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Who We Are
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose goal is to assist our residents and communities with the groundwork they need, not only to survive, but also to thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services.
Job Summary
The Employment Specialist will be responsible for providing employment placement, retention, and career laddering services to participants and graduates of the Career Pathways programs. The individual in this position will effectively connect education to employment outcomes and engage employer partners to directly link graduates to open job positions.
PPLs work readiness and job training programs at the PPL Learning Center help individuals increase their opportunities for economic advancement. Our integrated services focus on helping each individual overcome their barriers to employment and job retention.
Additional responsibilities include:
Assisting participants and graduates with resume writing, interviewing, job search, and other employment related activities
Facilitate classroom workshops/sessions aimed at enhancing marketable skills
Help participants navigate the post-secondary education system including financial aid, academic counseling, career exploration and student support services
Minimum Requirements
BA/BS in Human Services, Sociology, Social Work or a related field
A minimum of 3 years of experience in workforce development, non-profit or other human services field
Strong knowledge of local market trends, community programs and resources, and the post-secondary education system
Experience in job readiness activities with economically disadvantaged populations
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook
Reliable transportation, valid drivers license and ability to pass a motor vehicle background check
Benefits: Benefits will include Health & Dental; Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, Employer Paid Life Insurance; Voluntary Life Insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA); PTO & Paid Holidays; 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match.
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. is an AA/EEO employer.