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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Job Description

Program Specialist 1 - Sunnyside  (Full Time)
Select Location: Sunnyside

Department: National Farm Workers Jobs Program

Position Overview:

Assists Regional Manager in improving the economic and educational status of eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. Will provide assessments, employment preparation, job development and related services to eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families in a positive and compassionate manner. Provide support services to OIC clients. Establish a high-quality relationship with OIC clients, business and community partners and employers to be able to meet the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) goals and objectives.

 

We have a generous benefits package:

Medical

Dental

Vision

LTD and STD

EAP

Retirement

403b employee contribution

Paid Time Off (PTO)

11 Paid Holidays

Tuition Reimbursement

Agency Wide Training

Agency Wide Community Events

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • 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 NFJP 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;
  • 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. 
  • Act as liaison for OIC with other organizations and service providers to provide mutual support and generate close working relationships;
  • Perform appropriate follow-up to verify job retention;
  • Follow up on effectiveness and appropriateness of services provided through referral of participants’ family members who are not enrolled in the NFJP program;
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive case files for each participant, to include IEP, training evaluations, counseling notes, on-site monitoring reports and all other forms and reports, pertaining to the participant;
  • Complete the caseload objectives assigned by the Regional Manager and immediately report any problems in meeting those objectives;
  • Maintain accurate and complete participant’s files;
  • Work in close cooperation with other Employment and Training Representatives to provide case/participant management support as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Wage: $18.84 per hour

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