About Us: LifeMoves is one of the largest and most effective providers of shelter and supportive services across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula. As a results-driven organization, since 1987, our mission has been to provide interim housing and supportive services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency. Our successful therapeutic service model combines clean, modern housing with intensive supportive services that promote dignity and motivate our clients to achieve autonomy. LifeMoves operates over 15 major sites from San Jose to Daly City.
Culture: LifeMoves staff are dedicated to serving our community. Diverse in background, outlook and life experience, our team addresses important social issues with passion and creativity. A culture of collaboration and innovation provides a thriving and successful environment for all. We foster personal growth through ongoing investment in the professional development of our staff. Together, we are committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and helping our clients achieve long-term self-sufficiency.
Position Summary: LifeMoves is currently seeking an experienced, motivated and team oriented Employment Specialist. This Employment Specialist will be dedicated to working with clients at our new Mountain View Shelter. This location provides emergency and transitional housing to adults and families working towards overcoming homelessness. The Employment Specialist acts as a strong support system for clients in their employment search. The goal of the Employment Specialist is to assist clients to successfully secure stable employment that ultimately leads to stable housing and self-sufficiency. Their responsibilities include developing and implementing individual employment plans for a caseload of clients, working collaboratively with the clients' primary case manager, as well as assisting the Manager of Employment Services with other program tasks.
Develop, implement and revise individual employment plans and consistently monitor progress toward client goals
Provide on-going supportive functions in accordance with the employment plan
Act as liaison for LifeMoves and our community partners
Communicate appropriately and as needed with clients, case managers and community partners
Stay current and knowledgeable about external community resources, referrals and service linkages
Assist clients with resume building, cover letter assistance, professional development and navigating employment resources
Facilitate at least one employment workshop a month
Ability to manage caseload of at least 15 clients
Knowledge of online employment resources (Indeed, Glassdoor, Snagajob, etc.)
In collaboration with Manager, develop relationships with external partners to provide linkage between resources and agencies
Maintain client and program records in accordance with applicable standards and policies
Maintains a high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, dual-relationships, and professional stature
Participate in continuing education activities, remaining knowledgeable in area(s) of expertise
Attend weekly case consultation meetings and monthly trainings; meet regularly with supervisor to exchange pertinent information and receive supervision
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or related field, with a minimum of one year case management/specialist experience
Knowledge utilizing Microsoft Programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Teams and Excel)
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; proven ability to collaborate with community partners
Understanding of the issues faced by homeless individuals and other marginalized populations in crisis
Availability to work occasional evenings
Experience working with people with severe mental illness, homeless individuals, and populations in recovery
An understanding of ideas and practices that promote diversity, equity and inclusion; and a commitment to ongoing professional development in this area.
Bilingual Spanish-speaking is a plus
We have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Account, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401K, etc. To learn more about our non-profit organization, check out our website at www.lifemoves.org