Employment Trainer

Provide clients with job readiness training; develop employment opportunities.


  • Develop job-readiness training curriculum (Working in America) and Financial Literacy curriculum and adapt curriculum as needed.
  • Develop advanced job placement training to teach resumes, cover letters, and advanced job search skills for those with working experience in their own country or in the United States and sufficient English ability.
  • Develop advanced job placement training curriculum for refugees who have at least one year of work experience in the US to focus on getting promotions, changing jobs, supervising other employees, and furthering education and skills to help them advance in their chosen career pathway.
  • Develop Industry Specific Skills Training classes in areas of housekeeping, manufacturing, laundry, food service, warehouse, etc. Incorporate information about Career Pathways for these industries.
  • Incorporate English as a Second Language (ESL) education into the employment training as necessary.
  • Provide individual ESL training to clients when needed for a particular job, interview, orientation, etc.
  • Work with the Job Developer to plan/coordinate on-the-job trainings and worksite trainings with employers.
  • Schedule job training in accordance with client needs and job search/participation schedules.
  • Facilitate interactive job readiness (Working in America) and financial literacy training to all employment clients using adult interactive training techniques.
  • Develop client aptitude and assessment tests and procedures.
  • Submit requests for interpreters to the Jobs Coordinator when interpretation services are needed.
  • Assess clients and analyze results. Adapt training plans based on assessment findings.
  • Maintain accurate schedules, tracking, and case noting of client participation in all employment training and financial literacy activities.
  • Maintain on-going communication with other Job Developers, Adult Education Coordinator, Case Managers and other Program staff to ensure client needs and requests are addressed.
  • Develop relationships with vocational training companies in Lansing and advocate for refugee placements and scholarships.
  • Assist refugees to enroll in local vocational training programs and Driver’s Training Course.
  • Attend and actively participate in Agency and Program meetings, conferences, in-services and other meetings deemed appropriate.
  • Complete a time accounting document on a daily basis as determined by the director of Refugee Services.


Job Qualifications

High School education with a minimum of four years directly related experience or an Associate Degree with two years of directly related experience.  Preferred is possession of a four-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor Degree) with or without experience in a human services field, preferably related to adult education (English as a Second Language or other education).  At least two years of experience in training and/or adult education techniques. Experience with people from a culture outside the United States. Empathy for and understanding of refugees preferred.  Competency in basic computer programs including all MS Office programs.  Preferred, fluency in a second language (other than English) that is representative of a Refugee population currently being served by the Program.  A valid Michigan Driver License, access to reliable transportation and maintain appropriate insurance.


RESPOND BY:  Open Until Filled



St. Vincent Catholic Charities

Attn: Ms. Shawn Koster

Fax: 517-886-1191

Include resume, cover letter and salary history



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August 19, 2017
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