Employment Specialist

  • Full-time

Company Description

HVAF of Indiana houses, supports, and advocates for all veterans and their families to help them achieve the best possible quality of life.

Job Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes connections with organizations that are hiring and/or are willing to provide interviews for clients, and maintains these connections to further develop partnerships with HVAF
  • Works with team members and community partner agencies to help identify, evaluate, and assist potential and current clients
  • Maintains client records and documents services in HMIS, per agency standards
  • Provides employment services to clients by assisting with resume writing and interviewing skills
  • Coordinates activities and services for clients to help them achieve their goals
  • Assists with transportation or coordination of transportation of clients to and from job interviews
  • Organizes and facilitates job fairs, hiring events, and training workshops
  • Works with client’s employer and helps remediate possible client issues as warranted
  • Keeps clients aware of important events, resources, and activities as warranted
  • Locates appropriate resources for clients and makes appropriate referrals
  • Attends community meetings to staff clients and act as agency liaison for program
  • Actively engages with clients and maintains timely communication with clients, colleagues, and community partners


Education/Experience/Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; BSW or MSW preferred
  • Must have a valid Indiana driver’s license and be eligible for HVAF’s auto insurance at all times during employment
  • Must be able to complete a background screening with an acceptable outcome
  • Ability to lift, move, and organize items up to 45 pounds especially when helping clients move-in and move-out
  • Willingness to be flexible and cooperative
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and also effectively collaborate with other teams and departments within the agency
  • Demonstrated strong understanding and comprehension of programs and community resources
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate
  • Demonstrated strong time management skills and ability to prioritize according to urgency and deadlines
  • Knowledgeable of and able to provide referrals to other community resources
  • Knowledgeable of the factors associated with homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness
  • Maintain a positive attitude and demeanor in all situations
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Dedication and commitment to the agency and to helping people

Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position.  This is not an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Other duties may be assigned as necessary to complete the overall objectives of HVAF of Indiana, Inc.’s mission.