Community Outreach Specialist

Res-Care, Inc. Silver City, NM
Job Description


Title: Community Outreach Specialist

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: Workforce Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Community Outreach Specialist.

Are you passionate about helping others? Dont miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.

Community Outreach Specialist Responsibilities

Coordinates all outreach activities for the workforce center to engage participants in education, employment and training services provided through the center.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

* Works with management to establish outreach and recruitment targets and plans.

* Directly conducts and/or coordinates all activities in the plan with Team Members.

* Identifies referral organizations and establishes methodologies for making appropriate referral to the program.

* Establishes strong relationships with potential referral partners and maintains regular contact for purposes of providing program information and updates and soliciting referrals.

* Conducts community outreach to identify and engage potential program participants in program activities.

* Makes presentations about the program to community groups, churches, social service organization staff and their participants to promote enrollment.

* Tracks and reports on all activities and status of pipeline of potential enrollees.

* Trains and supports center staff on messaging to potential participants seeking center services.

* Assists team members with coordinating on-site hiring events and job fairs.

* Assists team members with coordinating special events.

* Additional duties as assigned.

Specific Requirements

* Knowledgeable of business, community and current economic environment for the local area.

* Knowledge of effective marketing and community outreach techniques and strategies.

* Strong presentation skills with public speaking experience. and demonstrated ability to communicate with people from diverse cultures and customs.

* Ability to plan and organize workflow.

* Strong organizational/administrative skills.

* Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

* Demonstrated customer service skills.

* Familiarity with the communities being served, with knowledge and understanding of local needs and resources.

* Demonstrated knowledge of labor market trends.

* Friendly, professional demeanor.

* Demonstrated computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software programs.

* Workforce development experience preferred.

* Must have a good driving record, current driver license and own automobile including driving insurance and registration to perform these duties.


* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent work experience in business, marketing, customer service or recruiting.

Additional Information

This will be a temporary position through 12/31/2018.


In addition to meeting your passion for making a difference in people's lives and career advancement, opportunities you may also be offered:

* Competitive pay based on experience

* Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits

* Suite of voluntary insurance options

* 401(k)

* Paid Time Off

* Holidays

* Performance incentives

* Company Discount Purchasing Program

* Cell phone Service

* Ford and Chrysler Automobiles

* Furniture

* Appliances

* Staples discounts

* Employee Assistance Program

* Legal Assistance Program

* Tuition Reimbursement

Don't miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you assist people to reach their highest level of independence.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.