.
-Assist clients to develop individualized job advancement plans and to help clients achieve the objectives outlined in their plans.
-Coordinate employment services with other services by working with other staff members.
-Document services provided in a timely, complete, and accurate manner.
-Perform other duties as assigned by the Veterans Program Manager, Clinical Director, Chief Operating Officer, and/or Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Excellent writing, communication, organizational and time management skills with knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
-Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
-Exceptional interpersonal skills to relate with clients, participants and resource providers.
-Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
-Ability to maintain harmonious effective working relationships with other employees.

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in a social service field required.
-Experience as a veteran preferred.
-Experience in human services a plus.
-Valid drivers’ license and good driving record required.

Physical Requirements:
-Requires the physical mobility to sit, walk, and bend for moderate periods of time.
-Requires the ability to drive a motor vehicle.

Travel Requirements:
-Must be willing to use and have your own personal transportation, light local travel required. Mileage reimbursement for personal use of vehicle is included.

Job Salary: 
$34,000 - $36,000
Hours: 
(Full-time, Exempt) Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm – 40 Hours
Benefits: 

Benefits are excellent including health insurance with dental, retirement, paid vacations and paid sick leave. We also provide educational opportunities that prepare counselors to become certified as Addiction Professionals.

During the past several years, we have experienced significant growth. Most of our supervisors have been promoted from within, so there is definitely an opportunity for outstanding employees to advance within the organization.

To Apply: 

Individuals who are interested should come in to fill out an application, or fax cover letter & resumes to 205-203-4843, or send an email with a three-page attachment to jobs@specialkindofcaring.org. In the subject line please insert (ES-0156). The first page of the attachment should be a cover letter, the second page of the attachment should be a resume including detailed information about employment, internships, and/or volunteer experiences.

The third page should answer these three questions:
1. Why are you interested in this position?
2. What experiences, skills and passions would you bring to this position that would make us want to select you?
3. Who is the person in your life who knows the most about how you would perform in this position and what would they tell us about you if we called them?

Aletheia House is a United Way Agency.

Aletheia House is an equal opportunity employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age disability status, genetic information or testing, family and medical leave, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise discrimination.

Closing Date-Time: 
Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:00pm