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Employment Specialist - Homeless Veteran's Reintegration Program

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We are a progressive public not-for-profit organization that identifies service delivery gaps in the community, building programs to address community needs, and continually strives towards being best of class in our practices and empowering staff with our leadership.


Our Homeless Veteran’s Reintegration Program (HVRP) works to assist veterans who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless in finding employment. This role is designed to work directly with our participants under the direction of the Program Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet agency needs.

Ø Conduct and participate in outreach activities/efforts as assigned including conducting outreach attempts with local shelters, food banks, veteran organizations (VSOs, DVOPs), etc.

Ø Determine program eligibility, process intake, enrollment, and employment development/placement. Maintain accurate, up-to-date case files on each program participant. Maintain compliance with the organization’s guidelines, policies, and the Department of Labor VETS regulations.

Ø Assist program participants with identifying aptitudes, strengths, and areas that need improvement. Assist participants with determining goals and objectives. Develop Individual Employment Plans and help establish connections to resources that will assist the participants reach their goals. Assist Veteran with development of resumes/cover letters and provide job readiness training.

Ø Develop employment opportunities for enrolled Veterans, provide mock-interview preparation for established interviews, facilitate meet & greets with employers and conduct outreach to employers.

Ø Counsel participants about employment and facilitate appropriate linkages between the veteran and community resource agencies. Advocate on behalf of veteran with these agencies.

Ø Assist participants with resolving possible barriers to employment such as housing, transportation issues, childcare, and medical needs.

Ø Co-facilitate weekly job club with other HVRP team members. Help design curriculum and develop partnerships with community partners and or local businesses and schedule speakers.

Ø Provide training, develop a system that works for each participant, and project partner. Research additional funding opportunities to support client goals or removal of barriers to those goals.

Ø Network with and maintain a positive relationship with WorkSource Oregon, WIOA providers and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) partners to identify training and employment opportunities and to co-refer Veterans.

Ø Stay informed of community, agency, and program information through inter-office communications, attendance at staff meetings, participation in professional development activities and other community events

Ø Complete other assignments as requested by the Program Director and Program Manager.

Your Education and Experience

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.

Minimum Qualifications

Ø Demonstrated interest in working with Veterans and the ability to be compassionate and understanding.

Ø Demonstrated ability to work with others and communicate effectively.

Ø Ability to work with individuals of varying incomes, skill levels, experiences and cultures.

Ø A professional appearance.

Ø Strong information technology skills.

Ø Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Ø Ability to pass a MVR background check

Ø Ability to work and drive in all service counties

Ø Current vehicle and liability insurance

Ø Valid driver’s license


Mission: To be the organization that provides exceptional services and resources that make a tangible and positive impact on society. We serve children and adults with disabilities, veterans, mature job seekers, and their families, ensuring all feel included and valued and have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities.

Vision: To create and deliver services, workforce development and housing programs that result in 100% included and empowered participants in their communities.

Core Values are the ESSENCEof who we are: Excellence, Service, Stewardship, Equity, Nurture, Compassion, and Empowerment

"Your life and mine shall be valued not by what we take... but what we give." - Edgar "Daddy" Allen, Easterseals Founder

Easterseals Oregon has been serving the Oregon community for 75 years in filling gaps for the disabled, veterans, low income and older adults with education, career assistance and housing.

Equal Opportunity Statement: Easterseals Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, the company prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy or related medical conditions, age, national origin, or ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, uniformed service, or any other consideration protected by federal state and local laws. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee.

DEI Statement: At Easterseals Oregon, diversity, equity, and inclusion are an important core value for our employees, board members, the individuals we serve, and our community. Our commitment to these values is resolute and positions us to better serve our stakeholders from every background. We are driven by our commitment to inclusion across disability, age, gender, race, religion, identity, veteran status, sexual orientation, and homelessness. We celebrate diverse points of view and multiple approaches, driving innovation and subtleness, and positioning ourselves to lead the change we want to see in the world. Our Vision is to create and deliver disability services, workforce development, and housing programs that result in 100% included and empowered participants in their communities.


Easterseals Oregon employees are expected to support the mission, vision, and values.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $19.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Applicant must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 upon hire. If selected for the position, applicant may apply for individual accommodation based on medical need and/or religious beliefs.

Work Location: One location

  • Health insurance

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