Promise Jobs Advisor

State of Iowa, Creston, IA 50801, Openings : 1,
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Job Description :

Job Description

Iowa Workforce Development is seeking applicants for the position of Promise Jobs Advisor at our Creston, IA office.

About Us:
Do you want to make a difference in your next career as a Workforce Advisor by PROM oting I ndependence and S elf-Sufficiency through E mployment, J ob O pportunities, and B asic S kills (PROMISE JOBS)? PROMISE JOBS is Iowa’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Employment &amp Training program designed to assist cash assistance recipients with becoming self-sufficient through participation in work ready activities.

Position Description:
As a valued member of our Iowa WORKS team, you will help program participants develop an individualized plan outlining activities to reach their goals and reduce their dependence on welfare support systems. Our PROMISE JOBS Workforce Advisors are case managers, who serve customers by providing or connecting them to activities including:

  • Assessments
  • Life skills
  • Job search preparation / coaching
  • Career exploration
  • Skills training
  • Employment and community service
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Secondary and post-secondary education
  • Parenting skills
  • Workshops and orientation presentations
What you bring to us:
  • Excellent customer service skills, including demonstrated communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrate professionalism, develop, and maintain positive working relationships with team members, customers, employers, and community organizations.
  • Interact effectively with a wide variety of individuals from different ethnic, economic, cultural, or educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to build relationships with customers using a coaching, goal-oriented, and person-centered approach.
  • Organize, plan, and prioritize workflow to meet deadlines for multiple tasks and reports.
  • Strong presentation skills to customer groups, to provide information on IowaWORKS programs and services.
Agency Overview
As of July 1, 2023, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services has become part of Iowa Workforce Development.

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) is a state agency committed to providing employment services for individual job seekers and to connecting employers to available workers through our IowaWORKS partnership.

IWD continually strives to improve processes and align the organization to provide effective, demand-driven products and services. IWD staff in Des Moines consists of administrative services, disability determination services, information technology, labor market information, unemployment insurance services, vocational rehabilitation services, and workforce services.

The agency also maintains a statewide delivery system of IowaWORKS Centers and satellite and expansion offices where both employers and job seeking Iowans can receive workforce assistance.

Employer Highlights
IWD is focused on serving Iowans and providing outstanding customer service. Our strength is driven by the skills and talents of our people. IWD offers a rewarding team atmosphere, a flexible working environment, and a great total compensation package for our full-time employees, including:
  • Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS)
  • Retirement Investors Club (RIC)
  • Hybrid telework opportunities for eligible classifications
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays (9 days/year)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
If you’re looking for a career with a well-respected organization that values its employees and customers, you’ve come to the right place!

Submission of your resume and cover letter with the application is highly encouraged.
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No applicant for employment with the Iowa Department of Workforce Development can have a current, ongoing overpayment balance with Iowa Workforce Development without a payment plan in place. Select positions will be subject to a criminal background check.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university

OR an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of full-time public contact work obtaining, analyzing and evaluating data such as job/claims interviewing, testing, referral and/or placement, sales representative, credit investigation, or related public contact work dealing with job applicants and employers in a variety of supportive clerical and outreach functions for one year of the required education with a maximum substitution of four years OR employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to twelve months of full-time work as a Workforce Associate.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (Download PDF reader)

Additional Qualification Requirements

Travel may be required for positions in this class. Employees must arrange transportation to and from assigned work areas.

Why Choose the State of Iowa?

At the heart of our commitment to excellence is a dedication to our most valuable asset – our employees. Discover the outstanding benefits that set us apart as an employer of choice.

Our Robust Benefits Package Includes:

Competitive Compensation:

Enjoy a competitive salary that reflects directly on your skills and expertise.

Keep in mind, your wage is just one part of your total compensation. Unlock the complete value of your employment with the State of Iowa by using our user-friendly Total Compensation Calculator . Gain insights into your comprehensive annual compensation, including salary and State-provided benefits.

Health and Wellness:

Prioritize your well-being with our comprehensive health plans, including medical, dental, and vision coverage. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that the State of Iowa covers 90% of the premiums, providing you and your loved ones with excellent coverage at a remarkably low cost.

Retirement Planning:

We are proud to offer the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS). A defined benefit plan, IPERS benefits are guaranteed for life, meaning once you retire, you will receive the same monthly benefit for the remainder of your life (once vested). We invest in your long-term financial well-being, so you can retire with peace of mind. Click here to learn more about IPERS .

Paid Time Off:

Life is unpredictable, and at the State of Iowa, we understand the importance of work-life balance. Our leave policies, including paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave with unlimited accrual, ensure you have the flexibility you need for personal and family matters.

Professional Development:

Elevate your career with continuous learning opportunities. We support your growth through training programs, workshops, and tuition reimbursement.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

We care about your well-being beyond the workplace. Access confidential counseling, resources, and support through our Employee Assistance Program.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Be part of a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces all backgrounds and perspectives. We believe diversity is a strength that drives innovation.

Join Us – Elevate Your Career:

Ready to elevate your career with the State of Iowa? Click here to explore more about our unparalleled benefits and discover what makes us unique. Your success is our priority!

Last Date For Apply: 2024-06-13 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here