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Career Service Specialist

Company: Goodwill Southern California
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Career Service Specialist in Los Angeles, CA at Goodwill Southern California Goodwill is one of the leading non-profit brands in the world and one of the largest non-profits in Southern California. We are a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused on our Mission, on our people, and on our future. -It's always a GOOD day in SoCal! -Career Service Specialists assist a diverse pool of program participants to provide support and career guidance in their decision-making process, including intensive career counseling, assessments, work experience opportunities, job search assistance conducting workshops and retention services to achieve placement and retention goals . Development of an individual employment plan informed by labor market trends and guides participants related to training/re-training needs.

  • Qualifies participants for services and/or participation in programs. Conducts assessments for employment and training needs, creates individualized plans to guide program activities and makes referrals to training services, as appropriate.
  • Monitors and evaluates participant's progress; provides guidance and coaching to help participants resolve issues and remain motivated to obtain and maintain employment.
  • Conducts readiness workshops and provides one-on-one coaching to participants and enrolled job seekers. -
  • Maintains detailed case records according to funder and/or company requirements. -
  • Achieves individual placement and retention goals. -
  • Works with local employers to develop and identify appropriate jobs for work experience opportunities, conducts site assessments, while helping participants gain meaningful employment.
  • Conducts regular labor market and industry needs analysis, stays current on business and hiring trends, assist participants in making appropriate career occupation decisions.
  • This position requires travel (25% to 50%) within Southern California a valid CA driver's license and state-required auto insurance are necessary. Driving records must be acceptable by Company's insurance vendor.Education & Experience
    • 2+ years of career counseling experience in a non-profit setting preferred.
    • 2+ years of case management experience in a non-profit setting preferred.
    • Bachelor's degree preferred.
    • Experience in assessing work experience, educational attainment, transferable skills, aptitudes, abilities, needs, interests, readiness for employment, and barriers that hinder employment, highly desired.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; possess abilities to work with all levels of employees and diverse populations.
    • Previous experience with WIOA or DOR regulations, highly desired.
    • Experience providing case management services to people with disabilities highly desired.
    • Experience in staffing or human resources helpful.
    • Strong counseling and coaching skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
    • Critical thinking, self-motivation and high degree of integrity & ethics essential.
    • Experience in assessing work experience, educational attainment, transferable skills, aptitudes, abilities, needs, interests, readiness for employment, and barriers that hinder employment.
    • Bi-lingual fluency (e.g., English/ASL, English/Spanish, etc.) and ability understand another culture as required by the program or local community highly desired.OtherQualifications
      • Shift flexibility and overtime when needed. -
      • Ability to handle confidential information. -
      • Punctual and dependable attendance. -
      • Free from alcohol and drug abuse.
      • Clear screening processes which include: Background and Drug Screening, Live Scan, Motor Vehicle Records Check, and LEIE ScreeningGoodwill Industries in Southern California is an equalopportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualifiedapplicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information aboutyour EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here:http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons withbarriers to employment. Persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply. -Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employmentopportunity for applicants and employees. -Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibitingdiscrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans withDisabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any othercharacteristic protected by federal or state law. Nondiscrimination on the Basis of DisabilitiesIn furtherance of our commitment to end discriminationagainst qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions ofSection 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with DisabilitiesAct, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights ofqualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activityadministered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to orsubject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or herdisability. Equal employmentopportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects ofthe employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading,training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination. We further affirm that we will providereasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of anotherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant. It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonableaccommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees orapplicants for employment. If you needassistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, pleasenotify the Human Resources Department. -Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of theneed to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.

Keywords: Goodwill Southern California, Los Angeles , Career Service Specialist, Other , Los Angeles, California

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