Job Description SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Job Developer is responsible for preparing St. Patrick Center clients in the employment programs to enter full-time employment and network with employers within the community.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Assess training and skill development needs through assessments and on-the-job training • Plan, organize, and monitor orientation and training programs for clients and staff • Offer specific training programs to help clients maintain or improve their employment skills • Present information and OJT assignments to clients and staff through various methods of communication to help clients identify and pursue employment opportunities • Plan and promote career and employment-related programs and events, such as career planning presentations, work experience programs, job fairs, and career workshops • Negotiate and monitor contracts with employers to obtain program outcomes, fees, and expenses • Schedule classes based on availability of classrooms, equipment, or instructors • Evaluate and monitor clients throughout the duration of their time in the program (before employment, during employment, and in retention of employment) to provide advocacy, support, guidance, and encouragement • Prepare, process, and maintain client files to ensure that all required documentation is present • Assist clients and employers in addressing and resolving concerns in the workplace • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) • Select qualified job applicants or refer them to employers, making hiring recommendations when appropriate • Conduct background checks on clients in search of employment • Develop or implement recruiting strategies to meet current or anticipated staffing needs • Begin and maintain contact with local employers for job placement opportunities • Maintain records of client hours worked each week, prepare timesheets, and submit them to accounting to be processed for payroll.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field • At least one year of experience working in a social service agency • Experience in job development • Administrative experience
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Ability to lead and motivate people • Ability to operate a personal computer • Flexible attitude • Genuine interest in clients • Understanding of homeless issues • Ability to work with other staff in other departments
RELATIONSHIPS REQUIRED: • Reports to Sr. Manager of Workforce Development • Ability to interface with all levels of management
About St. Patrick Center At St. Patrick Center, we’re one of Missouri’s largest providers of housing, employment and health opportunities for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We take an action-based approach to service and offer nationally recognized programs that assist more than 8,000 people each year. Our mission, at its core, is to help individuals and families move from homelessness to independence in dignified, cost-effective and permanent ways. This approach transforms our clients as well as our entire community. For more information about our organization, please visit www.stpatrickcenter.org.