Goodwill of North Georgia Employment Specialist - Woodstock in Decatur, Georgia

Are you an expert at matching people to a specific position? As you begin helping associated in our career centers find or improve employment, you will be providing critical help in their times of need. Come be a part of something worthwhile. When you work with Goodwill of North Georgia you’ll receive valuable training, experience and benefits.

What we’re looking for:

Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, vocational rehabilitation or a counseling related field that may include, but is not limited to degrees I rehabilitation, education, social work or psychology or closely related field.

  • OR – A Bachelor’s degree in vocational rehabilitation or a counseling related field that may include, but is not limited to degrees I rehabilitation, education, social work or psychology or closely related field AND (1) year experience in a related field.

  • OR – An Associate’s degree in vocational rehabilitation or a counseling related field that may include, but is not limited to degrees I rehabilitation, education, social work or psychology or closely related field AND (2) years experience in a related field.

  • OR – (3) Three years experience in counseling, linking with community resources, special education or instruction.

  • Good time management, analytical, writing and communication skills.

  • Specialized knowledge that will assist in the ability to obtain contracts ad negotiate fee-for-service opportunities.

  • Have a strong working knowledge of medical, psychological, social and vocational aspects of disability and/or disadvantage conditions of community resources, occupational information and job readiness.

  • Have the ability to develop strategic relationships and experience in networking with employers and industry leaders.

  • Proficiency with the tools associated with the scope of the position including Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Leadership, positive feedback, and guidance in a flexible geographic environment which is open to the public.

  • Reliable transportation

What you’ll be doing:

As an Employment Specialist you will be self-directed and sales-oriented. You’ll be responsible for the following:

  • Securing contracts/agreements from employers for employment of graduates from Goodwill training programs who are non-custodial parents.

  • Negotiates with employers to develop community employment opportunities for job training and permanent employment for program participants

  • Primary duty is to obtain orders from employers for employment of program graduates, which results in payment for individualized job placement services by third-party funder.

  • The employment specialist is field-based, engaging with customers off-site in their place of business.

Work Environment Conditions:

  • The ability to push, pull and lift 20 lbs. with or without accommodations.

  • Must be able to safely operate a vehicle and hold a valid Georgia Drivers License.

  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements to perform all duties relating to Career Services, which may include driving, material handling, transport and carrying of documents, handbooks and various supplies.

To Apply:

Does this sound like a place for you? If so, please apply today. Our process takes about 15 minutes to complete. Once you do, our recruiting team will reach out to you within a few days. Thank you for your time and interest in Goodwill of North Georgia.

Goodwill of North Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Goodwill to consider applicants based solely on qualifications and merit; without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.