Goodwill Industries of The Valleys, Inc.

Career Specialist

Job ID
2017-2183
US-VA-Narrows
Narrows WFD Center
Category
Human Services

Overview

Employees of Goodwill go to work each day just like everyone else.  They stock shelves in retail stores, drive trucks, balance spreadsheets in accounting, manage people and much more.  They earn their paycheck just like everyone else.  But at the same time they are also earning a second paycheck.  They are helping fund, through their work, training and job programs that will put people with employment barriers in our community back to work.

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys has a position open for a Career Specialist at the Workforce Development Center in Narrows, VA.

Responsibilities

  •  Determine eligibility and maintain client files.
  •  To determine eligibility for all interested adults, dislocated workers and/or youth.
  •  To provide all clients job search assistance
  •  To provide individualized case management
  •  To provide Guidance and Counseling to all clients 
  •  To provide an extensive assessment of each client 
  •  To develop with the client a service strategy which includes goals of the client 
  •  To ensure that each client obtains the training and education appropriate for success
  •  Develop strong business contacts within all communities served 
  •  To contact employers and develop plans to employ and train clients
  •  To maintain accurate client files and records according to program guidelines
  •  To ensure that each client moves into unsubsidized employment
  •  To complete follow-up reports 
  •  To accurately determine cost for training, work experience, and/or supportive services
  •  Submit all necessary forms, bills, invoices, and other paperwork
  •  To perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Experience, Competencies, and Education 

  •   College degree preferred but a combination of work experience and education may be considered a substitute for educational preference.
  •   Good written and verbal communication skills
  •   Strong organizational and time management skills

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret most complex documents relating to federal regulations under WIAA guidelines.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.

 

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical equations.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking of a wide range of practical problems.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract or concrete variables.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; talk or hear.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be required to drive and transport clients.


Work environment characteristics describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not normally exposed to weather conditions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

 

Goodwill offers a competitive salary and benefits for full time employees such as medical, dental, vision, life, retirement, educational reimbursement, EAP, STD, LTD, and PTO.  We offer retirement and EAP benefits for part time employees.

 

“Helping people and families in our communities achieve a better life through work and independence.”

 

Equal employment/Affirmative action employer.

 

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