Administrative Support, Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training
4 Year Degree
The Admissions Specialist is responsible for the recruitment and intake processes for individuals who are accepted into the Cara enterprise with an emphasis on Cleanslate recruitment. This position assesses individuals for eligibility through telephone screenings, one-on-one interviews, scheduling drug testing and obtaining criminal background checks. The Admissions Specialist plays a critical role within the organization by engaging prospective participants and staff to enroll individuals into the Cara enterprise while both assessing for and instilling motivation in the candidates. The Admissions Specialist assesses and prepares individuals for Cara and Cleanslate, and operates within a team structure to transition individuals into the program.
Admissions Specialist Responsibilities:
Uphold Cara’s mission and values
Identify new referral sources and manage existing referral partner relationships
Work closely with job placement team to strategically source for hiring trends while considering both the skills and barriers of prospective candidates
Conduct face-to-face interviews with individuals referred to the Cara and Cleanslate
Conduct telephone screenings to determine eligibility for individuals referred to the program: if eligible, schedule interview; if ineligible, make appropriate referrals
Recruit and track individuals for specific industry training, our social enterprise businesses, and certain grant requirements
Meet retention goals of candidates through day one of programming
Maintain accurate drug testing schedule and update files as results are returned
Submit requests for criminal background searches and update files as results are returned
Update and maintain accurate electronic candidate files, orientation rosters, and class rosters, in our system built on a Salesforce platform
Maintain an accurate daily schedule of recruitment interviews and site visits
Represent Cara sand Cleanslate at relevant community engagements for sourcing and brand awareness
Develop a pool of qualified candidates in advance of need
Communicate with managers and colleagues regularly to establish rapport, gauge morale, and source new candidate leads.
Maintain regular contact with possible future candidates
Bachelor’s degree and/or at least 3 years of professional experience.
2 or more years of experience providing career counseling preferred.
Demonstrated work history of resourcefulness, organization and problem solving.
High energy and ability to engage others towards a common goal.
Strong work ethic and business acumen with ability to excel in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment.
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook and ability to meet documentation deadlines.
Experience working in for-profit sector.
Experience working with an economically disadvantaged population, ideally in a coaching capacity.
Cara is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 3127983339
The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success.