Employment Specialist / Case Manager Arlington

at Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth

Arlington, TX

Posted on Nov. 29, 2016

Full Time

Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Disability Insurance, 401k / Retirement Plan

Goodwill Industries has exciting new career opportunities for the New Year! Most people think of Goodwill as just a thrift store, but our business is really about changing lives.

Now seeking an Employment Specialist / Case Manager for the Goodwill Works program in Arlington, TX.

Dependent on Experience

8:00 A.M. thru 4:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday

• Company paid basic term life
• Paid time off
• Voluntary medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, 401k

Provides employment and follow-­up retention services to clients with disabilities and multiple barriers to employment. Assist client with identifying employment goals, resume writing, employment applications, interviewing skills, job search and job retention strategies; transportation; counseling, coaching and redirection to ensure progress and goals are met. Meet monthly program placement target outcomes (minimum placement goal of 20 clients monthly). Develop employer relationships thru cold calling, attending job fairs, and maintain current knowledge of community resources thru research and attendance at community meetings. Develop partnership with other community social services agencies to provide comprehensive services to clients. Maintain current and accurate case files, program records/reports ensuring confidentiality, and timeliness. Work cooperatively and effectively with clients, employers, community partner agencies, and staff. Attend DARS required training and credentialing sessions. Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor Degree required. Two (2) years of experience in each of the following: management/supervision, working with disabled and disadvantaged clients with multiple barriers to employment, and in job development. Able to meet established program’s performance metrics through multi­tasking, working with a sense of urgency, or at a fast-paced, in order to achieve program’s required performance outcomes. Requires excellent interpersonal communication, office administrative, and strong case management skills, with attentiveness to details. Able to motivate individuals with disabilities and employment barriers. Approximately 50% of time may be in an office environment, with remaining time working with clients, and attending outside community meetings, job fairs, and other events as related to job responsibilities; facilitate clients’ trips to employers in company’s van; able to provide own transportation to off­site facilities. Ability to access file cabinets, office equipment, stoop, lift, twist, bend, etc., in the process of performing job functions. Must have communication capabilities via cell phone and/or Smartphone technology. BILINGUAL preferred.

Valid State Driver’s License/ID, background check, drug screen, and physical examination. Must meet TXDARS staff requirements.

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