Employment Placement Specialist

Posted: 10/10/2021

COMPANY: Established in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas is a non-profit organization that has transformed thousands of lives through the power of work. We are the leader in workforce development, one of the largest employers in our region, and a cornerstone of the community. Our mission is funded through our donation-driven retail stores, comprehensive business and staffing solutions, and generous community support. Our vision is to empower every Central Texan to transform their lives through work and education. Join the team whose work empowers people to transform their lives! COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: Goodwill Central Texas is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion in which all employees are valued for their skills, experience and unique perspective. This commitment is embodied in our company policies and in the way we do business. Working together as a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to our success. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. POSITION SUMMARY: The Business Solutions Placement Specialist is responsible for working with local employers to secure paid work opportunities, externships and internships for GCT clients. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Business Solutions Placement Specialist will identify job leads and negotiate job opportunities with employers for GCT clients, graduates of GCTC and Excel Center. Listen to employer needs and learn about their business so you can provide a clear and concise plan of value to assist them with workforce needs. Advocate on behalf of GCT target populations, educating Central Texas employers on workforce opportunities. The Business Solutions Placement Specialist will assess client skills and job readiness allowing for optimum placements that meet the needs of both the client and employer. Effectively instruct and direct activities of the client related to employment applications, interviews. Performance will be monitored by the number of employers identified, number of interviews secured and number of job placements made each month. Maintain priority placement ratios within our four targeted populations. Maintain accurate, relevant and timely information on both employer and clients in the appropriate data base(s). Consistently contribute to the success of departmental and organizational meeting placement objectives and success metrics. Meets mandatory yearly training hour’s requirement for this position. Attend staff and other organization meetings as required by Business Solutions. Demonstrates ethics and complies with Corporate Compliance Program Other duties as requested by the Placement Supervisor or leadership team. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree of higher in a related field and a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent time management. Knowledge of Goodwill services and community resources including networking skills. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a customer focus to ensure the expectations of stakeholders (e.g., persons served, employers, referring agencies, etc.) are met. Texas Driver’s License, liability insurance, vehicle in good working condition, clean driving record. BENEFITS: Health insurance – Coverage as low as $12.00 per paycheck Company paid life insurance 403b match COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience and qualifications All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. Post offer background check is required to ensure applicant meets all eligibility requirements for the assigned customer/location.  Alternative work locations may be offered as appropriate.