Career Specialist

  • Little Rock, AR
  • Full-time

Company Description

Go to WWW.GOODWILLAR.ORG  to apply to this position.

Why Work for Goodwill

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is dedicated to making our local community a better place. Our employees are an important part of the cycle of giving in the community and hold valuable positions that move our organization ahead, from retail jobs to office supports.

Those who work at Goodwill get more than a paycheck, they go home with a sense of pride, dignity, and a job well done. They know they are making a difference.



Job Description



This position's primary responsibilities are to educate eligible Goodwill participants and clients in skills necessary to secure competitive employment.  Position works to ensure continuous partnerships between Goodwill, other workforce partners, and the business community by obtaining job leads for the agency.  This position is responsible for providing opportunities for job placements for all possible Goodwill referrals, including but not limited to persons with physical and mental disabilities, persons with mental illness, ex-offenders, and others with significant disadvantages.



1. Facilitate or directly provide placement assistance services to job seekers to include intake, assessment, and vocational guidance, referrals to supportive service, job-search assistance, job referrals and placement. This duty is performed daily, about  40% of the time.


2. Establish relationships and maintain contact with employers to promote employment or advancement for eligible job seekers. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.


3. Develop opportunities with the State Approving Agency, labor unions and Apprenticeship committees to promote training of job seekers. This duty is performed daily, about 20% of the time.


4. Ensure client documentation is completed timely, appropriate according to individualized plans, verified by signatures as well as accurate and in compliance with all state and federal guidelines. This duty is performed weekly, about 5% of the time.


5. Teach work readiness skills in one-on-one and group settings. This duty is performed weekly, about 15% of the time.


6. Provide supervision to ensure participant safety and adherence to programs. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.


7. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.



•3-5 years direct sales experience.
•Willingness to learn and respect the needs of persons with mental illness or a disability.
•Knowledge of local market trends and economic trends and growing industries.
•Adhere to client privacy rights and HIPPA requirements.
•Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
•Ability to successfully complete identified training and/or meetings as required (i.e. State and local Chambers of Commerce).
•Demonstrated ability to speak effectively before groups and to represent the organization and Center for business development.
•Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
•Ability to travel within Goodwill's designated region as required.

Additional Information

Go to WWW.GOODWILLAR.ORG to apply for this position.