Career Path Services Employment Practitioner in Long Beach, Washington

Do you: Believe the way to break the spirit of poverty is through the dignity of work? Want to help people in poverty connect to employment at family supporting wages? Want to connect employers to the talent they need for their businesses to grow and thrive? Want to make a “Best place to work” better? As an Employment P ractitioner , every day is a chance to match a candidate to an employer. Using Career Path Services Program and Employer Models, Employment Practitioners deliver comprehensive employment training, job placement and follow up services to a caseload of job seekers and employers, according to requirements of the funding contract. The stability of this position depends directly upon individual and team performance, goal attainment, and funding. A successful Employment Practitioner will be performance driven, entrepreneurial, know how to take the broad elements of a program model and customize to the needs of the candidate and the employer. Our practitioners work in a collaborative relationship with other practitioners and leadership to meet goals of the program and fund source. In this role you will need an eye for detail, flexibility and the ability to work at the pace of business. As an Employment Practitioner, a day might include the following: Spend the morning recruiting participants for the program. Sit down with a potential participant to determine eligibility for the program. Customize a service plan for a program participant using program model service components. Help a participant in progressing through their service plan using funded and unfunded activities aimed at preparing participants for unsubsidized employment. Build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with employers to identify job openings and assist in developing and implementing hiring, retention and wage progression plans. Conduct recruitment wrap up services, training completion, exit interviews, and assisting in filing for tax credits. Input data on the days' registrations/enrollments, status changes, exits/terminations and post exit MIS in the division's operating system. Gather data, analyze, and report on program success, including adjusting goals and strategies as appropriate. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE Required High School Diploma or GED Requires advanced level use of: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; LinkedIn, and other business-related networking applications, as appropriate. Requires flexibility in working some evening and/or weekend hours. Must be able to work in a culturally diverse and fast-paced environment and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and cultural competency. Daily availability of personal vehicle or alternate method of transportation sufficient to meet the daily transportation requirements of the position is a condition of employment. Copies of driver's license and auto liability insurance coverage is required for personnel file at time of hire and annually thereafter. Preferr ed A Bachelor's Degree in: Business Administration, Human Resources, Social Work, Communication, Workforce Development, Psychology, or Sociology. Appropriate work experience may be substituted for the education requirement. Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) Demonstrated success in a performance based system and one-year of experience working with employers, job placement, job development, sales, workforce development, job coaching, employment and training.