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Job Transition Specialist - Adams County TANF Program

POSITION TITLE:           Job Transition Specialist - Adams County TANF Program
POSITION #:                  230480
POSITION STATUS:        Exempt                       
FLSA STATUS:                 Part-time Exempt
REPORTS TO:                  Assistant Director
SUPERVISES:                  None
Basic Functions: Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of the Center for Workforce Development, the Job Transition Specialist (JTS) monitors, coordinates, and evaluates all activities and progress of the Center’s Colorado Works participants. The JTS provides resources, support, and direction for each TANF-eligible client. The JTS’s goal is to place all clients in paid employment as quickly as possible.
This is a part time position, working 20 hours per week. Work hours can be flexible during business hours and will be negotiated with the final candidate.  However, there will be regularly scheduled appointments weekly that need to be attended and will be built in to the work schedule.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assess each participant’s needs, goals, values, and abilities.
  • Utilize the assessment information to determine each participant’s course of action.
  • Develop and update ongoing Job Transition Plans (JTP) outlining steps to employment, based on assessment results and overall progress with participants.
  • Establish and maintain monthly Individual Responsibility Contracts (IRC).
  • Counsel participants on overcoming challenges and/or barriers in order to obtain established goals.
  • Maintain and document communication with each participant weekly via phone or in person.
  • Track and report participants attendance and compliance. Enforce Colorado Works requirements and guidelines.
  • Work with the Job Developer to coordinate each participant’s job placement.
  • Assist with job readiness preparation and child care resource information.
  • Provide resources and referrals to participants.
  • Assess and process supportive service requests and financial incentives.
  • Create monthly reports.
  • Maintain Colorado Business Management System records, as well as physical case files required by Adams County.
  • Works closely with other community agencies and county partners.
  • Stay informed about advances and changes in county policies and procedures.
  • Participate in all staff meetings, team meetings, participant reviews, and case management training.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Program Director.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services, Counseling, Psychology or related field. (Note: experience may be substituted for formal education on a one-for-one year basis).
  • Must be able to work part time
  • Experience working with diverse, economically disadvantaged populations.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Social Services or related field
  • Previous experience working with local county offices assisting clients.
  • Familiarity with community resources and employment opportunities.
  • Experience working in a social services, case management or related field.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs.
  • Knowledge of case management practices such as client assessment, barrier assessment, and career development.
Contract Specifics 
Note: This is a part-time, year-round professional/technical position. Salary range mid to high teens.  Placement is commensurate with education and experience.   CCA offers an excellent benefit plan.  Leave and holiday benefits are also included. For more information on the insurance benefits, click on the following link:  Benefits.
Deadline to Submit Application Material
We anticipate that application review will begin on May 17.  Application material will be accepted until finalists are identified or the position is filled. This position will remain posted on the website until it has been filled or a final candidate has been identified. 
Application Process
To apply, send a cover letter and a professional resume to the attention of the Human Resources Department at If you have questions regarding this position, we do ask that you email
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Notice to all Applicants
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Final candidate/s will be subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
  • Final candidate/s will be required to submit official transcripts within (14) days of hire.
  • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits.  For more information, visit
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Community College of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its admission, access, treatment or employment in its programs or activities as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504, Age Discrimination Act and Title II of the ADA. Written inquiries may be referred to Debbie Irvine, 16000 E. CentreTech Pkwy., Suite A201, Aurora, CO  80011-9036.
The Community College of Aurora prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates federal or state law, Board Policy 3-120 or Board Policy 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation. The College complies with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Executive Order 11246, and sections 24-34-301, C.R.S. et seq.
For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at
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