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Employment Specialist (Remote in Iowa)

Company: Molina Healthcare
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryMolina Healthcare is hiring for an Employment Specialist in Iowa. The Employment Specialist assists members with connections to new employment opportunities or workforce development programs to secure stable employment. Collaborates with community rehabilitation providers and establishes relationships with provider agencies to identify temporary and permanent work options.Candidates must be located in Iowa. This role is a liaison for our members who are unemployed or under employed. Highly qualified candidates will have knowledge of Molinas member population along with experience connecting the public with appropriate jobs within the community. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Establishes connections with businesses for program development to create job opportunities
  • Engages directly with enrolled members to assist with connection to new employment opportunities or workforce development programs to help them secure stable employment
  • Establishes connections with workforce development programs promoting collaboration and support to providers and agencies, increasing job placements of enrolled members
  • Assists local governments in planning and development efforts, including development of projects, identification of funding sources, and tracking projects to completion.
  • Establishes relationships with provider agencies to identify types of temporary work options and assists teams in referring job candidates to these work programs.
  • Collaborates and provides technical training and support with community rehabilitation providers with paid vocational programs and establishes this component as an operational work opportunity (transition to competitive employment).
  • Educates employers about the abilities of the member population.
  • Investigates longer-term incentives to increase training, employment and development opportunities for the member population reducing unemployment/underemployment.
  • Prepares and submits required documents and reports accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Occasional travel within the state with little to no overnight stays.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    JOB QUALIFICATIONSRequired Education: Bachelor's degree in public policy, health, social work, or related fieldRequired Experience
    • Minimum three year of experience in the field of Mental Health, Public Health, Public Policy and/or healthcare as a Social worker, Counselor, or similar position.
    • Knowledge and experience with community-based organizations and employment training and placement agencies.
    • Experience in conflict management in the work setting, preferably healthcare.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Product Suite
      Preferred License, Certification, Association
      • LSW Licensed Social Worker
      • Certified Community Health Worker
      • Certified Supportive Employment Specialist
        PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Working environment is generally favorable and lighting andtemperature are adequate.Work isgenerallyperformed in anofficeenvironment inwhichthere isonlyminimalexposure to unpleasant and/or hazardousworking conditions.Musthave the abilityto sit for longperiods. Reasonable accommodationsmay bemade toenable individuals with disabilitiestoperformtheessential function.To all current Molina employees: If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply through the intranet job listing.Molina Healthcare offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. Molina Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/D/V.#LI-TR1 #PJHPOPay Range: $18.85 - $36.75 an hour* *Actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level.

Keywords: Molina Healthcare, Council Bluffs , Employment Specialist (Remote in Iowa), Human Resources , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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