Workforce development specialist
The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network)

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Post Date: Mar 19, 2020
Job Type: Part Time
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Location: US - New York - Hempstead
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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST CENTER FOR TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE
Part Time/Grant Funded Position
The Interfaith Nutrition Network, Inc. (The INN) is a 501c3 not for profit organization located in Hempstead, NY which has been addressing hunger and homelessness on Long Island for over 35 years. The INN operates the Mary Brennan INN, Long Island’s largest soup kitchen and the Center for Transformative Change, an innovative service center that works directly with individuals challenged by joblessness and homelessness. In addition, The INN operates Emergency Homeless Shelters and a variety of housing programs which help to address Long Island’s housing crisis. We are currently involved in program expansion activities aimed at assisting the community to access both employment training and health care services.
Thanks to a two-year grant funded by Bank of America, The INN is currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated Workforce Development Specialist for the Center for Transformative Change (CTC). Anticipated work schedule is 3 days per week. The ideal candidate can participate effectively in a fast-paced team-oriented environment
to perform the following functions:
• Conduct assessments of INN guests who are seeking employment to identify strengths/weaknesses and potential.
• Identify employers who may be interested in hiring and match guests with employers;
• Assist guests with creating successful resumes.
• Organize and promote hiring events.
• Advocate with employers for guests who may have issues with background checks or history of
mental health/substance abuse issues.
• Encourage/assist guests to access TASC programs and/or other employment training or
support programs such as Access-VR, BOCES, Nassau Community College.
• Work with INN volunteers to cultivate tutoring opportunities and coaching/mentoring services;
• Assist guests with understanding the basics of navigating employment benefits, tax withholding,
time clocks and workplace etiquette.
• Participate as part of the CTC team to assist guests with employment-related support such as
transportation, business attire, budgeting and impact of employment on government benefits
being received by some guests.
• Utilize resources such as the Apricot Case Management system and/or other methods of
tracking and reporting results.
• Provide periodic reporting on programmatic results.
• Participate in the exploration of partnerships or collaborations which may offer potential
employment/employment training opportunities for INN guests.
Must possess relevant experience in human resources/recruitment, employment training/coaching or related area. Excellent technical, interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of five years administrative experience.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. If you have the passion and skills to succeed in this highly visible position, please send resume and salary requirements to:
Drodrigues@the-inn.org or by mail:
Human Resources, The INN, 211 Fulton Ave. Hempstead, NY 11550/Fax 516-486-8105