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Case Manager, Military Employment Strategy

at Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Job Description


Case Manager, Military Employment Strategy

Salary Range: $18.75-$21.63 an hour
Reports To: Director, Military Employment Strategy
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared Date: 10/26/2022
Most Recent Update: NA

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
This position focuses on linking the workforce needs of engaged businesses to talent from Military-Connected Individuals (MCIs): Transitioning Military, National Guard and Reservists, Veterans, Military Spouses, and MCI Students. The MES Case Manager will be a hybrid between providing direct services and customer-facing activities and administrative grant support. Tasks include interacting with businesses and participants, managing participant intake and training, data entry, tracking grant progress, assisting with quarterly reporting, and supporting other grant activity as needed. This is a grant funded position through the Vets ICT initiative.  
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Assists in recruiting MIC and employers to participate in the initiative
•    Assists participants with one on one services with writing resumes, cover letters, conducting mock interviews and connection to job opportunities  
•    Assists in preparation and facilitation of group or online workshops to aid MCIs transition into civilian jobs
•    Assists with outreach and attends or facilitates: workshops, job fairs, and networking events with multiple partners
•    Connects MCIs to other community resources as needed
•    Conducts participant intake, enrollment and eligibility for grant funded training
•    Coordinates training plans with participants and employers
•    Maintains regular contact with businesses and job seekers regarding status of referred veterans, talent search, interview, hiring and onboarding process, tracking participant progress and performance outcomes
•    Maintains training records and process requests for funding, invoices, and payments
•    Maintains records, electronic and paper files in Workforce Alliance database and KANSASWORKS
•    Assists in data collection and preparing quarterly grant reports 
•    Occasional day and/or overnight travel and support for events outside traditional business hours could occur.
MINIMUM REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

•    Must be a Veteran or Military-Connected Individual
•    Strong knowledge of Military and Workforce Services  
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
•    Experience with electronic database or management information systems, able to navigate multiple systems simultaneously  
•    Experience in workforce development programs, social services, or case management
•    Experience in facilitation of group meetings/discussions
•    Strong written and oral communication skills
•    Strong customer service skills
•    Ability to work as part of a team
•    Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
•    Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with management, co-workers, partners, and the general public.
•    Baccalaureate Degree 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
•    Kansas WORKReady! Certificate 
•    Bilingual and/or Sign Language


PHYSICAL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position will be based at the Workforce Alliance administrative offices, but will work across various Workforce Centers and partner locations. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Job Posting: 12301767

Posted On: Nov 09, 2022

Updated On: Nov 09, 2022