SL Start provides personalized services that enrich peopleâ€™s lives by supporting an amazing group of children and adults with developmental disabilities, families who are economically disadvantaged, and people with disabilities. We strive to be the provider of choice by personalizing our services to meet the needs and preferences of each customer. And we strive to be the employer of choice by creating a positive working environment that values and releases the talent, energy and creativity of our teammates.
The New Mexico Works (NMW) program provides quality employment services that enrich the lives of the people referred to our services. Services are designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency by placing parents in employment which lead to benefits and wages that will enable them to support their families.
The Job Developer must be skilled and experienced in developing and identifying employment opportunities for NMW participants.
The responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Develop, locate, and secure subsidized or unsubsidized employment opportunities for NMW parents
Identify employers who are hiring and collect data from employers related to job orders including job requirements and skills
Match job requirements with qualifications of job-ready NMW parents
Refer qualified applicants to employers
Participate in and/or coordinate job fairs
Provide job search Internet resources, where available
Provide resume assistance to NMW parents place in
the Employment Track
Be available to provide post-employment supports to NMW parents for a minimum of ninety (90) days
Communicate with the employer, as needed
Advocate for the NMW parent when appropriate
Ensure the CDS is apprised of any issues related to parent's employment; and
Identify additional supports or training that may be needed by the parent in his/her transition to employment
Compliance with Policies/Regulations - Maintains knowledge of and ensures compliance with internal company policies and external state/federal regulations. Maintains knowledge of NMW services and trends. Communicates and coordinates with the Career Development Specialists Supervisor regarding new policies/forms needed or revisions to existing policies/forms.
Contract Performance - Is accountable to meet or exceed all contract performance outcomes. Provides excellent customer service for the individuals we support.
Teamwork/Training - Attends and participates in scheduled staff meetings and completes required training. Follows assigned schedule. Maintains positive relationships and good communication with co-workers, supervisor, and all other employees of SL Start and program stakeholderes.
Role Model/Impression - Professional in dress and demeanor. Conducts themselves in a way that leaves a positive impression with families, customers, and the community.
Attendance/Punctuality - Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality. Flexibility as needed for schedules.
Safety - Maintains a safe working environment, follows safe work practices, and contributes to overall team safety as defined in the employment services manual.
Miscellaneous - Other duties as assigned.
CORE CHARACTERISTICSIntegrity and Trust - Is accountable for actions. Maintains confidences. Admits mistakes. Honest. Trusted. Follows through on responsibilities and commitments.
Learning on the Fly - Takes responsibility for learning the job and asking questions. Open to change. Uses successes and failures as opportunities to move forward.
Interpersonal Skills - Builds positive relationships with team leaders, team members, customers, and people supported. Respects others.
Composure/Professionalism - Remains calm and steady with control over emotions even in difficult circumstances. Mature.
Compassion - Demonstrates a caring desire to help and support others.
Customer Focus - Committed to excellence and outstanding customer service. Dedicated to meeting and exceeding the expectations and requirements of our customers.
Optimism and Enthusiasm - Expects and expresses the best. Maintains a positive and confident outlook.
Drive for Results - Results oriented. Takes initiative. Can be counted on to get things done. Completes tasks. Makes deadlines. Uses time and resources efficiently. Is always punctual.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelors degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Prefer degree in a social services or marketing field; or two or more years related experience in the employment field, or working with individuals with barriers, preferably in an employment setting.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format, such as people-first language. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or state agency representatives. Bilingual preferred. English and Spanish.
Ability to work with mathematical figures and amounts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations including billing, service hour calculations, and placement percentages.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
At least 18 years of age.
Must possess a valid driver's license, insurance and reliable transportation.
Must have a solid understanding/knowledge of community resources.
Requires a willingness to be on-call and work flexible hours.
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 regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Long- and short-term disability
Supplemental Insurance products
Paid time off (PTO)
If you have any questions, please contact Deidre Ramos