Job Developer

St. Louis , MO 63101

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Position Description

JOB TITLE: Job Developer
DEPARTMENT: Workforce Development
REPORTS TO: Workforce Development Manager

Position Description


The Job Developer is responsible for preparing St. Patrick Center clients in the employment programs to enter full-time employment and network with employers within the community.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Assess training and skill development needs through assessments and on-the job training
• Plan, organize and monitor orientation and training programs for clients and staff
• Offer specific training programs to help clients maintain or improve their employment skills
• Present information and OJT assignments to clients and staff through various methods of communication to help clients identify and pursue employment opportunities
• Plan and promote career and employment-related programs and events, such as career-planning presentations, work experience programs, job fairs and career workshops.
• Evaluate and monitor clients throughout the duration of their time in the program (before employment, during employment, and in retention of employment) to provide advocacy, support, guidance and encouragement
• Prepare, process and maintain client files to ensure all required documentation is present
• Assist clients and employers in addressing in addressing and resolving concerns in the workplace
• Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
• Select qualified applicants or refer them to employers, making hiring recommendations when appropriate
• Conduct background checks on clients in search of employment
• Develop or implement recruiting strategies to meet current or anticipated staffing needs
• Begin and maintain contact with local employers for job placement opportunities
• Maintain records of client hours worked each week, prepare timesheets , and submit them to Accounting to be processed for payroll
• Meet monthly placement goal set with Manager of Workforce Development

• Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field
• At least one year of experience working in a social service agency
• Experience in job development
• Administrative experience

• Ability to lead and motivate people
• Ability to operate a personal computer
• Flexible attitude
• Genuine interest in clients
• Understanding of homeless issues
• Ability to work with staff in other departments

Type: Full-time