Talent Development Specialist - Altus, OK in Altus, OK at ResCare

Date Posted: 3/12/2018

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Job Description


Title: Talent Development Specialist - Altus, OK

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 Talent Development Specialist - Altus, OK.

Are you passionate about helping others? Don’t 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.

Talent Development Specialist - Altus, OK Responsibilities

Provides pre and post-employment services to assist participants in gaining and/or retaining employment and initiating a career path leading to self-sufficiency.  Works with participants to evaluate customers’ past skill assessments and update as necessary. Administers and evaluates in-depth assessment instruments. Assess supports necessary to succeed on the job and to increase wages. Provides re-employment services to ensure the participant remains employed. Provides/facilitates workshops in job keeping and life management skills

Provides support in decision to keep existing job, while also identifying and pursuing future career goals. Provides one-on-one
individual coaching in current job and activities outlined in skill development plan. Arranges supportive services as needed. Arranges and develops individual employment plans to include training services when necessary. Develops partnerships with employers. Facilitates and provides re-employment activities. Arranges on-site mentoring for customers by co-workers. Develops partnerships,
in order to promote problem solving, job retention, and advancements. Other duties as assigned

  • Provide case management to customers at the appropriate level
  • Interview customers to gather information on training needs, educational background, work experience, skills interest and eligibility
  • Verify eligibility for program services
  • Assist customers with identifying employment goals and career development needs, and developing achievable and realistic services and employment plans
  • Monitor customers progress during participation in appropriate activities
  • Assist customers with job placement
  • Provide follow-up after job placement to ensure job retention and the elimination of barriers that may impede job retention
  • Authorize and coordinate supportive services such as clothing, child care, transportation, counseling, etc. and track obligations of funds
  • Authorize and coordinate training services and track obligations of funds
  • Assist customers in working with other community and social service organizations by serving as an advocate
  • Ensure case record documentation is current, accurate, thorough and complaint with established policies and procedures
  • Prepare reports related to program activities
  • Maintain existing linkages to community resources and develop new ones to further the goals of the program and the success of customers
  • Conduct outreach to build, maintain, and enhance relationships with employers
  • Coordinate with other Workforce Center staff when working with employers, Chambers of Commerce, local non-profits and social service agencies
  • Work actively with businesses to identify job opportunities, alternative work and training initiatives
  • Enlist cooperation of community and business leaders to increase awareness of available workforce services in the community
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Specific Requirements

  • B.A. in counseling, social science or related field preferred.
  • Two years of work experience combining elements of job placement, training, and counseling.
  • Ability to interact positively with a variety of job seeker clients, including those with barriers to employment.
  • Ability to maintain an intensive interviewing schedule.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations relating toemployment and training programs.
  • General knowledge of a variety of job specific skills and firm knowledge of appropriate employment “soft skills”. 
  • Knowledge of job development, placement and employment search and retention processes, and a working knowledge of workforce development programs and the local business community is desirable.
  • Must be able to coordinate services for participants with multiple barriers and with private sector businesses.
  • Must possess demonstrated effectiveness in customer service and be able to work independently under general
    supervision, and as a member of a team.
  • Must be able to work comfortably in a variety of employment settings appropriate to the population.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.

Additional Information

Key Responsibilities • Manages a caseload of participants & provides counseling & mentoring. • Assesses participant competencies, work history, educational attainment, skills & abilities; identifies challenges to finding employment & prompts them to find solutions. • Conducts regular ongoing individual meetings w/participants for job search, education, job retention, and/or job readiness. • Completes an individualized overview of available services and works w/participant to create an employment plan for short & long-term goals. • Maintains information about area resources & employers. • Ensures participant accountability & attendance; tracks & maintains employment retention goals. • Provides government agencies with prompt notification that a participant has lost or reduced hours of employment. • Maintains scheduled, periodic contact with participants in a variety of locations to assess job retention/advancement issues. • Provides information to participants on available training and/or jobs that will lead to advancement. • Assumes central responsibility for participants achieving self-sufficiency by monitoring progress throughout the program cycle, beginning w/referral & continuing through retention & advancement efforts. • Prepares, organizes & maintains accurate, updated infor in both electronic & paper participant files reflecting the entire history of a prog participant including log of supportive services issued. • Provides case mgmt with a focus on helping customers to prepare for employment that leads to self-sufficiency. • Facilitates customer access to training, education, & employment services, as well as job-specific information; provide case management to customers at the appropriate level. This job does require travel to the Clinton,OK office 2 days per wk - aprox 150 miles round trip


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.

1115 N SPURGEON ST , ALTUS, OK 73521-2507 USA 


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