Presentation on theme: "Welcome to. Work Transforms Lives What is JVS? JVS (Jewish Vocational Service) is a not-for-profit, non- sectarian organization. We help people find meaningful."— Presentation transcript:
Work Transforms Lives What is JVS? JVS (Jewish Vocational Service) is a not-for-profit, non- sectarian organization. We help people find meaningful employment and succeed in todays workplace. At JVS, we believe that work transforms lives. Job seekers who focus on increasing their work and job search skills are most likely to become employed. We offer a diversity of employment and training programs free of charge to job seekers.
Work Transforms Lives JVS Sectors We work with employers in many of the most high- growth industry sectors in the Bay Area. We specialize in finding jobs in fields such as the following: Health Care – Nurse (RN, LVN, CNA), Personal Caregiver, Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Healthcare Information Technologist, Business Services – nonprofit, finance, accounting, administrative, information technology, legal, retail, and hospitality
Work Transforms Lives Technology Access Center (TAC)* Job Search Skills Workshops Resume and Cover Letter Reviews Computer Skills Training Strategy Groups Employer Spotlights Online Resources: Podcasts and Career Gateway Career Coaching (Fee-Based) Technology Access Center (TAC)* Job Search Skills Workshops Resume and Cover Letter Reviews Computer Skills Training Strategy Groups Employer Spotlights Online Resources: Podcasts and Career Gateway Career Coaching (Fee-Based) Self-Guided Job Search JVS Orientation (You are here) JVS Orientation (You are here) Your next Job! * After attending an enrollment session.
Work Transforms Lives Technology Access Center The Technology Access Center (TAC) is a computer lab and resource library. You can use the TAC to look for a job, work on your resume, or build your computer skills with self-paced tutorials. You must first attend a drop-in Enrollment Session: Mondays, 2:00 – 3:00 Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:30 Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30
Work Transforms Lives Job Search Skills Workshops JVS offers over 60 workshops every month, on topics such as: Building Resumes and Cover Letters Impactful Interviewing Identifying Transferrable Skills Successful Networking Techniques How To Link Through LinkedIn and Beyond Resume and Cover Letter Reviews (one-one-one feedback from employment specialists) JVS workshops are also offered in the Peninsula, East Bay and at other sites in San Francisco. Register online at jvs.org
Work Transforms Lives Computer Skills Training Computer Skills Courses are typically 3 hours long and last 3-6 days. Courses include: Word Basics and Intermediate Excel Basics and Intermediate Outlook PowerPoint Fundamentals of Computing Advanced Workshops are 3 hours long and offered monthly. Workshops include: Mail Merge, PivotTables and Excel Formulas & Functions Register online at jvs.org
Work Transforms Lives Strategy Groups Network, share tips, and work collaboratively on your job search with other job seekers. Current strategy groups include: 50+ Job Seekers Joblink for Job Seekers with Disabilities Professionals and Executives Maintaining Momentum East Bay & South Peninsula Drop-in
Work Transforms Lives Employer Spotlights Hear from local employers about trends in their industry, current job openings, and their company application process. Recent Employers Include: Salesforce Microsoft Macys Gap Bank of America Register online at jvs.org
Work Transforms Lives Online Resources: gatewaytocareers.com gatewaytocareers.com The Career Gateway helps you to:
Work Transforms Lives Online Resources: JVS Podcasts Access JVS job search podcasts online at jvs.org/podcasts.shtml. jvs.org/podcasts.shtml Topics Include: Your 30-second Pitch Networking Interviewing Job Goal Setting Resumes LinkedIn
Work Transforms Lives Career Coaching If you are working on clarifying your career goals or planning to change careers, then JVS Career Coaching can help you. In Career Coaching, you will explore your strengths and weaknesses and develop direction for your job search. This usually takes around 3 to 5 sessions. Career Coaching is the only JVS program that is fee for service. Each session is a $100 fee – 30% to 40% lower than what most agencies charge.
Work Transforms Lives Work Authorization If you do not have work authorization in the United States, you are welcome to use our self-guided job search resources and services: Technology Access Center (TAC) Job Search Skills Workshops Computer Skills Training Strategy Groups Employer Spotlights Online Resources: Podcasts and Career Gateway Career Coaching (Fee-Based) JVS does not give advice on immigration/work authorization issues, assist people with sponsorship or student visas, or make employer connections for those without work authorization.
