POSITION X2110 Extension Assistant, Career Navigator, SNAP Employment & Training, Eastern Region
LOCATION Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, UT Extension, Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee (This position will be housed in the Eastern Region.)
EFFECTIVE DATE Screening of applicants' credentials will begin immediately. Anticipated effective date is May 3, 2021.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with training and experience. This is a grant-funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon performance and funding. Benefits include group hospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement; Workers' Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs, including liberal time off for holidays and longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.
This Extension Assistant position supports programming efforts of Skill Up Tennessee, UT Extension's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training program. This position is expected to develop strong partnerships with Extension agents and partners. This position furthers program objectives by providing technical assistance to agents, providing case management services to participants, pursuing sources of matching funds, and providing general program support.
Provide intensive case management and supportive services for participants.
Conduct orientation with verified participants
Conduct initial assessment and development of individual employment plan
Work with participants on setting and working toward goals leading to employment
Follow-up with participants on a monthly basis
Identify need for participant supports and assist with disbursement
Enter participant data into reporting systems
Plan, conduct, implement, and evaluate programming.
Coordinate and assist with program implementation efforts
Implement and monitor program activities
Document program process and progress
Manage records and materials
Assist with report creation and submission
Seek, document, and share success stories
Assist with program development efforts, including training and recruitment materials
Assist with and apply processes and procedures to ensure effective program implementation
Build and expand SNAP Employment and Training program activities in assigned counties.
Serve as a contact with Extension specialists, agents, and county-level partners on programmatic efforts
Provide technical assistance to agents in matters of curricula, record keeping, and other programmatic components
Build strong local and/or regional partnerships with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs), community colleges, American Job Centers, other providers, industry, employers, and county Extension personnel
Teach county Extension personnel through training.
Assist with the development of materials and training on program procedures and educational/intervention components
Keep current in assigned subject matter area and strive for improvement.
Assume other duties as necessary or assigned.
Internal Number: 213048
About Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.