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Westhab, Inc. Job Developer - College Point (Queens) in College Point, New York

JOB TITLE: Job Developer

FLSA: Non-Exempt

DIVISION: Services

REPORTS TO: Job Development Coordinator

LOCATION: College Point (Queens)

SUMMARY: Under the Supervision of the Job Development Coordinator, the Job Developer establishes and maintains activities to develop, locate and secure job opportunities for program participants; markets programs and coordinates job resources for our clientele in a 200+ bed men?s homeless shelter.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and maintains employer relationships in the community.

  • Assesses participant?s/residents skill sets and experiences in order to seek appropriate job opportunities for them.

  • Participates in outreach and recruitment activities by coordinating and attending job fairs.

  • Develops employer resources information and maintains a job bank.

  • Delivers job readiness training workshops to program participants, simulating workplace environment whenever possible.

  • Assists participants/residents in assessing their job skills for positions.

  • Instruct participants/residents in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation, and job retention skills.

  • Provides job search/career information workshops and presentations to participants/residents.

  • Arranges interviews.

  • Provides participants/residents with Labor Market information.

  • Conducts job site visits after placement to ensure success by providing job analysis.

  • Monitors participant performance on the job and counsels participants when job performance is not satisfactory.

  • Refers qualified participants to employers and conducts necessary follow-up after participants are placed in positions.

  • Knowledgeable about training and educational opportunities available to participants/residents.

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

Bachelor?s Degree and two years? experience in sales, marketing, job development, social/human services or employment and training program working with disadvantaged adults. Must have a valid NYS Driver?s License and car available for work.

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Must be able to effectively market and represent our programs, our clients and services to employers. Must be able to effectively communicate in writing and orally as, ideally, candidates will make presentations, facilitate job readiness workshops and make a connection with various business representatives. In addition, the ideal candidate must be able to utilize time management techniques to organize and prioritize work to meet contracted deadlines & timelines.

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