IJP Employment Specialist
SE Works, Inc. - Portland, OR

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SE Works is currently recruiting for an Employment Specialist for our Individualized Job Placement (IJP) service for ex-offenders. This position is located in Washington County at the Beaverton Hillsboro WorkSource Center . The position serves individuals who have been recently released from incarceration and are committed to obtaining and maintaining employment.

Knowledge and Qualifications §

Degree in Social Work, Education, or related field; however a combination of education and work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. §

A minimum of two years' experience in workforce development, community justice, human services or a related field. §

Preference given to individuals who are experience working with participants who have criminal histories. §

Demonstrated expertise in assisting individuals to develop employment, training, and supportive service plans, and providing on-going support as they work to achieve employment goals. §

Knowledge of area employers training providers, human service agencies, and community groups is a plus. §

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. §

Experience and knowledge of data systems. §

Must have a valid driver's license and willing to use personal vehicle.

SE Works is committed to employing those with past criminal histories who are committed to a pro-social and crime free lifestyle and we encourage individuals with backgrounds to apply.

Complete application packets MUST include:

  • Brief cover letter summarizing why you are qualified for this position.
  • Resume —no more than two pages in length.
  • Response to the following question no more than one page in length:
  • What strategies would you use to assist an individual to overcome the challenges he or she may experience while looking for work with a criminal background. Please give examples of what the issues might be and how you would respond.

  • List three references (one must be a direct or former supervisor-references will NOT be contacted unless an employment offer is pending).
  • SE Works, Inc is a equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by law.

    Closing date : 5:00 pm Wednesday February 27, 2013

    Send complete application packet to : hr@seworks.org



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