September 14, 2016
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Job Developer

Resources For Human Development, Inc. - Lincoln, NE

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Job Description

Description/Job Summary

The Job Developer is responsibile for assisting clients that experience Mental health and/or Intellectual Disabilities find employment opportunities/ job securement.
Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Job Development/Employer Support

Initiates and maintains ongoing personal contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies to promote programs for participant placement;

Makes cold calls to potential employers;

Explains the benefits and employment support services provided by programs to employers, including addressing employer s special needs;

Researches Internet, newspapers, agencies, and other resources for job leads;

Collects data from employers related to job orders including job requirements and skills;

Matches job skills with applicant qualifications;

Refers qualified applicants to employers and conducts necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions;

Keeps updated regarding job fairs and Internet resources;

Participates in outreach and recruitment activities by coordinating and attending job fairs.

Program Support

Assists participants in assessing their job skills for positions;

Instructs in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes;

Assists participants in preparing job search portfolio;

Provides job search/career information;

Arranges for interviews;

Monitors participant performance on the job and counsels participants when job performance is not satisfactory;

Works with participants to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills or reviews other employment options;

Maintains contact with employers during the participants' employment and reports results to appropriate staff;

Prepares forms and reports related to placement activities;

Tracks participant activity and progress data;

Assists instructors in the collection of educational materials as requested.


Provides program information to various businesses, and updates information as needed;

Maintains contact with and assists in researching problems, complaints or concerns;

Provides networking opportunities between agencies;

Serves as a member of various committees as requested;

Assists in developing flyers, brochures and other methods to advertise job placement activities;

Coordinates and distributes information and materials for meetings;

Assists in planning meeting agendas;

Keeps current with trends and maintains updated labor market information by researching Web sites, attending meetings, maintaining contacts with schools, and professional/community organizations that are involved in job placement/training activities

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

Must be 21 years of age or older
High School Diploma required
Valid Nebraska Driver's License
Job securement experince a plus