Employment Specialist

at Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth

Denton, TX

Posted on Apr. 2, 2018

Full Time

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

***Join Us Today – NOW HIRING an Employment Specialist/Case Manager – Denton***

Goodwill Fort Worth…
changing lives through the power of work.

Most people think of Goodwill as just a thrift store. But our business is really about changing lives. As a not-for-profit leader, Goodwill offers job training and other services to help people with disabilities and disadvantages achieve their maximum independence. Through Goodwill, job seekers, individuals with special needs, families, and other members of our community gain self-esteem and become independent, self-sufficient citizens. Lives are changed through the Power of Work.

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

***Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email today. Please email your resume via "Quick Apply"***

Salary: Dependent on Experience
Work Hours: 8:00 A.M. thru 4:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday


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 target outcomes (minimum of 25 clients completing job readiness competencies 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. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED: 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 multi-tasking, 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 off-site 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.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid State Driver License/ID, background check, and drug screen.

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