Disabled Veterans Outreach Prg

State Of Indiana Columbus , IN 47202

Posted 3 weeks ago

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About the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD):

Our mission is to develop a premier workforce that will allow Indiana employers to flourish and entice businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana. Everyone at DWD will be required to think outside-the-box; to determine metrics that will allow for measurement and improvement and efficiencies to be made along the way. Cutting edge technologies will be utilized to help assess Indiana's employment future. If managed properly, Indiana's workforce will be second to none and completely prepared for the next phase of the state and country's economic growth.


This role is typically filled with a starting salary of $36,504. This position is located in Columbus.

About the Job:

The Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP) role is designed to provide or facilitate a full range of employment and training services to eligible military Veterans. Focus is on Veterans with significant barriers to employment that are unable to obtain suitable employment through universal services in the WorkOne system.

A Day in the Life:

  • Identify an individual's needs and barriers, and then provide intensive services to Veterans, so that they can be placed in suitable employment or in a training program.

  • Conduct an appropriate needs assessment with all eligible Veterans

  • Identify and prioritize services to disabled and other eligible veterans, priority being given to Veterans with Significant Barriers to Employment.

  • Refer veterans to appropriate supportive service providers.

  • Provide group counseling, individual counseling, and career planning.

  • Coordinate linkages with other employment and training providers and the VA to support Veterans in their job search activities

  • Refer Veterans to appropriate public and private sector jobs

  • Provide required support for the VA, Chapter 31 VR&E program as required by Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) Program and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

  • Conduct outreach activities to identify and make contact with veterans who would benefit from, or are in need of intensive services.

  • Help develop and follow a Regional Annual Action Plan, for outreach to Veterans and organizations, establishing projected goals and activities for the program year.

  • Participate in all military reintegration events, local WorkOne annual Veterans Career Fairs/Hiring Events, and all other outreach events as assigned.

  • Individualized performance expectations will be listed on the employee's work profile

What We're Looking for:

  • The ideal candidate in this role should minimally have a Bachelor's Degree or above preferred in Social Services, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, or another human resource/business field; or four (4) years experience in customer service including one of the following: Sales/Advertising, Marketing, Human Resources, Event Planning, or two (2) years of military leadership experience: supervising personnel, recruiting and retention, career counselor, administrative clerk, leadership roles.

  • 38 U.S. Code 4103A.Disabled veterans' outreach program: Requirement for Employment by States of a Sufficient Number of Specialists.-

  • Subject to approval by the Secretary, a State shall employ such full- or part-time disabled veterans' outreach program specialists as the State determines appropriate and efficient to carry out intensive services and facilitate placements under this chapter to meet the employment needs of eligible veterans with the following priority in the provision of services:

  • Special disabled veterans.

  • Other disabled veterans.

  • Other eligible veterans in accordance with priorities determined by the Secretary taking into account applicable rates of unemployment and the employment emphases set forth in chapter 42 of this title.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Basic computer skills required.

  • Working experience with Microsoft Programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook preferred.

  • Ability to utilize State's current client services program.

  • Ability to utilize the internet for research into labor market information, veteran programs, services, and social media (Example: LinkedIn).

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

What You'll Get in Return:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages

  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)

  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)

  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match

  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options

  • Group life insurance

  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits

  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off

  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs

  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years

  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

  • New Parent Leave

  • Free Parking

  • Free LinkedIn Learning

  • DWD GOAL (Go Out and Learn) Tuition Assistance Program - Eligible employees have access to up to $5,000 in tuition assistance per fiscal year

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Disabled Veterans Outreach Prg

State Of Indiana