Career Advisor, Opioid Recovery

RochesterWorks! provides employment and training services to Monroe County residents through three local career centers. Only RochesterWorks! provides a unique set of customized services to businesses and job seekers at little-to-no cost, preparing a skilled workforce and connecting them with opportunities in our region. Learn more about us at Role Description: This position will provide the selected candidate with an opportunity to play a part in Monroe County’s efforts to address the workforce impacts of the opioid crisis. RochesterWorks! has received federal funding to integrate an employment and training piece into the existing, coordinated community efforts to combat this health crisis.

The opioid recovery career advisor will work directly with individual grant participants, providing:
1) placement in and monitoring of disaster relief employment for 20 individuals in need of work experience in professions that could impact the causes and treatment of the opioid crisis
2) career services for 75 eligible participants impacted by the opioid crisis, including career planning, career readiness, and job search assistance
3) placement in and monitoring of occupational skills training services for 30 eligible participants
4) issuance of supportive services for 30 eligible participants.

Job Responsibilities:

• Conduct eligibility determinations and assessments for prospective participants. • Collaborate with other career center, business services, and partner agency staff to provide comprehensive services to participants. • Review pre-requisites for training, lead the development of an individual employment plan, and refer participants to education providers and businesses for training opportunities.• Complete and process classroom and on-the-job training contracts.
Refer participants to other non-profits and community-based organizations based on the supportive service needs of the participants.
• Manage a caseload of participants. • Assist participants in securing employment opportunities after the completion of training. • Provide follow-up support services to participants. • Perform outreach and coordination activities with partner agencies. • Deliver presentations to large or small groups. • Train partner agency staff in the planning and provision of career services. • May be trained as an instructor and/or coach for the Five Steps to Rapid Employment program. • Use the One Stop Operating System (OSOS) and other databases to document services provided to job seekers, including job search assistance, career advisement, on-the-job training, entered employment, and case management. • Ensure that all grant documentation and data entry requirements are met.


• Four (4) years’ relevant experience with Associate's degree preferred; or two (2) years’ relevant experience with Bachelor's degree. • Experience providing services to individuals with alcohol or substance abuse problems. • Experience with human resource recruitment, staffing, career services, or job development. • Demonstrated experience providing excellent customer or client service. • Excellent verbal and written communication and conflict resolution skills. • Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, creativity, and ability to work independently. • Excellent time management skills. • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. • Must have a valid NY State driver's license in good standing along with reliable insured transportation. Must be willing to travel regularly throughout Monroe County.

How to Apply:

Submit a résumé and cover letter to Lee Koslow, Technical Assistance and Training Manager, RochesterWorks, Inc., 255 N. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14607, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cover letter should let us know 1) how this opportunity fits into your long-term career goals and 2) your salary requirements.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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