Contra Costa Interfaith Housing (CCIH) seeks an energetic Employment Specialist who is flexible and responsive to support the needs of our clients while possessing the skill set to collaborate with interdisciplinary team members and community partners. We are looking for compassionate service-driven individuals who fundamentally believe in the potential of others. The HousingWORKS! Program Employment Specialist provides targeted employment and education support and referrals for homeless families enrolled in the CALWORKs program. Working collaboratively with program Case Managers and EHSD CALWORKs referring case managers, the HousingWORKS! Program Employment Specialist provides individualized, flexible support to homeless families with the goal of assisting them to engage with opportunities to rapidly increase household income. Initial work includes assessing participants’ employment histories, skills and educational needs as well as potential barriers to employment, collaboratively creating a Household Income/Employment Plan and accessing any resources needed to further the goal of increasing household income to remain housed. Income/Employment Plans may include financial support for a time-limited period. After families are housed, the Employment Specialist will continue to provide services and referrals to educational and/or employment opportunities on an as needed basis. All client services are participant-driven and delivered with a strengths-based, trauma informed approach. Service may be delivered in the community and in the home at the families’ convenience. Services are designed as short-term support to resolve a housing crisis, offer a flexible level of intensity as needed, and provide warm hand-offs to other providers if families need further support after becoming stably housed.
To learn more and apply please visit: https://ccih.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=31.