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To apply for any of these positions please send resume and cover letter by email to personnel@employmentstl.org,

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Licensed Counselor

Position Summary:

Employment Connection is a local St. Louis nonprofit agency, seeking a qualified individual to join the Career Services unit in carrying out employment activities. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to assess, diagnose, and implement treatment plans for clients that will empower them to obtain and maintain employment. In particular, client populations may include re-entry efforts for ex-offenders, homeless individuals, high school dropouts, persons with mental health and/or substance abuse challenges and individuals with annual household incomes under $10,000.

Key activities include: Conducts psycho-educational classes, individual or group counseling; participates in treatment team, staff, and professional meetings to discuss client progress; assists in developing community resources for preventive mental health services; prepares and regularly maintains progress notes, case closure, and/or transfer summaries on clients and related duties as required; provides specialized services such as special program coordination, data management and reporting; assists clients, families and/or related program personnel to develop better resources, communication, and impact in areas pertaining to mental health; acts as a liaison between the partner health clinic, agency personnel and/or various committees and programs; assists with recruiting eligible clients; conducts seminars and/or workshops to inform agency clients as well as the larger community about behavioral health problems and services as it relates to the job retention; performs other related duties as required. Bachelor's degree in social work or equivalent experience preferred. Ability to use a computer and reliable transportation are both required for this position. LCSW, LPC or equivalent licensure required. Annualize salary is anticipated to be up to $50,000.

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to personnel@employmentstl.org, preferably in a format recognized easily by Microsoft Office or Adobe Reader.

Career Specialist

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to empower clients with significant barriers to obtain and maintain employment. In particular, client populations may include re-entry efforts for ex-offenders, homeless veterans, high school dropouts, mental health and/or substance abuse challenges, recent immigrants, and individuals with annual household incomes under $10,000. This may involve providing a range of supportive services designed to promote self-sufficiency. Key activities include interviewing clients to assess referral opportunities, determining eligibility criteria, aiding in the formulation of short term and long term goals, maintaining regular contact with clients, assisting in developing access to education, employment, and training, following up on retention of employment, and reporting on progress attained by clients enrolled in the program. Bachelor's degree in social work or equivalent experience preferred. Ability to use a computer and reliable transportation are both required for this position.

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to personnel@employmentstl.org, preferably in a format recognized easily by Microsoft Office or Adobe Reader.

Housing Specialist

Position Summary:

At Employment Connection "Housing Specialist" is the same as "Housing Case Manager"

 

Housing Specialist will possess demonstrated success in developing supportive housing and services that allow homeless persons, including low-income veterans, to live as independently as possible. Assistance is offered to address three overall goals: achieve residential stability, increase skill levels and/or incomes, and obtain greater self-determination (i.e., more influence over decisions that affect their lives).  Will also provide services to prevent homelessness. This may involve providing a range of supportive services designed to promote housing stability, increased income, and greater self-sufficiency among eligible participants. Key activities include interviewing clients to assess referral opportunities, determining eligibility criteria, aiding in the formulation of short term and long term goals, maintaining regular contact with clients, assisting in developing access to education, employment, and training, providing life skills and financial literacy training, and reporting on progress attained by clients enrolled in the program. Bachelor's degree in social work or equivalent experience preferred. Ability to use a computer and reliable transportation are both required. Supervisory experience and/or an interest in program management a plus to help backup other roles in the housing unit as needed.

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to personnel@employmentstl.org, preferably in a format recognized easily by Microsoft Office or Adobe Reader.

Executive Assistant

Employment Connection is seeking an Executive Assistant reporting directly to the CEO and Executive Vice-President/COO, and secondarily providing administrative support to the management team and Board of Directors in a well-organized and timely manner.

