Source is Denver LDS Employment Center 9/18/2014 – meljr
Stake Employment Specialist
|Acquire the knowledge and skills to find job openings and help members find suitable employment.
- Receive initial training from Regional Employment center
- Devote sufficient time to master ldsjobs.org
- Devote several hours a week to professional reading on job search skills: interviewing, networking, resume writing, cold calling, INTERNET search skills, etc.
- Get to know the members of the stake who work for key companies, are employers or who work in human resource management
- Attend the monthly training meetings held on line or at the Regional Employment Center
|Provide Instruction and Training to Ward Employment Specialists
- Provide detailed instruction on ldsjobs.org to all ward employment specialists.
- Provide individual one on one training/orientation to all ward employment specialists after their initial call.
- Provide group training on a regular basis in a forum that allows the SES to address day to day challenges and needs of the ward employment specialists.
- Meet individually with ward employment specialists once a quarter to discuss calling, offer assistance, address concerns and evaluate progress.
|Provide Instruction and Training to priesthood and Relief Society leaders at the ward level throughout the stake.
- Meet with ward priesthood and Relief Society leaders annually to provide joint training on employment.
- Work with ward employment specialists to provide individual training for R.S. and priesthood leaders as needed, to include YM/YW.
|Know All Stake Employment Needs
- Insure Needs Surveys are conducted at the ward level to determine employment, education and training needs to include underemployment.
- Work with Stake R.S. and YM/YW presidencies to determine needs within their specific organizations to include inactive members.
- Work with Stake councils to identify employment needs stake wide.
|Resource to Stake Welfare Committee
- Attend the quarterly Stake Welfare Committee meeting.
- Work with the committee to establish employment welfare goals.
- Be prepared to provide input on education, training, the current job market, employment opportunities, to include self-employment, etc.
- Report on status and progress of stake employment goals and monthly reports
- Report survey results and identified needs.
- Report on large scale job market issues affecting more than one ward.
- Accept new assignments and report on previous assignments.
- Assist individual members of the committee as requested.
|Know Economic and Business Opportunities Within the Community
- Read the daily and Sunday business sections of the newspaper to become familiar with community employment opportunities and issues.
- Review monthly the local business journal or other available publications.
- Review monthly state/local government websites that detail latest economic conditions and trends.
- Periodically contact key members who have positions of economic responsibility in the community to receive updates and perspectives.
- Have stake and Regional employment activities placed in the Stake Directory
- Assist ward employment specialists in placing announcements in ward sacrament bulletins.
- Regularly advertise stake employment nights.
|Help Place Members in Suitable Employment or Training, to Include Self Employment
- Establish stake employment nights where members can receive assistance on a regular basis and ongoing training can be provided to ward employment specialists.
- Help priesthood and Relief Society leaders understand that they shout take the lead in all employment efforts for their perspective members.
- Work with ward employment specialists to insure that members have a suitable job coach.
- Work with ward employment specialists to identify job openings that match needs of members with employment concerns.
- Seek inspiration.
- Seek Assistance as needed from the Employment Resource Center (if available) on employment opportunities within the community.
|Meet with Stake President or assigned Stake Presidency member on a regular basis.
- Set Welfare goals.
- Outline plan for achieving stake goals.
- Discuss training stake wide.
- Discuss current state of unemployment and underemployment.
- Seek direction.
- Discuss any other issues that affect the temporal welfare of the stake members.