Working directly with faculty at the Center for Learning and Health (CLH), adjunct faculty members, and senior staff to help low-income adults with barriers to the workforce find and keep competitive employment that is consistent with their vocational goals. Some local travel during workday hours is required.
Work with low-income clients who have histories of drug addiction.
Establish collaborative relationships directed toward helping the client gain employment in community settings.
Help clients think about long-term employment goals, work history, strengths, personal culture, justice involvement, and other factors that relate to a current vocational goal.
Develop an individual employment plan with the client. Discuss client's plan for disclosing information regarding criminal history, if applicable. Update the employment plan when there is a change in employment or education status.
Assist clients in learning how their benefits (e.g., social security benefits) will be affected by earned income.
Conduct job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests of the clients.
Help clients with career development including finding jobs that are more desirable, and helping with education and training programs that are available to the general public.
Conduct weekly employer contacts to learn about businesses and employer needs, to talk about specific clients who are looking for work, and to talk about employer services offered by our employment program.
Provide individualized follow-along supports to assist clients in maintaining employment. Attend weekly meetings with Director, faculty and research program manager to report on client progress and performance.