Provide employee assessment(s) to determine barriers to retention and advancement.
Create a robust network of resources, referrals, and/or training opportunities to assist in removing employee’s barriers.
Assist employees to navigate and connect to community resources including OAI grant-funded support services
Coach employees through multiple support services and training channels.
Facilitate direct support services with community partners (e.g. Human Services, vehicle repair shops, child care agencies, landlords/housing, etc.).
Market OAI program to community nonprofits and agencies to create long-term agency partnerships.
Provide training as determined by needs of partner employers.
Record, update, and maintain client service files and database records.
Record performance measures, key metrics, and other priorities established by employers or grant requirements.
Maintain consistent communication with employers as needed for data gathering and reporting.
Assist with new employer outreach by attending meetings and networking functions; supporting partnerships/ collaborations; and conducting presentations and outreach efforts.
Resilient: recognizes importance of self-care in assisting with issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, financial shortfalls, depression, etc. Finds energy and inspiration in client work.
High level of organizational skills. Able to track and manage work with several different clients and employers and enter data with high accuracy.
Independently motivated and self-driven.
Perform other assigned duties.
Four-year college degree in a human services or related field preferred - equivalent work experience will be considered.
In-depth understanding of employer’s Human Resources department. To include but not limited to: benefits, programs, culture, and organizational management.
Bi-lingual preferred (English/Spanish)
Motivated, self-directed, and conscientious of various roles and responsibilities.
Ability to communicate ideas, advice, and feedback professionally and concisely in individual and group settings.
Ability to recognize weaknesses and develop plans to aid in personal and career growth.
Proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with data management systems.
Must have a flexible schedule- nights occasionally required.
Ability to travel throughout Chicagoland and have automotive transportation for reimbursable local job-related travel. Valid driver’s license and auto insurance required.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Benefits
About OAI, Inc.
Established in 1976, OAI, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit workforce development training and job placement agency headquartered in downtown Chicago. OAI’s programs provide training for both currently employed workers and unemployed or underemployed individuals who are in need of job skills and critical worker health & safety awareness. OAI’s Mission is to create an environment in which all people can access education, training and employment that will allow them to sustain and enjoy safe, secure and fulfilling lives. OAI, Inc. offers excellent benefits for full-time staff including: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; 401(k) with match; and paid time off including vacation days, sick days and holidays. OAI, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or genetics.