Responsibilities: Serving as a key point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the CEO and Executive Vice-President/COO. Organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts. Manages CEO’s calendar and makes company-wide travel arrangements. Maintains funding database, and provides key financial support to Director of Finance and accounting staff. Take dictation and minutes and accurately enter data. Produce reports, presentations, and briefs. Develop and carry out an efficient documentation and electronic filing system, and other strategic duties as assigned. Assists with the technological needs of the agency and provides technical assistance to staff regarding the use of technological devices including agency computers and cellular devices.

Requirements: 5 years experience or executive level assistance (preferred). Full comprehension of office management systems and procedures. Excellent knowledge of MS Office. Exemplary planning and time management skills. Up-to-date with advancements in office equipment and applications. Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload. High-level verbal and written communication skills. Ability to be discrete and confidential.

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to personnel@employmentstl.org, preferably in a format recognized easily by Microsoft Office or Adobe Reader.

Grants Manager

Employment Connection, a local St. Louis nonprofit agency, seeks qualified individuals interested in filling the role of a Grants Manager. Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, business administration, English, social work, or equivalent fields required. Ability to use a computer and reliable transportation are both required for this position.
 

The ideal applicant would possess one to three years of experience with grant writing (government grants experience preferred) for nonprofit organizations and be interested in growing into a development role that may include volunteer coordination, community relations, annual report writing, public speaking, fundraising, special events, Board engagement, program evaluation, and web/social media presence. The most important computer skills include word processing, spreadsheets, email, desktop publishing and CRM. Experience with NEON and Instrumentl preferred. This position will work under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. The best candidate will be able to work independently and bring a sense of initiative and self-sufficiency to the role. The person filling this position must be comfortable interfacing with all levels and functions of a nonprofit organization, both programmatically and administratively.
 

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to personnel@employmentstl.org, preferably in a format recognized easily by Microsoft Office or Adobe Reader. As with many area employers, we receive a large volume of responses and appreciate each submission, but we cannot promise to personally respond to each one. This is a minority-friendly employer. EOE M/F/D/V. Exempt position.
 

Beginning Salary Range: $40,000 to $50,000.

Manager of Green Jobs

The Manager of Green Jobs manages one or more major program functions within the program services of the Employment Connections. This role manages client recruitment, training and job placement and follow-up.

The purpose of this position is to develop a green jobs training program that will support operations and maintenance of green infrastructure (GI) BMPs and community green spaces, including but not limited to the future Green Schoolyard pilot project at Froebel Elementary. The Manager of Green Jobs will work with The Nature Conservancy, Missouri Department of Conservation, organizations of the St. Louis Green Community Workforce Group, potential funders, and other community stakeholders, including neighborhood CDCs and neighborhood associations, to support the growth of local green jobs and green jobs training in the St. Louis region. 

Learn more about the Manager of Green Jobs position here.

Violence Prevention Program Positions

Manager of Violence Prevention Services

The Manager of Violence Prevention Services will lead the implementation of our Violence Prevention Program by overseeing client cases, assisting clients with acquiring services, and pursuing grant funding to maintain the Violence Prevention Program in Peabody Darst Webbe and LaSalle Park.

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Community Engagement Specialists

Community Engagement Specialists will assist in implementing our Violence Prevention Program in the Peabody Darst Webbe and LaSalle Park neighborhoods by facilitating conflict mediation services.

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Outreach Worker

The Outreach Worker will assist in implementing our Violence Prevention Program by engaging with high-risk individuals in the Peabody Darst Webbe and LaSalle Park neighborhoods to help reduce gun violence and other conflicts.

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Cure Violence Positions

Second chance - Felon Friendly Employer

Violence Interrupter

Cooldown emotions, prevent retaliation, solve on-going conflicts & support communities.

Outreach Worker

Track violence, develop relationships and help change behaviors.

Qualifications:

All applicants must be respected and trusted in the Wells-Goodfellow/Hamilton Heights or Dutchtown neighborhoods and have experience working with at-risk youth and/or members of street organizations.

As with many area employers, we receive a large volume of responses and appreciate each submission, but we cannot promise to personally respond to each one.

This is a minority-friendly employer. EOE M/F/D/V.