Employment Specialist

Company Details

Women In Need


The Employment Specialist is responsible for providing employment services, ranging from job preparation to retention, for Win clients. In collaboration with local job training and placement agencies, this individual will partner with clients to obtain competitive employment opportunities in New York City. He/she will promote and provide resources to meet clients’ educational and financial objectives.


  • Provide individualized employment assistance to clients, including interviewing techniques, résumé writing, job applications, and other employment services.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with potential and existing employers.
  • Assist clients in exploring employment opportunities to secure and maintain gainful employment.
  • Collaborate in the planning and execution of special events including job fairs organized by Win.
  • Refer clients to training programs based on client’s goals and experience.
  • Ensure linkages with the New York State Department of Education, vocational training, and educational programs for Win clients.
  • Access clients’ educational goals (i.e. obtaining High School Equivalency Diploma or College Diploma)
  • Recruit clients for on-site Computer Skills and Job Readiness Training Program.
  • Provide one-on-one and group financial literacy sessions and wealth creation workshops to promote financial independence.
  • Document all client work in confidential electronic record.
  • Collaborate with all transitional housing departments, including Case Managers, Client Care Coordinators, and Housing Coordinators to ensure that goals, metrics, and best practices are met.


  • BA/BS required plus two (2) years of successful practical experience in job placement and career coaching with adults; or AA/AS degree with (4-5) years of relevant experience.
  • Previous experience working in a social services setting focusing on with homeless families a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with potential employers and individuals to develop appropriate services for adult clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency Microsoft Suite.
  • Bilingual- English/Spanish a plus.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location

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