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Peckham, Inc. IEARN Employment Specialist in Charlotte, Michigan

Job Description:

Staff positions are supportive roles providing support to our rehabilitation mission. Applicants for staff positions do not need to have a barrier to employment to be eligible for these roles.

Peckham Inc. - IEARN Employment Specialist

To manage caseload for the Charlotte Immediate Employment Assistance Resource Network Program (I-EARN) and provide instruction related to work/employability skills as well as life skills. This position assists participants who are homeless and unemployed in Eaton County to reduce employment barriers and obtain/maintain employment. Work with Peckham interdepartmental team including Production, Human Resource, and Payroll to monitor participant’s progress and to enhance the quality of services provided. Work with Peckham interdepartmental teams including Human Services to further Peckham’s overall mission and core values. Work with community partners and referral sources to support Eaton County coordinated case plan.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage referrals to the program, pre-intake information meetings, and determination of participant eligibility for program. Schedule and facilitate program intakes and orientations. Maintain communication and follow-up with referral sources. - Daily

  • Process initial intake documents including Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data entry; maintain electronic case files for program participants. Maintain participant files for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Daily

  • Curriculum development and instruction to address/reduce participant employment barriers and to increase work/job skills needed to obtain employment. Curriculum development and instruction of life skills necessary to increase self-sufficiency. -Daily

  • Write Individualized Program Plans, observation notes, progress reports, Individual Eligibility Evaluations as appropriate, and program summaries for program participants – Daily

  • Partner with Production Supervisors in monitoring participants progress and make recommendations for transfers to applicable Peckham programs, referrals to Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS), or other programs. –Weekly

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide continuous training related to participant employment applications, employment follow up, interview skills, and employability skills.

  • Review and approve purchase, distribution, and tracking of Supportive Services. Daily. Review monthly support service financial report.

  • Track Peckham goals/ outcomes, HUD goals/outcomes; provide data HUD Annual Performance Report, HUD Grant Application (collaborative and program application), and Peckham business plan/annual report – weekly, quarterly or annually as needed

  • Provide 45-day retention services for participants transferred to Peckham employment programs, and for those who obtain other community employment. -Daily

  • Attend Inter-Agency Case Manager Meetings monthly; attend Project Resource Connect (planning and event); participate in Eaton County Continuum of Care including Continuous Quality Improvement committee and Strategies and Grants Committee; and attend various other meetings related to coordinated case management. Weekly/Monthly

  • Efficiently manage computer files and maintain compliance related to the use of Microsoft programs, email, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and other electronic communication, reporting tools, and information - Daily

  • Utilize a teamwork approach - Daily

  • Assist with coverage duties of other Peckham Programs – As Needed

  • Maintain safe and clean work environment

  • Promote Peckham’s vision values and services to all customers and stakeholders

  • Assist in maintaining organizational wide quality standards

  • Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training; or eight years equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • This position requires passing and maintaining security background checks.

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy cultural diversity in the workplace.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prefer education in rehabilitation counseling, social work, or equivalent

  • Previous experience with Homeless Services helpful.

  • Previous experience with curriculum development and instruction helpful.

COMPETENCIES

Analytical Thinking

Clinical Support

Confidentiality

Conflict Management

Continuous Improvement

Effective Communication

Effective Writing

Mentoring and Coaching

Problem Solving

Project Management

Quality

Stress Management

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands of this position may be reasonably accommodated for individuals with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.

PECKHAM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled. Peckham provides equal opportunities and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR APPLYING NOTICE

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of your application please:

  • Click HERE (https://www.ilru.org/projects/cil-net/cil-center-and-association-directory) and you will be directed to the ILRU Directory to find an agency in your area that can assist you

  • Email us at careers@peckham.org

  • Call us at (517) 316-4000

  • Visit us at: 3510 Capital City BLVD, Lansing, MI 48906 (M-F 8am - 4pm)

Examples of reasonable accommodations may include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Business Line:

Human Services

Location:

Charlotte, MI

Worker Sub-Type:

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ABOUT PECKHAM

Peckham is a national award-winning non-profit organization, recognized for its achievement in providing exceptional vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities and barriers to employment. We accomplish our mission by working with community partners and through our own diverse business lines consisting of apparel manufacturing, warehousing, call centers, environmental services, and farming. Peckham prides itself on having a great culture which fosters a respectful, collaborative, and fun work environment. Employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, share ideas, and engage in lifelong learning. Our culture further supports our mission by encouraging flexibility, health, and wellness. Staff enjoy benefits such as generous PTO policies, modern facilities, pet friendly work sites, free fruit, fitness classes, massages available for purchase, and opportunities for flexible work arrangements.

MISSION

Peckham, a nonprofit community vocational rehabilitation organization, is a unique business and human services agency which values quality, diversity, and performance. Our mission is to provide a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons striving for greater independence and self-sufficiency. We embrace collaboration, effective resource management, and innovative approaches to achieve world-class excellence.

VISION

To prove that people with disabilities and other barriers are more than capable of delivering world-class, high-quality products and solutions.

Peckham is an Equal Opportunity Employer - EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled. Peckham provides equal opportunities and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. EEO is Law (https://dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)

Peckham participates in the E-Verify program. For more information please click follow this link (https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster_ES.pdf) ​

For information on Immigrant and Employee Rights (IER), follow this link (https://www.justice.gov/crt/case-document/file/1133936/download)

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION NOTICE

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

[1] Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information on the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

Visit www.peckham.org to learn more.

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