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Job Requirements

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Human Resources or other human services related field. Special consideration for degree in counseling. May be required to become a Certified Career Development Facilitator. 

EXPERIENCE
: Prefer two (2) years experience in providing wide array of federal, state and local employment service for eligible trainees. Job development and interaction with employers a plus.

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES
: Ability to work independently or in a team. Familiar with federal, state and local employment services and eligibility requirements.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Interactive office position with staff, trainee’s employers and the community. May be required to work holidays not recognized by the State of Michigan. Annual criminal background check may be required of employees serving mental health trainees and behavioral health services programs.

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Workforce Development Specialist -Pontiac, Novi, Detroit

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Pontiac Full-Time
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Responsible for providing various employment and training services provided by government granted funding sources. Services include intake, testing, individual development plans, job placement, vocational counseling and follow-up.

Position Duties:

1. Possess working knowledge of federal and state job training legislation and other funded program requirements.

2. Participate in orientations of potential program participants.

3. Provide objective assessments, including various forms of testing.

4. Develop individual service strategy with participants based on testing results, provide regular career counseling, monitor progress and review and revise individual service strategy at required intervals.

5. Counsel participant to assist them in achieving their personal employment goals.

6. Determine and provide supportive services as needed.

7. Assist participants in areas of getting and keeping a job including, but not limited to resume preparation, networking, finding a job, interviewing and follow-up.

8. Provide employability skills training to prepare participants to be successful at work.

9. Participate in job development activities.

10. Complete funding source required documentation, case records and other records with a high degree of quality and completeness in timely manner.

11. Manage case records in accordance with agency policies and procedures and maintain records on agency case management system in accordance with appropriate accreditation standards.

12. Prepare on-the- job and classroom training contracts and monitor adherence to these contracts.

13. Develop and utilize collaborative relationships with external and co-located agencies to meet participants’ needs.

14. Use Internet to assist trainees with job search related activities.

15. Perform other related reasonable assignments as needed

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Human Resources or other human services related field. Special consideration for degree in counseling. May be required to become a Certified Career Development Facilitator. 

EXPERIENCE
: Prefer two (2) years experience in providing wide array of federal, state and local employment service for eligible trainees. Job development and interaction with employers a plus.

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES
: Ability to work independently or in a team. Familiar with federal, state and local employment services and eligibility requirements.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Interactive office position with staff, trainee’s employers and the community. May be required to work holidays not recognized by the State of Michigan. Annual criminal background check may be required of employees serving mental health trainees and behavioral health services programs.

Skills required

Time Management
Resolve Issue
Provide Direction
Provide Actionable Feedback
Training
Advising
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For over 92 years, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has led the region’s ongoing battle against unemployment. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit estimates it has served nearly 1 million clients and placed almost 90,000 individuals into jobs over its history. These Metro Detroiters have benefited from the nonprofit organization’s employment training, education, support and job placement programs.

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