Posted 3 weeks ago

Career Pathways Specialist

Company: World Relief
Category: Nonprofit, Social Work
Type: Full Time

World Relief has a Career Pathways Specialist position open. As Career Pathways Specialist (CPS) you will work side-by-side with immigrants to discover their career pathway, equip them with needed skills to succeed, and promote entry into employment within their chosen field. The CPS assists immigrants to enter their career of choice by preparing them for vocational training opportunities, finding funding opportunities for training, job coaching, and developing and maintaining connections with a variety of external stakeholders. Essential functions: 

  • Engage with clients in career exploration and collaborating on the development of career pathways plans identifying specific action steps towards end goals.
  • Provide direct assistance with resumes, applications, interviews, job offer paperwork, and ongoing mediation with employers.
  • Satisfying documentation and reporting requirements in accordance with grant standards.
  • Recruit and assess immigrants interested in participating in World Relief’s Career Advancement Course in collaboration with the Education Department.
  • Research employment sectors for job opportunities as well as vocational training opportunities.
  • Develop contacts and relationships with new employers to increase interest in hiring WRC clients as well as maintain and strengthen existing employer relationships.
  • Maintain accurate case files and client notes for program participants.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Family Services and Education Departments to creatively address barriers to self-sufficiency.
  • Coordinate outreach initiatives aimed at providing immigrant communities in the Chicagoland area with information regarding employment and career advancement opportunities, including World Relief’s Career Advancement Course and employment programs.
  • Provide feedback for the continual development of the career advancement programs at World Relief Chicagoland, mainly for World Relief’s Career Advancement Course.
  • Coordinate with churches and volunteers serving WRC clients seeking employment.
  • Attend department and office-wide meetings.