Welcome to the Workforce Santa Cruz County Job Blast!
This Job Blast is your biweekly connection to some of the hottest jobs around Santa Cruz County. What's a hot job? One that employers need filled quickly!

Highlighted Employer
Provides employment readiness preparation by administering the Steps for Success (S4S) model’s employment track and noting when each step is achieved. Provides job placement services using the Tools for Success S4S module to prepare the clients for job search, the interview process, and maintaining employment. Follow-ups with the client and employer to make sure the job placement is appropriate and successful. Works with the job developer to identify appropriate employment opportunities. (L2W).

Provides a variety of legal support services and program support activities for immigrants speaking primarily Spanish. Schedules appointments, interviews clients, and delivers immigration legal services which may include applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), green card renewal, Naturalization, family-based immigration petitions, applications for permanent residency, and other applications for immigration benefits. Completes applications for various immigration benefits accurately, efficiently, and completely. Completes legal trainings required to obtain and retain Department of Justice Recognition and Accreditation. Conducts education and outreach to the public on immigration topics via video conference and at in-person events when possible.

Conducts outreach and determines income and other eligibility criteria, processes rental assistance applications and intake documents, interacts with clients and landlords and offers and provides, upon request, case management and financial literacy/capability support to ensure long term housing stability for low-income families, seniors and those with disabilities in Santa Cruz County. Enters client data to ensure program and contract reporting and compliance requirements are met.

Provides outreach and recruitment activities to ensure both programs goals are met as well as contract compliance. Collaborates with community partners including schools, hospitals, law enforcement, probation, community based organizations, Santa Cruz County Behavioral health, pop-up identified sites, etc. Conducts presentations with program information and attends community outreach events. Conducts quarterly parenting workshops and monthly family activities. Provides trauma informed culturally responsive programs, intensive case management and mentors youth who are impacted by violence, provides assessments, goal setting, and access to services. Engages, maintains, and tracks an active caseload of participants, focused on increasing youth safety and well-being through goal attainment and prosocial activities such as employment and/or education.

To see any of the above listed jobs, or any other open jobs with the Community Action Board click here.

Local Job Openings
Paid Family Leave (PFL) for Fathers
If you're a new or expecting father, click here to learn more about Paid Family Leave (PFL).

Whether California fathers need time to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, or participate in a qualifying event due to a family member’s military deployment, they can be there for the moments that matter most with the PFL program. 

For questions about PFL, contact the Disability Insurance Outreach Section.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
The SCSEP program strives to assist mature workers (55+) in their search for employment by providing guidance, direction and resources to help them in their endeavors. Employment programs offer paid classroom training, job match up, placement and follow up to eligible older workers. Click here for more information.

Workforce Santa Cruz County is here every step of the way to help you achieve more. Our workforce experts focus the job search process to save you time and put you on the path to a stable job – or connect you with training that makes more fulfilling career pathways possible. Workforce Santa Cruz County can even help you figure out what kind of career would be best for you. If interested in the WIOA program click here to watch the WIOA orientation video which explains the eligibility requirements and process (haga clic aqui para verlo en espanol) and visit https://workforcescc.com/.

Volunteer Opportunities
Commission on Disabilities Internship
The Intern will work with County Staff and Commissioners to create a comprehensive history of the Commission, including activities, membership, leadership, recommendations, and legislative and community impact within the greater cultural context of the disability rights movement. The history will eventually be presented in a variety of visually appealing and easily accessible formats. Click here for more information.

COVID-19 Resources
Disability Insurance (DI) benefits may be available for individuals that have experienced wage loss due to COVID-19 exposure. 

Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits, if you have to care for an ill or quarantined family member. 

Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, if your child's school is closed and you have to miss work to be there for your child or if your hours have been reduced as a result of COVID-19.

For more information about any of the above benefits, click here.

El Pajaro Community Development Corporation (CDC) is here for you and your business during this difficult time. El Pajaro CDC is offering free services in English and Spanish to assist you in the preparation of SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan applications. Please call (831)722-1224 or email [email protected] to request a phone or online appointment. 

State of California Department of Social Services, for a list of free or low-cost internet services, free virtual video conference resources, free digital literacy assessments, and other resources, click here.

To find even more jobs visit California's online resource, CalJOBS at www.caljobs.ca.gov

If you are with a business and would like to post a job opening, please email [email protected] or call (831)763-8872.

WIOA financially assisted programs or activities are an Equal Opportunity Employer and/or Program. More information is available on the Notices page. Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities, call (831) 454-4117.
Our Locations:
Watsonville Career Center
18 West Beach Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 763-8700
Capitola Career Center
2045 40th Avenue, Suite B
Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 464-6286
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