Position title
Employment Specialist - Temporary

The Employment Specialist recruits and enrolls veterans for Employment & Training services, developing recruitment and implementation plans, and performs community outreach and making presentations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The Employment Specialist provides assessments, case management, information and referral, and job counseling to assist veterans reintegrating into the civilian workforce. Employment Specialists coordinate with Job Developers for job placement and/or occupational training programs in accordance with contract goals.

  • Assess and counsel veterans for job readiness
  • Develop Individual Employment Plans (IEP’s) with veteran clients to assess barriers to employment, and identify individual veteran client service needs
  • Determine client eligibility for federal/state employment and training programs
  • Maintain veteran participant caseload and make necessary referrals to additional services as appropriate, including counseling on mental health issues, legal advocacy, job readiness workshops, and pre-employment training
  • Provide support services, including liaison or linkages with advocacy programs for VA benefits and other entitlements, personal counseling services, and community programs for the homeless and/or unemployed
  • Maintain concise and up-to-date client files, including required documentation and weekly case/progress notes, thorough and accurate completion and execution of paperwork in a timely manner
  • Participate in weekly/monthly staff meetings and prepare reports and statistical data as needed for submission
  • Perform any other employment related tasks as identified and delegated by the Employment Director, Program Manager, and Program Coordinator
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or behavioral sciences
  • Equivalent combination of college course work and experience
  • Three (3) years of experience providing vocational and/or pre-employment counseling and case management in a multi-service setting
  • Translatable military experience and skills may be alternatively substituted
  • Knowledge of federal and state government employment programs a plus
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines while maintaining a professional composure
  • Extremely tactful and diplomatic when dealing with people
  • Ability to articulate and facilitate presentations in a public speaking forum
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and interact well with people from diverse economic, ethnic and educational backgrounds
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks
  • Ability to travel within the San Francisco Bay area and perform case management and outreach functions at various sites and provide proof of auto insurance
  • Employee must be able to perform all functions of this position within what would be deemed reasonable accommodations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of personalities and be comfortable working with an at-risk client population, including embracing the agency’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proactive, detail-oriented, reliable, exercises good judgment
  • Basic computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office
Job Benefits

Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Swords to Plowshares offers a generous benefits package including the following benefits:

  • Excellent medical and dental packages
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • 17 vacation days in the first year
  • 12 holidays every year
  • Wellness program
Date posted
December 19, 2019
Employment Type
Full-time, non-exempt, temporary

3 – 6 months (Ends June 2020; possibility for extension)

Base Salary
$ 21.63/hour
Job Location
San Francisco Bay Area

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in Swords to Plowshares, where/how you found out about this career opportunity, and your salary requirement. Email the cover letter along with your resume to [email protected]

Please include the exact title for this position in the subject line of your email: Employment Specialist.

Position: Employment Specialist - Temporary

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