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Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Service, Inc Employment Specialist - Adult Programs in Litchfield, Minnesota

Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. (CMJTS) is seeking a full time employment specialist position to work in our Litchfield office to work with our adult and dislocated worker programs. Primary Objective of Position: This position will assist dislocated worker participants in identifying strengths, evaluating, and overcoming challenges in order to obtain long-term employment and self-sufficiency. Responsibilities: *Identify and match participants to community resources that will support the participant. *Direct delivery of services to participants; evaluate objectives, activities, time frames, and resources. *Complete all necessary paperwork in a timely manner. *Maintain an up-to-date case file on each participant enrolled, which clearly shows the services being provided and employment goals. *Ability to direct CareerForce visitors with online job-search and related activities. *Maintain knowledge of internal data management systems, ensure timely and accurate entry of information into these systems. *Responsible to review, understand, and implement program and grant plans and procedures. *Authorize and justify the expenditure for support services for individual participants based on their plan and following appropriate policies and procedures for these expenditures. *Effectively utilize training and support budgets for participants. *Conduct initial enrollment interviews for participants, collect necessary personal data and perform assessments. *Administer vocational testing and interpret test results. *Coach and provide employment counseling to participants on issues such as career success skills, interviewing, resume writing, job search techniques and job retention. *Maintain contact with site supervisors, monitor participant s progress, attendance, and payroll procedures while participating in work based learning opportunities. *Notify participants of employment opportunities and conditions of employment. *Build caseload through appropriate recruitment efforts. *Participate in community outreach activities. *Provide reports to agency as necessary. *General familiarity with current social media channels and how to incorporate these channels into job search. CMJTS is proud to be a Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.