Job Developer - Workforce Specialist (Full-time)

Salvation Army USA Buffalo, NY

The Salvation Army is hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do the most good in their own community.

The Employment Services Program has an opening for a full-time Job Developer - Workforce Development Specialist. This position will provide training, instruction, life skills, and employment related activities to assist individuals in reaching their goal of permanent employment.

The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:• Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time• Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)• Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles• Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life• Flexible Spending Accounts• Remitted Tuition program• Sprint and Verizon Wireless Discounts• Eligible Student Loans may qualify for the Federal Government's Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


* Assist with all aspects of the Employment Services program under the direction of the department Director and Employment Readiness Trainer. This includes but is not limited to: marketing, information sharing, report writing, billing, statistical gathering and other duties in order to carry out and enhance program objectives.

* Maintain case record documentation and resume' preparation in compliance with Agency and contract requirements.

* Provide training and instruction in computer literacy, resume' writing, job applications, employment readiness and interview techniques.

* Develop and update resumes, cover letters and reference sheets.

* Research and develop appropriate curriculum as needed.

* Create various employment related forms, policies, documentation and data bases.

* Complete employment updates and verifications forms.

* Provide intake and assessment as needed.

* Provide supervision to clients while they are on the premises.

* Gather job leads from available sources and post-employment opportunities daily/weekly.

* Assist with all programmatic aspects of the Employment Services Department.

* Provide advocacy for mandated services as needed.

* Advocate and initiate process for cases requiring referrals to other sources.

* Provide workshops and information sessions individually and in group settings.

* Maintain program fidelity at all times and as required.

* Maintain up-to-date and accurate statistical reports, classroom timesheets, mileage records and other data as required.

* Attend training sessions as provided.

* Attend community coalitions as appropriate.

* Participate in internal case reviews.

* Establish partnerships with and develop and maintain a list of employers.

* Attend Job Fairs with clients (city, county, local)

* Will be responsible for all aspects related to the assignment, supervision, evaluation and reporting of Workfare clients.

* Attend and participate in Agency staff meetings.

* Exhibit fiscal responsibility.

* Responsible to acquire up-to-date research on relevant social work practices (four synopses per year).

* Participate in all other duties and activities as requested or assigned.


* Bachelor's degree with three to five years of related experience.

* Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

* Experience working with diverse populations and job placement criteria.

* Valid NYS Driver license that meets The Salvation Army insurance requirements.

* Bilingual-Spanish helpful.