Workplace Success OJT Specialist (37.5 hrs/wk)
|Title||Workplace Success OJT Specialist (37.5 hrs/wk)|
|Categories||Economic & Workforce Development-NHEP/WPS|
|Location||Manchester, Central NH & Seacoast|
The On-The-Job Training (OJT) Specialist provides professional job development and placement services to NH Employment Program (NHEP) participants identified by the NHEP Teams and Combined Service Program (CSP) staff; develops OJT opportunities in the business and non-profit sectors leading to stable unsubsidized employment; and provides job retention & customer follow-up services to OJT participants and their employers. The OJT Specialist will assist all CSP staff and NHEP Employment Counselor Specialists in their efforts to develop OJT opportunities in local communities and/or place NHEP clients directly into unsubsidized jobs using creative marketing and job matching approaches. OJTs may be developed on an individual client basis or as part of an employer-based Customized Training effort. The OJT Specialist will provide coverage for or, as appropriate, assume the role of the Community Job Specialists (CJS) to develop and place participants in temporary Work Experience Program (WEP) volunteer opportunities.
Works under the direct supervision of the NHEP Program Operations Manager.
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Human Resources, or related field. Minimum two (2) years’ experience in career counseling, recruiting candidates, marketing to employers and job development with demonstrated placement success, and preferably some experience working with low income families. Experience in job task analysis and sales work a plus. Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team setting and with multiple partner organizations in a fast-paced environment. Solid computer skills in Microsoft office suite. Must be willing to travel to employer sites within an assigned territory. Candidates with an Associate’s degree in the previous disciplines and with at least 4 years’ experience in the areas identified below may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree with the approval of the DFA Contract Administrator.
All aspects of OJT contract writing and invoicing processes
Marketing the OJT program to local businesses and non-profit organizations in demand occupational areas to engage as NHEP OJT sites.
Arranging interviews with OJT employers for NHEP participants;
Preparing and executing detailed and accurate OJT contracts with employers according to NHEP, NHES, and DOL expectations and regulations.
Becoming versed in WIOA OJT contract development standards and work collaboratively with WIOA counselors to ensure seamless transition into negotiated WIOA co-funded OJTs.
Monitoring client progress at the OJT work site and act as a liaison to resolve any work performance issues or address any supportive services needs to overcome client job barriers.
Communication with the NHEP Employment Counselor to address any client barriers requiring support services and to address any remedial action or sanctions needed to correct client behavior or performance issues experienced by the OJT employer.
Reviewing monthly employer OJT evaluations to ensure effective OJT client match to the site and conduct follow-up calls with employers.
Providing assistance to the NHEP Employment Counselor in preparing the client to transition from an unsuccessful OJT activity into other countable NHEP work activities to ensure continued client engagement.
Remaining in contact and maintaining positive relationships with past employers who have used the OJT program to continue to meet their hiring needs.
Preparing required documentation and reports (e.g., referral placement activity reports, employer contact logs and new business development, Monthly OJT Report, OJT Pipeline Report, etc.)
Providing temporary coverage, as appropriate, and performs the duties of the Community Job Specialist (CJS) in designated area(s).
Southern New Hampshire Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer