EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST - (Human Services) Full time

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is a human services agency and network of not-for-profit businesses whose mission is to help people with special needs overcome barriers to employment and enjoy the dignity and benefits of work and improved quality of life.

Goodwill retail stores are the principal business operation of Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Members of our retail management team play a vital role in our organization.  Our thrift stores are considered the "backbone' of the company by contributing nearly 60% of our annual revenues as well as offering training and employment opportunities for clients and consumers.

Job Description

The Employment Specialist supports the Goodwill clients seeking assistance with employment related services. The Employment Specialist will work closely with clients in developing job seeking skills that will lead to competitive employment. The Employment Specialist works with the community businesses, training sites and the program specialist to ensure the success of the individual and the program. The
Employment Specialist will work with the client to gain competitive employment, which will involve on the job training, fading and follow-up services. The Employment Specialist will also be required to fill out monthly reports. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills along with a current driver’s license and reliable transportation are required. The Employment Specialist will need to be flexible with scheduling in order to meet the needs of the client.


External Hiring Range: $27,000 to $30,000/Year      Travel Required: Yes

Location: 118 52nd Street

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Experience: 6 or more years’ experience successfully working with individuals with disabilities/barriers to employment and familiarity with Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Will also consider an Associates Degree in
Social/Human Service or a related field and 4 years of experience as stated above or a Bachelors Degree in Social/Human Service and 2 or more years’ experience as stated above.

Additional Information

Travel Required: no

 To Apply for this position, go to:  http://www.goodwillswpa.org/job-application?jobs_ID=1039