Fedcap: Breaking the Cycle

Fedcap’s Breaking the Cycle program was officially launched in the State of Maine on January 30th, 2017. The Breaking the Cycle program was established by Fedcap after we were selected by Maine officials to provide statewide services under their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, called ASPIRE. There are approximately 3200 TANF cases throughout Maine, and the state is committed to working with Fedcap to end poverty for these individuals, families and children. Under our contract with the state, Fedcap will provide education and training that leads to sustainable employment, as well as connections to services for those with barriers to work. The model is the same as that of our highly successful WeCARE program in NYC, which pioneered cutting edge vocational and independent medical assessments to determine functional capacity for employment. The Breaking the Cycle program will operate out of 16 Opportunity Centers. TANF families will be served by a team of 145 employees. Fedcap is always looking to hire qualified and motivated people to be a part of their growing team. Search current job openings for Fedcap here on Indeed.com!

In these career exploration videos you will learn about careers at this new and growing agency.  You will hear from:

  • Various employees in the agency profile who describe the overall mission of Fedcap: Breaking The Cycle and why Fedcap is important to them and the participants. 
  • Justin, a site manager, who explains his role and the tasks he is responsible for in keeping the day to day operations running smoothly.  
  • Melissa, administrative assistant, who LOVES her job and uses her organizational and communication skills to make sure things are done in a timely and caring manner. 
  • Melanie & Susan (Work Experience Program Specialists), Susan (Intensive Case Manager) and Raphael (Job Developer) who all work to help people move into the workforce in a variety of ways.
  • Kim, Larissa, and Richard who teach a variety of workshops aimed at delivering important job readiness and wellness information to help participants gain the skills they need to be independent.

Fedcap: BTC Agency Profile

 

We provide classes on how to deal with the nuances of job searching, how to market yourself for employment, and to figure out what is out there that they could achieve. ~ Gary

Justin, Site Manager

Justin explains how this job nurtures what he cherishes most, helping people become self-sufficient.

 

Job Title: Site Manager

Education and Experience Required: 

 Bachelor’s degree in public administration, health administration, non-profit management, social services, vocational rehabilitation, business administration, or a related field.

Seven to ten years of related public health, workforce development, social services, vocational rehabilitation or professional experience at least 4 of which must have been management/supervisory

Learning Profile: Interpersonal, Linguistic

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This job will be good for a person who has a holistic view of the person, who cares, who understands, who analyzes the situations and who also is eager to find a solution to the problems which are presented. ~ Justin

Melissa, Administrative Assistant

Melissa explains what she does as an Administrative Assistant, why she likes his job, and how this fast paced job is a good fit for her.

 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Education and Experience Required:

High School Diploma or GED, One year of experience as a Secretary, Clerk or Administrative Assistant

Learning Profile: Interpersonal, Linguistic

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 I have no problem telling people that I was a TANF recipient because I want them to understand that there is life after TANF and FEDCAP will help you get there. ~ Melissa

Work Readiness Instructors

Learn about Workshop instructors who help participants with wellness, work ready and communication skills to help them on their way to independence.   

 

Job Title: Work Readiness Instructors

Education and Experience Required: Bachelor’s degree or higher in adult education, education, human relations, psychology, social work or related field. Knowledge of or experience in job development, human resources or employer relations

Learning Profile: Interpersonal, Linguistic

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We need to be creative. We need to find the right way or the right material to use to help the person to understand the message that we are trying to deliver. ~ Larissa

Case Managers 

Work Experience Program Specialist, Intensive Case Manager and Job Developer careers are all explained in this video.

 

Job Title:  Work Experience Program Specialist

Education and Experience Required:

Associate’s degree in social work/human services or related field.

Two to three years of experience in working with TANF programs

Learning Profile: Interpersonal, Linguistic

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Job Title: Intensive Case Managers

Education and Experience Required: 

Bachelor’s degree in vocational rehabilitation or special education, social work, psychology or related field.

Performance of at least one year in developing and implementing vocational programs

Learning Profile: Interpersonal, Linguistic

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Job Title: Job Developer

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree in vocational rehabilitation or special education, social work, psychology or related field.

Performance of at least one year in developing and implementing vocational programs

Learning Profile: Interpersonal, Linguistic

Search current job openings for Fedcap here on Indeed.com!