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Business Service Consultant

Location
Hartford, CT
Job Type
Full-time

The Business Services Specialist is responsible for promoting job search participants to the employer community and liaising with employers to obtain job leads and to identify jobs. This includes working closely with the job search facilitators to ensure the service reflects participants’ needs, abilities and employment goals. As well, the Business Services Specialist will coach, support and monitor search clients in the initial stages of employment and maintain relations with employers. The Business Services Specialist is expected to keep up with changes in the field, have current knowledge of area job market and, together with their colleagues, develop and maintain innovative programming that achieves the highest standards in employment practices and adult education.

Career team is a fast paced and performance driven environment. Business Services Specialist are rewarded for providing best in class services and accelerating clients toward their goals.

DUTIES:

  • Identify and develop job opportunities for a diverse population of TANF clients (Job Seekers). Determine education and skill requirements and employer expectations of Job Seekers.
  • Interview Job Seekers referred by Career Team staff for job placement to determine skills, abilities and job goals.
  • Match Job Seekers with job openings and refer to employing organizations for interview.
  • Establish ongoing relationship with Job Seekers. Follow-up to ensure success in job seeking and job performance to enable job retention as required by the Career Team Funding Source program parameters.
  • Establish ongoing relationship with employers. Follow-up during and after job placement activities to ensure employer satisfaction with job performance of Career Team Funding Source Job Seekers.
  • Participate with Career Team Funding Source staff to enable best services provided to each client. Request additional and/or targeted support activities as needed.
  • Maintain job and employer data banks of information.
  • Maintain client records related to job development and placement activities.
  • Maintain employer records related to job opportunities, placement activities and participant job retention.
  • Utilize internet/social media resources to identify job trends, active sectors and candidate employers.
  • Prepare and present reports of activities and accomplishments.
  • Design, plan and conduct job fairs and other initiatives to enable exposure of Job Seekers to organizations with current and future job opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned by Job Development Supervisor and/or Program Director.
  • SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
  • Three or more years’ experience performing job development or job placement activities.
  • Experience in Career Services and Recruiting considered extremely valuable
  • Associates degree preferred or any combination of training and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the duties as described; verified experience in job placement in either private or public agencies within the last four years; experience working with at-risk populations; experience in public relations and in technical writing is desirable.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employer representatives and Job Seekers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member or a team.
  • 10% travel required
  • Demonstrated experience with internet job banks.
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Detailed knowledge of TANF system preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Hartford, CT

Required education:

  • Associate

Required experience:

  • Job Placement: 2 years
  • Recruiting: 3 years

Required license or certification:

  • Driver's License

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