Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington is a Non-profit, Community Action Agency (CAP) organization providing Community Services through federal, state and local agencies. Locations include Mt. Vernon, Moses Lake, Pasco, Sunnyside, Ellensburg, Seattle, Wenatchee, Omak and Yakima.
Our Mission is to promote human services, economic development, and affordable housing. We have been providing education and employment support to communities since 1971.
Our vision is to assist families with life's challenges.
We are proud to employ a diverse workforce to deliver job training in communities where the need is great.
It is the policy of OIC to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their marital status, race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.
OIC of Washington is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids/services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For TTY relay, call 1-800-833-6388.
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Yakima Program Specialist 2 (E&T) (Full Time)
Select Location: Yakima
This professional level, full-time position is responsible for the delivery of the National Farmworker Jobs Program in the assigned communities. The Program Specialist 2 is responsible for providing outreach and recruitment efforts to the migrant and seasonal farmworker community by attending community events, scheduling meetings at places of employment. This position is also responsible preparing clients for their future employment by assisting them with the skills and tools needed to achieve better career opportunities. The Program Specialist 2 will conduct the required assessments, provide counseling, education, employment preparation, job development and related services to eligible participants. Establishes a high-quality professional relationship with OIC participants, businesses, community partners, and employers to meet the program goals and objectives. Ensures services to clients are provided in a manner which is aligned with the OIC of WA mission ensuring all communication is done in a positive and compassionate manner.
Our generous benefits package includes:
LTD and STD
Retirement (OIC of WA contribution)
403b employee contribution
Paid Time Off (PTO)
11 Paid Holidays
Agency Wide Training
Agency Wide Community Events
- Provide ongoing outreach efforts throughout the assigned region to provide farmworker families, community organizations and other public and private human service providers, with information about the program to generate referrals.
- Interpret and apply knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and provisions in providing employment and training services to eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families.
- Complete an intake interview for potential participants both in person and via telephone to determine eligibility for program services.
- Enroll persons who fully meet eligibility requirements and can provide required documentation into appropriate program services, completing intake forms and getting required documentation.
- Refer ineligible persons to other appropriate service providers, maintaining documentation of the referral.
- Assess the barriers and support service needs of all members of the family unit and make referrals to appropriate providers.
- Assess skills; aptitudes; interests; short- and long-term education; training and career goals; conduct testing, and develop an agreed upon Individual Employment Plan (IEP) for enrolled participants.
- Provide participants with individual and/or group career and job search counseling, including interviewing techniques, resume preparation, labor market information, job retention skills and job development/referral services.
- Monitor, review, and document the progress of each participant in meeting the objectives of the IEP. Periodically meet on site with the program participant and training providers to determine training progress, ensure contract compliance, and resolve any problems.
- Act as liaison for OIC with other organizations and service providers to provide mutual support and generate close working relationships.
- Contact employers throughout the assigned region to negotiate and secure on-the-job training; work experience; try-out employment, and other core training agreements, and to develop job placement opportunities.
- Negotiate and secure classroom training partnerships with training institutions, including community colleges, technical colleges, school districts and other basic and vocational skills training providers throughout the assigned region.
- Other duties as assigned.
- BA degree in Social Services
- 2 years of experience in Social Services
- 2 years in providing direct client supportive services
- A combination of education and experience in lieu of educational requirements
Wage: $20.57 per hour