CENTER FOR VETERANS ISSUES LTD Veteran Employment Specialist in MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin

JOB REQUIREMENTS: THIS POSITION IS DEPENDENT UPON BEING AWARDED A GRANT Job Purpose Under the direction of the Employment, Training and Education (ETE) Program Manager, the Veteran Employment Specialist is responsible for providing comprehensive case management and job readiness services to unemployed homeless veterans enrolled in the (HVRP) program. These case management and job readiness services are intended to expedite the reintegration of homeless and incarcerated veterans into the labor force. Duties and Responsibilities Conduct assessment interviews with homeless veteran participants to include assessing how military training and experience can translate into civilian employment experience Evaluate participant's skill sets, barriers to employment and job preparedness needs. Provide career guidance to assist veteran in developing short and long term career goals In partnership with veteran - prepare Individual Employment Plan (IEP) based on veteran's assessment results, skill sets and career goals Identify occupation specific credentialing requirements and assist veterans in obtaining required credentials and enrolling in occupational skills training programs Develop and conduct individual and group training and counseling sessions / workshops for veterans on resume writing, soft skills training and job preparedness training Collaborate with; local Disabled Veteran's Opportunities Programs (DVOP), Local Veteran Employment Representatives (LVERs), VA staff and other local CBO staff to coordinate service delivery and placement services Collaborate with the ETE Program Manager to assist with employment placement through on-the-job training (OJT), apprenticeship training programs and direct hire placements Refer veterans to CVI Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), local veteran resources and CBO's and benefit services on an as needed basis Collaborate with CVI SSVF case management staff regarding treatment and housing plans that will support the Individual Employment Plan (IEP.) Provide job coaching and retention /follow-up services in accordance with DOL regulations and CVI procedures; maintain individual employment data during established time frame Enter service case notes and objective outcome data into the appropriate client database system; maintain case files to ensure files have all required documents in accordance with CVI and DOL regulations Prepare reports and attend meetings Other duties as requested or assigned ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Social Services or Career Counseling-Human Services field with of two years' experience in performing the above duties and responsibilities or Associates degree in Social Work, Social Services or Career Counseling with three years' experience in performing the above duties and responsibilities Experience delivering services to SUD, COD, or homeless populations with multiple needs or barriers Strong knowledge of computers, spreadsheets and database programs Experience working with Veterans is preferred ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: E-Mail a Rsum: edward.pankow@cvivet.org