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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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DOCY Program Manager

Employment Connection is seeking a Program Manager to drive the work of this new initiative forward in the Greater Dutchtown area of South St. Louis. The Dutchtown Opportunity Coalition for Youth (DOCY) Program Manager will ensure smooth operations and implementation of the strategic vision for the initiative. The role requires experience in stakeholder engagement, a passion for education, knowledge of community engagement practices as well as a commitment to improving the lives of youth.

The Program Manager will lead a small team responsible for driving the work of DOCY forward, supporting day-to-day administration, day-to-day communications, community engagement, data functions, fund development and advisory committee development. The Program Manager is primarily responsible for ensuring the implementation and on-going operations of the initiative.

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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.