Job Opening: Employment Specialist

Full Time

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Client Intake and Assessment: Conducts intake and assessment of client needs, interests and abilities related to considering or pursuing employment goals.
  • Service Planning: Develops written Individual Service Plans delineating steps necessary to consider and/or pursue client job goals. Maintains awareness of relevant resources and services so as to provide information and referral for clients.
  • Service Coordination: Provides follow-up to assist clients in implementing and revising Individual Service Plans with advocacy and direct intervention as needed. Liaisons with Department of Rehabilitation counselors and other providers as needed to ensure service provision.
  • Employment Preparation: Assists clients in review of job goals, assessment of job search needs, individual service plan development, resume development, application preparation, interview preparation and other direct job search support activities; advocates for and refers clients to outside resources as appropriate.
  • Job Development, Placement and Follow-Up: Meets with clients for creative job development tailored to client needs and skills and/or to match with job orders. Solicits, accepts and reviews job orders from employers. Provides retention services as needed and follow-up at regular intervals.
  • Workshop/Group Facilitation: Co-facilitates job search skills and career workshops, seminars, job clubs and support groups as needed.
  • File Management/Contractual Reporting: Creates and maintains confidential client files and unit of service records detailing services provided, case progress and outcomes for each client.


  • Minimum of two years in employment services direct service delivery or closely related experience.
  • B.A. preferred.
  • General understanding of HIV/AIDS and other barriers to employment.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Patience, diplomacy, and a high level of customer service skills required.
  • Ability to be sensitive to and work well with people with disabilities (including HIV/AIDS), people of color, sexual minorities, gender minorities and low income individuals.
  • Familiarity with the San Francisco labor market, business community, and human service and training resources.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Access.
  • Bilingual and bicultural (Spanish/English) highly desirable.

Salary and Benefits

Full-time exempt position. Competitive salary plus medical, dental, short/long term disability, life insurance and employer matching contributions to 403(b) retirement.

Application Procedure:

Please submit a resume and cover letter with job code “PRCES1017” in the subject line to: PRC, Attn: Joe Ramirez-Forcier, 785 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103; by email or fax: 415-777-1770.

People living with HIV/AIDS or other disabilities, people of color and people who are bilingual/bicultural are strongly encouraged to apply.

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