Employment Specialist – Youth Program job vacancy in Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. – Jobs in Minnesota

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Job Details
Company Name : Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc.
Company Location : Willmar, MN 56201
Job Position : Employment Specialist – Youth Program
Job Category : Jobs in Minnesota

Job Description :

Primary Objective of Position

Assist youth and young adult participants in Kandiyohi and Renville counties in identifying strengths, evaluating, and overcoming challenges in order to obtain long-term employment and self-sufficiency. Work with partners and community agencies to recruit appropriate youth and young adult enrollments.

CMJTS is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. CMJTS is committed to creating an environment of inclusion where everyone is valued and has a sense of belonging. We work to confront and eliminate the barriers racism has created, and to earn the trust of our community to create a culture of accountability. We prioritize recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, promotion and retention practices that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Special Instructions: See our website at https://www.cmjts.org/about/join-our-team/ for additional information and application instructions


  • 4 year college degree with an emphasis in related field or equivalent relevant experience
  • Proficiency with personal computer usage, Microsoft Office products, email and Internet usage
  • Demonstrate case management skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with general public, participants, (individuals and groups), and internal staff
  • Highly organized and self-motivated to work independently and manage schedules efficiently
  • Knowledge of job search strategies (including coaching & career counseling)
  • Ability to support and motivate participants
  • Must be able to travel as necessary in a 75-mile radius with employee-provided transportation. Approximately 60% travel is required.
  • Background screening is conducted on final candidate.

Essential Functions

  • Identify and match participants to community resources that will support the participant
  • Perform outreach activities to inform members of the community that may benefit from services.
  • Direct delivery of services to participants; evaluate objectives, activities, time frames, and resources
  • Complete all necessary paperwork in a timely manner
  • Maintain an up-to-date case file on each participant enrolled, which clearly shows the services being provided and employment goals
  • Ability to direct CareerForce visitors with online job search and related activities
  • Maintain knowledge of internal data management systems, ensure timely and accurate entry of information into these systems
  • Responsible to review, understand, and implement program and grant plans and procedures
  • Authorize and justify the expenditure for support services for individual participants based on their plan and following appropriate policies and procedures for these expenditures
  • Effectively utilize training and support budgets for participants
  • Conduct initial enrollment interviews for participants, collect necessary personal data, and perform assessments
  • Administer vocational testing and interpret test results
  • Coach and provide employment counseling to participants on issues such as career success skills, interviewing, resume writing, job search techniques, and job retention
  • Maintain contact with site supervisors, monitor participant’s progress, attendance, and payroll procedures while participating in work-based learning opportunities
  • Notify participants of employment opportunities and conditions of employment
  • Build caseload through appropriate recruitment efforts
  • Participate in community outreach activities
  • Provide reports to agency as necessary
  • General familiarity with current social media channels and how to incorporate these channels into job search activities

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $23.67 – $34.33 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Willmar, MN 56201

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