Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago provides training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence. We have nearly 6,000 employees working in 80 program locations, throughout 23 counties in Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago.
The Job Developer will be responsible for leading job development strategies, effectively assessing the strengths and needs of individuals and then matching them with the appropriate job opportunity and employer. Based out of the 91st Street Goodwill location, the incumbent will be engaged in the community and traveling throughout Milwaukee county. This is an integral role and great opportunity to make a significant impact at our Mission Services operating division.
Develop employer partnerships to identify and customize job opportunities while addressing employer needs.
Evaluate individuals' unique strengths, development areas, and interests using information from a discovery or assessment process; match skills to different vocational interest areas.
Train and guide individuals in job-seeking skills, self-image and attitude. Conduct case management type activities, such as counseling, advocacy, and assistance in problem-solving.
Coordinate the support needs and communication among individuals served, referral sources, families and fellow support staff to effectively partner in getting people successfully employed.
Facilitate job exploration by arranging tours, informational interviews or job shadowing opportunities with employers matched to individuals' vocational interest.
Conduct supported employment assessments and temporary work experiences to evaluate job skills and interests. Train and provide initial job coaching to newly hired individuals, eliciting regular feedback from employers to ensure successful job retention.
Prepare job development plans, objectives, monthly progress reports, and records of job-seeking and job placement activities on a timely basis.