Employment Specialist/Instructor Jobs for Veterans

Announcement #0162

The Employment Specialist/Instructor will be responsible for assisting veterans who are eligible for the program with soft skill techniques and instruction, as well as assisting them with job placement. Areas and counties served are Montgomery and surrounding areas.

Primary Responsibilities:
-To provide employment services and instruction to veterans.
-Providing employment readiness classes, life skills instruction, and other group activities using an approved curriculum. Instruction should actively involve and encourage client participation with the main objective of increasing skills needed to obtain and maintain 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.
-Document services provided in a timely, complete and accurate manner.
-Providing follow-up information regarding participants of the program.
-The Employment Specialist/Instructor works closely with the Jobs for Veterans Program Manager.
-Perform other duties as assigned by the Jobs for Veterans Program Manager, 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.

-Bachelor’s degree in a social service field or Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience preferred.
-Valid Driver License and good driving record required.

Physical Requirements:
-Requires the physical mobility to sit and walk for moderate periods of time.
-Requires the physical ability to occasionally carry or lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
-Requires the ability to drive a motor vehicle.

Travel Requirements:
-Must be willing to use and have your own personal transportation. Minimal travel required to assist with job placement. Mileage reimbursement for personal use of vehicle is included.

Job Salary: 
Full-time, Exempt, Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 (ESI-0162). 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, 01/14/2018 - 5:00pm