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Job Transition Specialist - Arapahoe County TANF Program

POSITION TITLE:              Job Transition Specialist - Arapahoe County TANF Program
POSITION #:                      230530
POSITION STATUS:           Exempt            
FLSA STATUS:                    Full-timeExempt
REPORTS TO:                     Assistant Director
SUPERVISES:                     None
Basic Functions: Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Job Transition Specialist will assess, monitor, coordinate, and evaluate all activities and progress of the Arapahoe County - Colorado Works Participant. 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Assess each participant’s needs, goals, values, and abilities.
  2. Utilize the assessment information to help each participant determine a course of action and appropriate activities to meet Colorado Works requirements and his or her goals.
  3. Develop and update ongoing Job Transition Plans outlining steps to employment, based on assessment results and overall progress of participants.
  4. Establish and maintain monthly Individual Responsibility Contracts with each participant.
  5. Counsel participants on overcoming challenges and/or barriers in order to obtain established goals.
  6. Maintain and document all pertinent communication with each participant. .
  7. Track and report participants’ attendance, progress, and compliance. Enforce Colorado Works requirements and guidelines.
  8. Work with Job Developer to coordinate participants’ job readiness and job placement.
  9. Provide resources and referrals to participants based on their needs and barriers to employment.
  10. Assess and process supportive service requests and financial incentives.
  11. Complete and submit monthly reports.
  12. Maintain Colorado Business Management System records, as well as physical case files required by Arapahoe County and the state of Colorado.
  13. Work closely with other community agencies and county partners.
  14. Stay informed about advances and changes in state and county policies and procedures.
  15. Participate in all staff meetings, team meetings, participant reviews, and case management training.
  16. Treat each participant with respect, dignity, and consideration, working collaboratively with each individual towards the goal that his or her family be self-sufficient, stable, and strong.
  17. Carry out other duties as assigned by the Program Director.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field, or at least five year’s work experience in Colorado Works. Note: Colorado Works experience must be listed on your resume, if you are substituting this experience for the Bachelor’s Degree requirement.
  • Documented experience working in a social services, case management, counseling, or related field.
  • Documented experience managing an organized caseload of clients/participants. 
  • Experience with Microsoft programs.
  • Experience working with diverse, economically disadvantaged populations.
  • Commitment to placing all clients in paid employment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with community resources and employment opportunities.
  • Knowledge of case management practices such as client assessment, client counseling, barrier assessment, and career development.
  • Experience assisting people find employment.
  • Bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish. 
By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

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Salary Range: Anticipated Salary range is in the mid $30’s to mid-$40’s depending on experience and education.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: This position will remain posted until September 4. It is anticipated that application review will begin on September 5, 2013. If you have questions regarding this position, we do request that you send an email to
Application Process: To apply, please email a cover letter specifically addressing the position requirements and a professional resume to the Human Resources Department at
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 is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability in the admission, access, treatment or employment in its programs or activities.  Inquiries about Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and Section 504 should be made to Debbie Irvine, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, 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
CCA Mission:
“The Community College of Aurora provides lifelong educational opportunities, prepares the current and future workforce, and promotes excellence in teaching, learning and service to our diverse community.”


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