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Career/Employment Specialist

Company: Goodwill Industries of SELA
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Essential Functions: The Career/Employment Specialist establishes and maintains relationships with employers and community organizations to develop and match qualified clients with employment opportunities and support continued employment. Coordinates day-to-day activities such as soliciting employer interest and involvement in the employment of clients, orienting clients to the services provided, posting opportunities and tracking placement data. Responsibilities: This job requires substantial knowledge of local economic and labor market conditions and trends; effective techniques for contacting potential employers; community resources and professional organizations; flexibility, and experience in workforce development, case management or sales and marketing. Develop contact with potential employers daily/cold calls and face to face meeting. Develop specific job opportunities that match client---s skills, work experience, related training, and interest. Coordinates planning of employment development activities. Make contact with service providers. Make contact with clients/students/employers monthly (follow up on placement of clients). Attend Job/Career Fairs. Ensure the integrity of programmatic and client/student data; and ensure that data is documented in the agency---s client/student information system in real time. Organize Job/Career Fairs. Attend monthly meetings for Workforce as needed. Complete reports as assigned. Participate in Workforce Development Webinars. Provide social service referrals to all clients. Conduct student exit interviews. Assist faculty with employer verification forms. Conduct employer and graduate follow up surveys. Conduct job placement assistance activities. Assist in the evaluation of career services plans and procedures. Skills and Abilities: Ability to organize, work effectively, conceptualize, and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities. Ability to maintain good working relationships with staff, volunteers, clients, and others. Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes. Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to complete projects efficiently and independently. Must have excellent communication skills including verbal, phone, word processing, email, and internet. Must have good public relations skills and the ability to work with employees and the public. Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with, and among, all personnel. Must be able to read, write and communicate clearly in English. Must be able to work occasionally long or extended hours, including weekends. Must be able to function in a hectic work environment with occasional periods of high stress. Must maintain strict confidentiality of all information. Requirements: Minimum of BA or BS is required and three years of professional experience in organizations involved with project management, including project planning, training and workforce development, program development and records management. Strong leadership and organizational skills. Entrepreneurial skills, innovative thinking, facilitation, and consensus building skills required. Must be able to work well, both independently and as part of a team. Ability to analyze and present data and program information, orally and in writing and in non-technical language. Must be proficient in operating a computer and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and other social media application. Must provide own transportation. Must be able to clear DMV check. Must possess valid operator---s license and maintain current vehicle registration, liability insurance and vehicle inspection. Must be ambulatory. Powered by JazzHR uVGLoYspM9

Keywords: Goodwill Industries of SELA, New Orleans , Career/Employment Specialist, Human Resources , New Orleans, Louisiana

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