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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:10 AM


The Employment Specialist will be located at the Workforce Solutions will be the primary liaison between the Workforce Solutions office and Goodwill Industries of Houston Job Connection Centers. Responsible for the development of competitive jobs for individuals who have barriers to employment. The Employment Specialist will counsel, train and prepare clients for job search and employment. Builds and maintains positive, productive relationships with a broad spectrum of governmental, social service agencies and businesses to assure Goodwill Houston is top of mind for employment opportunities for clients and students of Goodwill’s programs and services.

1. Provide employment services to individuals at Workforce Solutions office assigned.
2. Cultivates relationships with employers to find viable job opportunities for persons with barriers to employment. Educates employers about disabilities or other barriers to employment.
3. Perform Work Assessments and Evaluations, conduct Job Readiness and Soft-Skills Training, and provide Job Placement and Job Retention services. Makes referrals for occupation skills training as necessary.
4. Assist clients with filling out job applications as necessary.
5. Provide job coaching as needed.
6. Participate in staffing meetings to discuss, evaluate and recommend learning and job placement strategies for all clients. Maintain appropriate agency documentation. Provide client Case Management support as necessary
7. Responsible for community outreach both in the private and public sector. Assist in developing agency partnerships, MOUs and private sector support to assist in fulfilling Goodwill’s mission.
8. Responsible for the equal opportunity employment efforts and results, and must take action to prevent harassment of employees and clients.
9. Ensure compliance with all Goodwill Houston policies, procedures and safety standards throughout work areas and maintain same to meet all state and local regulatory standards.
10. Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager and Coordinator

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• Location: Houston, Houston, TX

• Post ID: 63927748 houston is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2017