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Nicole Phillips-Smith
Marcia Cox
Deb Glas
Michele Korponai
Jane Kula

Jane Kula, B.A.

Job Developer, Job Seeking Skills Instructor

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES

Secondary Education, Teacher Certification – Michigan

Experience

11/2002 – Present

MIDWEST CASE MANAGEMENT, INC.
Grand Rapids, MI
Employment Specialist/Job Developer
  • Individual and job seeking skills clinics
  • Job placement
  • Provide structured job search to clients
  • Arrange on-the-job training and on-the-job evaluation

7/1987 – 11/2002

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Grand Rapids, MI
Employment Counselor/Job Specialist

Interviewed and tested clients to assess their skills, interests, educational needs and possible barriers. Referred individuals with serious medical conditions to SSA, SSI, MDCD-RS and VA for appropriate claims filing. Provided labor market information and job leads to the job ready applicants by using the Michigan Job/Talent Bank. Provided vocational and college information to prospective students. Worked closely with supportive service agencies and the Workforce Development staff. Administered government funds and kept accounting records for training programs. Serviced the employment needs of specific groups including the disabled, homeless, displaced workers, Veterans and ex-offenders by successful job developing.

11/1977 – 2/1987

MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION
Bay City, MI
Interviewer/Employment Counselor

Provided counseling, guidance and information for prospective students and job seekers. Matched employers’ needs with applicants’ skill to provide best applicants for available jobs. Served as a Job Developer to develop employment opportunities for clients. Determined financial eligibility, computed budgets, referred, sponsored and monitored applicants in government training programs. Wrote and monitored On-The-Job Training contracts for the CETA and TRA programs.

2/1982 – 8/1982

CRAWFORD REHABILITATION
Saginaw, MI
Job Developer/Placement Specialist

Developed resumes and contacted employers to develop appropriate employment opportunities for clientele. Did cold-calling and made employer visits to promote applicants. Worked in conjunction with Rehabilitation Counselors and Nurse Case Managers to assess the clients’ skills, interests and abilities. Garnered a successful placement record.

6/1974 – 11/1977

BAY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Bay City, MI
Assistance Payments Worker

Performed case management for various government aid programs including AFDC, Food Stamps, Medicaid and Long Term Care. Interviewed clients to determine eligibility for aid. Set up cases, performed monthly budgets allowing for changes in family situations. Supervised the welfare “work program” in Bay County. Developed work sites, assigned recipients to work assignments, monitored their job performance and recorded outcomes.

EDUCATION

University of Michigan – Graduate Coursework
Major: Guidance and Counseling

Western Michigan University – Bachelor’s Degree
Major: Secondary Education

2905 Lucerne Dr. S.E., Suite 102
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: (800)968-7796
Phone: (616)957-7796
Fax: (616)957-4484
 
Serving Michigan, Northern Indiana and Ohio