Job Developer
SE Works, Inc - Portland, OR

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POSITION: Job Developer

REPORTS TO: Reentry Employment Center Manager
SALARY RANGE: $15 - $18 per hour full benefits

STATUS: Regular, Non-Exempt, Funding Contingent


The Job Developer is responsible for providing targeted employment placement services for juvenile justice involved youth in a Civic Justice Corp program.. This position will target and cultivate potential employers and place youth in successful employment outcomes.


 Research and cultivate relationships with local employers
 Develop employment placements for youth in targeted areas of the labor market
 Assist participants in creating employment plans that identify training and employment goals and specific steps that will result in employment.
 Develop and maintain effective communication and referral linkages with employers, Promote job search and assist in the development of strategies that result in successful job placement.
 Provide support and encouragement to participants as they work to achieve their goals. Assist with problem solving, as necessary.
 Participate in planning, service coordination, and staffing meetings
 Develop and Maintain an employer database
 Utilize the resources of the internal WorkSource Center to promote products to employers such as On the Job Training funding.
 Update participant files in a timely manner.
 Conduct formal employment follow-up activities consisting of progress checks, phone and mail contacts, and visits to job sites.
 Provide support and follow up for participants after successful job placement through regular contact with participants and their employers for at least three months
 Perform other duties as assigned.


 Bachelor’s degree, AA and/or a minimum of two years’ experience with job development. Combination of education and work experience will be considered in lieu of education. Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to use personal vehicle to travel to Clackamas County and throughout Multnomah County is mandatory.
 Preference given to individuals who have moved from a justice involved background and are committed to a pro-social and crime free lifestyle and are experienced working with individuals who have criminal histories, and knowledge of alcohol and drug treatment.
 Demonstrated expertise in assisting individuals to develop employment goals, and providing on-going support as they work to achieve goals.
 Knowledge of area employers, Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with people from diverse backgrounds; familiarity with class and cultural issues.
 The ability to speak, read, and write at a level sufficient to fulfill the duties assigned.
 Knowledge and ability to perform record keeping duties; demonstrated competence in basic computer operations


Completed application packets must include:
 A brief cover letter summarizing why you are qualified for the position
 A resume, no more than two pages in length
 Response to the following supplemental question, no more than one page in length total:
o What strategies would you use to assist a juvenile justice youth with no work history to overcome the challenges he / she may experience in finding employment and maintaining employment. Please articulate the issues the youth may encounter and how you would respond as a Job Developer.
 A list of four references

Closing date: November 23, 2012

No telephone calls or faxes please.

SE Works is an equal opportunity employer. SE Works does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, martial status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by law. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY 503-772-2332.