Work Transforms Lives Supported Job Search Steps Job Search Fundamentals: Resume Essentials I Cover Letter Essentials I Impactful Interviewing I Job Search Planning Job Search Fundamentals: Resume Essentials I Cover Letter Essentials I Impactful Interviewing I Job Search Planning Your Next Job Initial Meeting with Employment Specialist (Assessment & Goal Setting) Interviewing Labs Resume and Cover Letter Labs Strategy Groups Employment Specialist Office Hours Initial Meeting with Employment Specialist (Assessment & Goal Setting) Interviewing Labs Resume and Cover Letter Labs Strategy Groups Employment Specialist Office Hours Intake JVS Orientation (You are here) JVS Orientation (You are here)
Work Transforms Lives For those who want supported job search and have a specific, realistic employment goal within JVS sectors, you may be assigned to a JVS Employment Specialist. Your employment specialist will help you: Focus on your specific job goal. Perfect your resume and cover letters. Identify challenges that are hindering your job search. Work on job search skills. Find resources to track down and pursue promising job leads. Supported Job Search
Work Transforms Lives The focus of working with an employment specialist will be to build your job search skills and strategies. To maximize your work with an employment specialist, you must first attend: Resume Essentials I Cover Letter Essentials I Impactful Interviewing I Job Search Planning Job Search Fundamentals
Work Transforms Lives When working with an employment specialist, you will: Spend about 20 hours per week on job search activities such as doing research or attending workshops and employer spotlights. Attend JVS workshops and labs at least once a month. Contact your employment specialist at least once a month. Complete job search tasks that you and your employment specialist have agreed to. Give 24 hour notice if you need to cancel an appointment. Making the Most of Supported Job Search
Work Transforms Lives Supported job search for dislocated workers, including those who have been laid off and displaced homemakers. Offering: Access to Employers Monthly Networking Event with Employers Online Learning Opportunities through Metrix Learning JTAS Newsletter Job Transition Assistance Services (JTAS)
Work Transforms Lives The JVS High School Bridge programs serve 1,000 youth each year across 15 sites. Services include: Job readiness programs for special education high school students Paid internship and job placement services Supported job search and placement assistance Post-secondary education enrollment services Programs for Youth
Work Transforms Lives JVS has many programs to meet the job search needs of different individuals: Supported job search on the Peninsula and in the East Bay. JobLink for adults with disabilities. Youth (ages 14-24) with disabilities. Specific Supported Job Search Programs
Work Transforms Lives Vocational Skills Training Steps Your next Job! JVS Orientation (You are here) JVS Orientation (You are here) 1.Contact coordinator or manager. 2.Attend orientation, if needed. 3.Apply to program, if needed. 4.Attend training. 5.Meet with your employment specialist. 6.Take advantage of Self-Guided Services. 1.Contact coordinator or manager. 2.Attend orientation, if needed. 3.Apply to program, if needed. 4.Attend training. 5.Meet with your employment specialist. 6.Take advantage of Self-Guided Services.
Work Transforms Lives JVS offers specific training programs in fields that offer opportunity for Bay Area residents. Some of our current training programs include: Healthcare Bridge, preparing college-age youth for careers in healthcare. Through the HealthCare Academy: Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Personal Caregiver. Nursing Refresher Programs for nurses re-entering the field. Let us know if you are interested in any of these training programs! Vocational Skills Training Programs
Work Transforms Lives Sponsored by the City and County of San Franciscos Office of Economic and Workforce Development: HealthCare Academy – Coordinated by JVS For more information on the City and County of San Franciscos Vocational Academies visit: www.workforcedevelopmentsf.org Training Programs: HealthCare Academy
Work Transforms Lives The Kohn Summer Intern Program is a project of Jewish Vocational Service funded by the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. College undergraduates with primary residence in the Bay Area, can apply for this eight-week paid summer internship. Jewish college students build their skills, gain valuable workplace experience, exposure to issues currently facing the Jewish community, and opportunities for supervision and mentoring from Jewish community leaders. Training Programs: Kohn Summer Intern Program
Work Transforms Lives Recent Job Titles LVN, RN, Medical Interpreter, Personal Caregiver Retail Sales Associate, Team Member, Host Facilities Coordinator, Bookkeeper, Brand Specialist, Tutor, Team Member, Development Coordinator Recent Employers SF General Hospital, Maxim Health Services, Institute on Aging Boudin Bakery, Macys West, Jamba Juice Aspiriant, PrO Unlimited, Bauers Transportation, Target Corporation, City College of San Francisco Recent JVS Placements
Work Transforms Lives JVS Results Last year, as the state unemployment rate was 10- 12%: 1,048 JVS clients found jobs. The average wage for adults was $23 per hour. Over 1,000 employers hired JVS clients. 2,300 people attended over 1,000 public JVS workshops. 1,650 people participated in Supported Job Search. Our client satisfaction rate was 96%.
Work Transforms Lives With the exception of Career Coaching, we offer all of our services at no charge to you. We do ask that you tell us when you find employment: Funder support us because we get results. Your success can help pave the way for the success of future JVS job seekers. Provide informational interviews Being a guest speaker to job seekers Hiring JVS clients How Much Does It Cost?
Work Transforms Lives JVS Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Technology Access Center (TAC) Hours Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM Note: JVS is closed for most federal and Jewish holidays. JVS Hours
Work Transforms Lives Next Steps: Career Coaching & Supported Job Search Outside of SF Career Coaching (for the $100/hour fee) – leave your yellow sheet and the Education & Work Skills Coordinator will contact you. Supported Job Search in the East Bay & Peninsula – leave your yellow sheet and an employment specialist will contact you. We offer our supported job search services at locations within the Jewish community.
Work Transforms Lives Next Steps: Supported Job Search 1. Make an Intake Appointment. Write down the date, time and person you are meeting with. Review the handbook at home and bring to your intake. Bring a resume and other portfolio items to your intake. 2. Sign up for Fundamental Workshops: Resume Essentials I Cover Letters I Impactful Interviewing I Job Search Planning 3. Take advantage of Self-Guided Services.