Posted 6 days ago

Rapid Rehousing Employment Specialist

Company: DuPage Pads
Category: Professional Services


Type: Full Time

DuPage Pads is seeking a Rapid Rehousing Employment Specialist to join their team. This position is responsible for preparing participants enrolled in the Rapid Rehousing programs to seek, obtain, and retain employment. This position is also responsible for networking with area businesses and industries to identify appropriate job opportunities near rapid rehousing apartment locations, provide job development and placement strategies, facilitate employment curriculum to provide ongoing support services; and serving as a liaison between the program and the job site. Some responsibilities are listed below. For full details about the position and instructions how to apply, click HERE.

  • Operates within the DuPagePads Core Values, which supports providing care in accordance with the Trauma Informed Policy and Practices of the Agency.
  • Assist with the screening, application, and assessment process for prospective workforce participants; ensuring the participants are fully committed to invest the time and apply the proper priority to program participation.
  • Conduct regular visits in client homes across the county to assist participants with their employment and educational goals.
  • Establish career goals in collaboration with participants and their respective case managers.
  • Provide and facilitate employment workshops and training for job readiness and job retention. Be flexible to provide in-person workshops at locations near participant homes or in virtual formats.
  • Provide accessibility and linkages to community-based education and training programs courses.
  • Network with area business and associations to identify and advocate for appropriate job opportunities for program participants.
  • Develop partnerships with businesses, industries, government and employment agencies to secure appropriate employment opportunities near and around participants’ residences.