Employment Specialist - Fort Worth

at Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX

Posted on Jul. 10, 2017

Full Time

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

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth is expanding and adding professional positions in efforts of serving our community by empowering people with disabilities, disadvantages and barriers to employment. If you are interested in making an impact in the community that we serve, this could be a good opportunity for you.

Hiring Bonus of $750 available to chosen candidates in Workforce Development Programs hired for positions requiring University of North Texas Supported Employment Credentials

Now seeking Employment Specialists for the Goodwill Works programs in Fort Worth, 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 services to clients (Veteran, Homeless, Disabled, and Disadvantaged population) with 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 (2 supported employment, and 1 direct placement minimum). 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 management/supervision, and working with disabled and/or disadvantaged clients. Experience in job development. Excellent interpersonal communication skills; strong experience in office administrative procedures; and attentive to details. Ability to motivate individuals with disabilities/employment barriers. Mobile, with own transportation to be able to travel to various agency locations. UNT Supported Employment Credentials. Bilingual a plus.

Valid and current ID, background check, and drug screen. Must meet TXDARS staff requirements.

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