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Catholic Charities of TN

Employment Specialist

Catholic Charities of TN


Job Summary

Catholic Charities has an opening for the position of Employment Specialist in its Refugee and Immigration Services Department.  This position is full-time and located at the Catholic Pastoral Center at 2806 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214.  Hours are generally 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday but flexibility is required outside of these hours, including nights and weekends on occasion.

Job Responsibilities

The primary functions of this position are to identify and recruit potential employers; conduct assessments of experience, skills and work limitations with clients; provide job readiness training; assist clients in completing applications and securing employment; provide transportation for clients as needed; aid in job orientations and bus trainings; provide follow-up services to ensure success of job placement; and complete necessary paperwork documenting effort and placement.


  • College degree, preferably in Social Services or Business, or 2 years of experience in related work required.
  • Experience working across cultures preferred.
  • Experience working with employers preferred.
  • Driver’s license, good driving history, and reliable transportation required.

Other Skills or Requirements:

  • Ability to facilitate intercultural communication and to create an environment where differences are respected.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the public and staff.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with extreme professionalism.
  • Ability to plan and organize work and to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to follow tasks through to completion.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to work well as a team and independently with minimal direction.
  • Ability to go up and down steps.
  • Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines.
  • Basic computer proficiency.
  • Ability to transport clients.
  • Bi-lingual strongly preferred (especially Kiswahili or Kinyarwanda)

Additional Information


Competetive Salary and Full Benefits.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Mabel Davis at


  • Date Posted: January 13, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: 37000
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk