Our Mission

Philadelphia OIC is dedicated to the elimination of poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy through education and job training.

Employment Specialist (Reentry Program)



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Position Summary:

The Employment Specialist isresponsible for providing workforce development services to participants of theAdult Services Reentry Program. Specifically, the Employment Specialist createsrelationships with employment partners and then works as a liaison between themand program participants to match participants with open positions. TheEmployment Specialists also conduct mock interviews, create resumes, and conductjob fairs.


Job Responsibilities:

·      Matching job openings tocandidates 

·      Maintaining candidatedatabases 

·      Conducting outreach via email andphone 

·      Testing skills, conducting mockinterviews, and creating resumes 

·      Developing professionalrelationships with employers and placement agencies 

·      Monitoring job performance andwage levels 

·      Referring clients to benefitscounseling

·      Helping clients report earnings

·      Assessing clients' vocationalfunctioning



▪      Knowledge of currentlabor market trends, including appropriate compensation and benefits for positions.

▪      Awareness ofproper resume formatting and style.

▪      Strong research, writingand editing skills.

▪      Outstandingorganizational skills.

▪      Excellent verbal,written and interpersonal communication skills.

▪      Patience whenworking with novice job seekers.

▪      Solid negotiationand persuasive skills.

▪      Computer literacy in word processing, email,Internet, database usage and spreadsheets.

▪      Ability to maintain confidentiality withsensitive information.



▪      Bachelor's degreein human resources, Employee Relations, Business, or a related field.


Additional Requirements:

• 2-3 years of related experience.

• Reliable Transportation.

• Commitment to Philadelphia OIC’s mission.

• Ability to work effectively with people ofdiverse educational and cultural backgrounds, from reentrants to publicofficials.

•  Willingness and ability to travel within the city ofPhiladelphia and surrounding communities.

•  Knowledge of the criminal justicesystem and/or experience with reentrants is preferred.



The information provided in this description has been designed toindicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents withinthis job. It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties,responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and todesignate other functions as essential at any time. This job description is notan employment agreement or contract.


EqualOpportunity Employer

Philadelphia OIC provides equal employmentopportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment withoutregard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, orgenetics.