The Employment Services Specialist I is the first level in this series conducting orientation for job seekers to levels of services available and conducts workshops on topics such as successful interviewing. Provides assessment of job seeker skill levels, placement assistance, and career counseling. Makes critical assessments for intensive service eligibility or referral to other community based organizations.
Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Conducts individual and group intake sessions to orient job seekers and employers to the services available and instructs and coaches job seekers/employers on using resources/equipment available.
- Conducts individual or group assessments to determine level of service needs.
- Identifies job seeker's employment potential using assessment tools and labor market information.
- Assists job seekers to develop realistic and achievable employment goals; identifies obstacles/barriers to employment; jointly formulate employability development plans directed at employment outcomes.
- Refers clients to employers for possible job placement based upon comparison of applicant qualifications to employer job requirements.
- Refers clients to educational and other support service agencies to resolve obstacles to employment.
- Develops job placement opportunities.
- Works with eligible job seekers to obtain training from state approved training institutions or explores other avenues for pursuing training and employment goals.
- Monitors job seeker's progress towards completion of employability development plan and modifies as necessary.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Employment Services Specialist I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Knowledge of career counseling which includes assisting hard to serve job seekers to develop realistic and achievable employment goals; interviewing to obtain facts and explore issues; identifying obstacles or barriers to employment and jointly formulating employability development plans directed at employment outcomes.
- Knowledge of presenting training courses using a variety of training methods such as lecture, structured exercises, role play or group discussion as well as the use of training materials such as overheads, PowerPoint, handouts or videos.
- Knowledge of using standard computer software programs for word processing, spreadsheets or databases.
- Knowledge of narrative report writing.
Conditions of Hire
This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization). The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee. The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.