Work In Oregon Jobs

Jobs Currently Available in Oregon

Mobile Worksource Oregon logo

Job Information

WorkSource Oregon Career Specialist (JOBS) in Baker City, Oregon

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under direction, perform programmatic and administrative functions, including case management, to support the Job Opportunity and Basic Skills (JOBS) program. JOBS services have a goal of assisting individuals in achieving self-sufficiency through staff assisted job search, work experience activities, and life skills training. EMPLOYER PREFERS: Associate degree in behavioral sciences or related field, and at least eighteen (18) months of full-time experience that exhibits the candidate's ability to effectively perform the duties and tasks related to this position, or any satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience which ensures the ability to perform the essential duties of the position. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Data entry systems and customer management software; The structure and operation of government and community agencies and private businesses; The Job Opportunity and Basic Skills (JOBS), program goals, guidelines and eligibility criteria; Academic and vocational education or training programs for a wide variety of jobs; Techniques for communicating with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; Employment interviewing and assessment methods; Basic computer programs; English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and Business writing. Skill and Ability to: Read, apply, interpret, and explain State and Federal regulations, policies, and procedures governing assigned program area; Learn community educational and vocational resources and other community social services resources; Identify barriers to employment; Develop an approach to mitigate/reduce potential and real barriers to program participation; Gather, record, and evaluate information; Apply motivational techniques; Use automated technology to maintain accurate records and files; Multi-task, set priorities, and have high level of organization; Express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other TEC employees, clients, employers, representatives from outside agencies, and the public; Assess and manage difficult or hostile persons/situations and call for intervention when appropriate; and Maintain confidentiality of information. JOB DUTIES: Develop and implement workshops/orientations for individuals referred to the Job Opportunity and Basic Skills (JOBS) program; Apprise participants of their rights, benefits, responsibilities, and obligations under program participation; Conduct a variety of assessments to identify barriers and needs, advise on available community resources, and assist in determining realistic employment goals in alignment with local labor market information and employment trends and specific actions steps leading to self-sufficiency; Offer career counseling and other guidance to JOBS program participants and applicants; Assist participants in developing resumes and/or cover letters, applying for employment opportunities, and strategizing for successful job interviews; Develop and manage a variety of not-for-profit and for-profit work sites for participants to complete their required work hours and gain employment