EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST (FATHERS AND FAMILIES) in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 12/8/2019

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Job Description



Organization: HHC



Division:Eskenazi Health  



Sub-Division: FQHC  



Req ID:  2698 



Schedule: Full Time 



Shift: Days 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 315-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.



JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of Fathers and Families Center (FFC) is “To build a noble legacy of fatherhood – assisting fathers in achieving self-sufficiency and in strengthening families to improve the life chances of children.” We accomplish this by working with fathers to help them to be better partners, providers and parents for their fragile families.

The Employment Specialist furthers this mission as a member of the Workforce Development Team, providing assistance to the participants of Fathers and Families Center in preparing for, obtaining and retaining competitive employment with a sustainable wage. This position is responsible for job development, job placement, and job retention as part of FFC’s workforce development team.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Works with participants to help them search for, obtain, and maintain competitive employment with a sustainable wage
  • Completes assessment to determine optimal employment opportunities for each participant; assesses vocational interests, support systems, past and present problem areas, assets and potentials, skills and needs
  • Assists with weekly Career Clubs and Quarterly Career Fairs
  • Coordinates job tours, job shadowing and other experiential learning opportunities
  • Coordinates grant-funded employment initiatives and corresponding reports
  • Teaches pre-employment and employability skills as part of FFC’s workforce development team
  • Works closely with participants to develop resumes and assist with interview skills
  • Maintains ongoing contact with clients and employers to track employment status and wages, and to assist with problems that may arise
  • Assists with job development and identification in key employment sectors
  • Provides case management, coaching, advocacy and other supports to participants to make job placements successful
  • Works with Strong Fathers Team to identify and provide appropriate wrap-around services and interventions for participants as needed
  • Completes and inputs all required client/service activity and case notes in a timely fashion into appropriate databases and/or files to ensure accurate information and reporting
  • Participates in staffings, interdisciplinary meetings and scheduled conferences providing appropriate input



ASSOCIATED JOB DUTIES:

  • Assists with recognition ceremonies and other on- and off-site special events and activities
  • Maintains workforce social media presence for participants and their families
  • Performs worksite and community visits as needed
  • Performs all other job-related duties as assigned



JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Three or more years of job- related experience required
  • Workforce development training experience preferred

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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