United Way of Central Iowa (UWCI) is seeking a Case Manager for its’ Central Iowa Returning Citizens Achieve (CIRCA) Program. This program is funded by a federal grant and ensures individuals leaving incarceration have the skills necessary to secure long-term employment. UWCI believes one of the clearest paths to economic self-sufficiency is education and training. Job training and readiness programs remain critical to advancing low-wage, low-skilled workers into self-sustaining jobs. UWCI and its community partners work to strengthen central Iowans' education and skills to prepare them for the better-paying jobs in the local economy.
This position will join two other case managers and will be a part of the Central Iowa Works team and UWCI’s income impact area. The CIRCA program and this position is time-limited as grant funding will expire on September 30. 2021. The program may be continued beyond that date based on program success and funding sources.
The ideal candidate will have proven case management experience and direct service delivery related to employment counseling, the ability to work with diverse populations facing multiple barriers, excellent verbal communication and writing skills with the ability to format resumes and cover letters, mastery of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet applications. Experience interacting with a variety of community members and entities including business professionals, public agencies, education and training organizations and employers is necessary. Two to three years’ experience with job placement is required with a bachelor’s degree in human services or related field desired; experience in lieu of some education will be considered. Experience working with incarcerated individuals is highly preferred.
This position will travel to correctional facilities in Newton and Mitchellville, Iowa and the person in this position must have a good driving record, a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive and their own vehicle. UWCI reimburses mileage expense at the current IRS rate of .58 cents per mile.
United Way of Central Iowa is an established and highly respected nonprofit in the Central Iowa area and the United Way Worldwide network. Employees at UWCI demonstrate and role model UWCI’s Core Values of Compassion, Integrity, Community Engagement, Responsiveness and Striving for Excellence and are passionate about our aspiration to “Engage Community to Empower All.” have a passion for the organization’s mission and community impact work and strive to create a positive, inclusive and welcoming work environment.” In addition to a competitive salary and robust benefits package including health insurance, a dental plan, 401(k) with match and paid life insurance, we offer the following:
- On-site cafeteria
- Free on-site fitness center
- Commitment to employee professional development
- Fostering diversity and inclusion in our work and culture
- Fun monthly opportunities for employees to build camaraderie
- Wellness initiatives
- Convenient central Des Moines location with free parking
- Paid volunteer time off
- Participating in cross-functional teams and organization-wide initiatives and projects
- Tuition Assistance
- Generous paid vacation plan, holidays, a personal holiday and sick time