Full Time | Bristol, VIRGINIA | 12 days | Deadline: 17 Jan 2020
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Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist-Bristol
Prog Admin Specialist I - 19211
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Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
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Bristol - 520
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Assist unemployed and employed disabled veterans, special disabled veterans and other eligible persons (e.g., spouses) who seek Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) services to overcome significant barriers to employment (SBE) as defined in the most current Veteran Program Letter (VPL) issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) and obtain suitable employment. Provide intensive services to veterans identified with SBEs; address employment needs and facilitate placement into a suitable position; make personal visits to meet with clients and employers; conduct interviews and offer an array of services; and network and develop relationships with community providers to locate and assist veterans who would otherwise not be able to access a One-Stop facility ( those in homeless shelters, VA Hospitals, Veterans' Centers, half-way houses, or other community-based facilities). Perform and document a comprehensive assessment of the needs of the veteran and potential services; develop and execute an Individualized Employment Plan (IEP), which will be used to identify and achieve employment goals and objectives; conduct group and/or individual counseling and career planning sessions; and offer short-term prevocational services (e.g., developing learning, communication, interviewing, and personal maintenance skills). Provide case management services to clients and Chapter 31 referrals; perform outreach services to identify, promote and provide VEC employment and training services to veterans and organizations; work collaboratively with other partners in outstations and the community to provide intensive services; and provide counseling and referrals to other resources and service providers. Collect and enter data into automated system; conduct training and interviews; prepare reports and training materials; maintain files; and respond to inquiries.
Knowledge of career counseling, interviewing, and job placement principles and techniques; community resources, counseling services and social programs; and veteran issues and services. Strong customer service, case management, and computer skills (Microsoft Office Professional or comparable software programs) related to word processing, data entry, Internet research, reporting and tracking, and presentation design. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing (conducting interviews and training, exchanging information with clients and employers, and preparing reports and training materials); assessing and matching client skills to open positions; working with clients in crisis (e.g., homeless, jobless or significantly lacking employable skills) to enhance employable skills; motivate clients to achieve established goals and objectives; work independently; remain objective, non-judgmental and focused; meet deadlines; prepare and manage file documentation; and apply agency program standards and procedures.
Bachelors or higher level Degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience and training. Experience working with agency programs; veteran's affairs and services; or federal or state employment and training programs. Hiring preference is given as follows: first, a qualified, service-connected, Disabled Veteran; second, a qualified veteran; and third, a qualified Other Eligible Person as defined in Federal regulation found at Title 38 of the United Stated Code, Chapter 42.
The selected candidate must successfully complete a background investigation.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application (resume). This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position. NOTICE: VEC will record information from each new employee's Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization. The Virginia Employment Commission Is An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Applicants needing accommodations should contact the Human Resource office for additional information. The Commonwealth does not provide sponsorship; therefore, applicants must be a citizen or national of the U.S., a Lawful Permanent Resident, or an alien authorized to work.
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E-mailed applications and resumes will not be accepted.
Mailed applications and resumes will not be accepted.
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