Employment Specialist

Date: Apr 10, 2024

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: FQHC  

Req ID:  18487 


Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.




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Job Role Summary

The mission of Fathers and Families Center (FFC) is “To build a noble legacy of fatherhood – assisting fathers in achieving self-sufficiency and in strengthening families to improve the life chances of children.” We accomplish this by working with fathers and their families to help them to be better partners, providers and parents.

The Employment Specialist furthers this mission as a member of the Workforce Development Team, providing assistance to the participants of Fathers and Families Center in preparing for, obtaining and retaining competitive employment with a sustainable wage through effective and relevant job development, job placement, and job retention. This position is also responsible for coordinating training certification exploration, enrollment and completion as a part of a participant’s career path.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

•    Works with participants to help them search for, obtain, and maintain competitive employment with a sustainable wage.
•    Assists participants in developing and implementing assessments, inventories and plans for optimal training and employment opportunities.
•    Assists with coordination of weekly Career Clubs and Quarterly Career Fairs.
•    Coordinates job tours, job shadowing and other experiential learning opportunities.
•    Teaches pre-employment and employability skills as part of FFC’s Strong Fathers class. 
•    Works with participants to develop resumes and interview skills including coordination of mock interviews.
•    Maintains ongoing contact with participants and employers to track employment status and wages, and to assist with problems that may arise.
•    In coordination with Workforce Development Manager, identifies potential corporate sponsors through networking and follow-up.
•    Assists with job development and identification in key employment sectors.
•    In coordination with the Workforce Development Manager, and Education Specialist, vet participants for training certification success using rubric(s) and/or assessments.
•    In coordination with Education Specialist, ensures that participants meet training certification requirements (i.e. TABE, HSE Diploma attainment, criminal background, etc.).
•    Assist with participant enrollment and completion of training certifications.
•    Refer participants to WorkOne and/or other training referral resources.
•    Provides case management, coaching, advocacy and other supports to participants to make job placement and retention successful.
•    Assist with implementing assigned grant funded programs and services

Job Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree required
•    Three or more years of job- related experience required
•    Workforce development training experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•    Strong written and oral communications skills. 
•    Ability to prioritize tasks and work effectively with complex tasks under time pressure.
•    Ability to work with general supervision and exercise independent judgment, utilizing diplomacy, tact, and good customer relations skills.
•    Can effectively utilize various online and virtual platforms for education and outreach.
•    Competence in computer usage, MS Office software and databases with ability/willingness to learn other systems.
•    Knowledge of available resources, particularly those that are employment and training related, in the Indianapolis community.
•    Experience in job readiness preparation, job placement and retention.




Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis