Employment Specialist – Full Time – Birmingham, AL (#0288)

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Aletheia House is looking for an Employment Specialist to help homeless veterans obtain and maintain employment in the Birmingham, Alabama area.  Area serviced is Jefferson County.

Location of Position: 

Birmingham, AL

Office Location: 

Training Center

Position Summary:

To provide employment preparedness to veterans who are experiencing homelessness.  The Employment Specialist works closely with the Veteran Services Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Provide employment retention services to veterans who are experiencing homelessness.
-Assist homeless veterans obtain items needed to gain employment such as photo identifications, Social Security card, birth certificate, and work boots, if necessary.
-Assist non-employed clients gain employment.
-Provide assistance to clients who are working to improve their skills by providing activities including remedial education, training in specific job skills and referral to vocational rehabilitation services.
-Provide job counseling that helps employed clients respond appropriately to challenges of maintaining employment.
-Assist clients to develop individualized job advancement plans and to help clients achieve the objectives outlined in their plans.
-Coordinate employment services with other services by working with other staff members.
-Document services provided in a timely, complete, and accurate manner.
-Perform other duties as assigned by the Veteran Services Manager, Clinical Director, Chief Operating Officer, and/or Executive Director.


-Bachelor’s degree in a social service field, educational, vocational counseling or a related field required.

-Experience working with high need individuals and veterans who are experiencing homelessness is a plus.

-Experience as a veteran preferred.
-Experience in human services a plus.
-Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.


Travel Requirements:
-Must be willing to use and have your own personal transportation, light local travel required. Mileage reimbursement for personal use of vehicle is included.



Job Salary: 

$34,500 – $36,000



(Full-time, Exempt) Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm – 40 Hours



Benefits are excellent including health insurance with dental, retirement, paid vacations and paid sick leave. We also provide educational opportunities that prepare counselors to become certified as Addiction Professionals.

To Apply: 

Individuals who are interested should fax cover letter and resume to 205-203-4843, or send an email with one attachment including cover letter and resume to jobs@specialkindofcaring.org. Please insert in the subject line (ES-0288).

To be considered for the position, you must submit in one attachment the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

* Please include both documents in one attachmentto be considered for candidacy.*

Closing Date-Time:

Tues, 06/04/19 – 5:00pm

Aletheia House is a United Way Agency.

Aletheia House is an Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Aletheia House prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.



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