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Talent Development Specialist - Special programs

Company: Res-Care, Inc.
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Our Company


Our operational team members focus on efficiently meeting the needs of our clients across various lines of business. If your passion is to ensure quality care to help our clients live their best life we encourage you to apply today!


  • Interviews and assesses each participant to gather information on their education, background, prior work experience, skills, interests, and short/long term employment goals
  • Assists the participant with up-to-date employment information, including high-demand occupation lists, hiring events, etc.
  • Uses assessment tools to develop a realistic career pathway
  • Provides job search help and job referrals to the participant at each meeting
  • Matches participant's qualifications to requirements on employer job orders
  • Ensures that all participant updates are entered in the appropriate application the same day in accordance with program regulations, policies and procedures
  • Monitors performance reports to ensure all services and data entry are entered timely and accurately
  • Assists program participants in developing job readiness skills and provide feedback to case managers as needed.
  • Reaches out to participants to provide job matching services, information on hiring events, and following up for potential hire information
  • Creates/maintains program participant file with up-to-date documentation as required by program regulations, and local policies and procedures
  • Disseminates labor market information and information regarding Workforce Development Services, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamp Employment and Training (FSET), Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA), Child Care and Development, Job Corps, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), Unemployment Insurance and supportive services as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications/Experience/Education Required:

  • Minimum High School graduate or equivalent
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to navigate through computer software to document required information
  • Ability to interact with team members, sharing responsibility to accomplish common goals and objectives


  • Understanding of daily workforce center operations
  • Knowledge and experience in interviewing and employment counseling
  • Skill in solving employment-related problems
  • General knowledge of public employment and training programs
  • Understanding and awareness of the needs of disadvantaged individuals and other persons who face barriers to employment
  • Understanding of techniques for developing jobs in the public and private sectors
  • Working knowledge of workforce center programs (WIOA, TANF, SNAP, Youth)

Physical Requirements

  • Extensive standing, sitting, computer, phone, and deskwork required; some kneeling and lifting of up to 10 pounds required
  • Working primarily in a defined office environment with specified hours, although flexible hours including overtime may be required
  • Interacting one-on-one and in groups with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds

About our Line of Business

Equus Workforce Solutions, formerly ResCare Workforce Services, is the nation's leading provider of workforce development services in North America. With a dedicated and passionate team, Equus puts the industry's best practices to work nationwide by focusing on the development, design, and delivery of demand-driven workforce solutions. Assisting over a million job seekers and thousands of employers annually, Equus Workforce Solutions is the most comprehensive workforce development company in the United States. For more information visit

Additional Job Information

Responsible for meeting with participants to identify barriers to employment and career center advancement while becoming self-sufficient and making consistent child support payments. Accountable for maintaining complete, accurate and timely case notes/related records in manual and/or electronic systems.

  • Conduct, individual assessment to provide career guidance and counseling to job seeker; with a focus on the NCP programs
  • Provide detailed case management for each customer to assist in preparation for employment that leads to self-sufficiency
  • Assist customers in maintaining eligibility for services by ensuring attendance at required training/activities and workshops and performing job searches
  • Authorize and coordinate supportive services such as childcare, transportation, etc., and track obligations of funds
  • Maintain existing contacts to communty resources to further the goals of the program and resulting in success to customers
  • Provide labor market information to all customers
  • Ensure contract deliverables and individual goals are met
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Preferred Associates degree; required H.S. Diploma with at least one year of Sales/Customer Service experience

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and professionally in an individual or group setting;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs;
  • Strong speaking and organizational/time management skills;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentially;
  • Must be detailed-oriented and timely in meeting deadlines, goals and objectives;
  • Ability to address and solve customer inquiries and/or concerns
  • Ability to conduct Workshops/Orientations;

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