Under the direction of the CSGB/FSACE Sr. Program Coordinator, the Vocational Program Specialist is responsible for conducting functions and activities for CSBG/FSACE training and educational programs. Other duties in this position will include conducting outreach initiatives in assigned region; and identify families and individuals within the service delivery area who need vocational training, case management and other services that will help them reach self-sufficiency. The Vocational Program Specialist will also coordinate the development of external resources to meet customer needs; and conduct review and progress analysis of students enrolled in training and educational programs.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Responsible for conducting outreach within the assigned region to recruit and enroll families and individuals in CSBG/FSACE service programs.
Assists in program recruitment, conduct intakes, case manage all families and individuals as required, maintain case files, utilize appropriate tracking methods to report activity, including DCA Tracking Logs and checkbooks, conduct follow-up per work program instructions.
Conducts presentations, onsite intake and eligibility screenings at vocational schools and educational facilities.
Coordinates with the finance department at vocational schools to determine financial assistance level needed for program participants and perform follow up activities to ascertain client employment status.
Prepares weekly service reports and other reports that correspond to job responsibilities.
Participates in regular staffing meetings and trainings as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must possess and maintain an applicable Illinois Driver License and Auto Insurance that meets the State requirement. Travel throughout suburban Cook County. Candidate must have regular access to an automobile;
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college of university, or equivalent experience.
Minimum of three years of experience in community and direct service work preferred.
Ability to handle high levels case management and solid case noting skills required.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.Experience working with low-income diverse populations.
Knowledge of available student financial resources
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 9, 2018
One of the largest private, non-profit Community Action Agencies in the country, CEDA serves more than 500,000 Cook County residents annually. Thirty programs and services are offered in the areas of children and family services, community and economic development, education, emergency assistance, employment and training, energy conservation and services, health and nutrition, housing and senior services. It is CEDA's mission to empower individuals, families and communities in attaining self-sufficiency. CEDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer