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Goodwill of Central Iowa (GCI) prepares and places hundreds of individuals into sustainable employment each year through programs and services throughout Central Iowa. GCI has been transforming lives through the power of work since 1955! Goodwill of Central Iowa is 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 aiGOODiday at Goodwill! We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as our nextiCareer Specialist.iThe Career Specialist will provide training and development for trainees in all areas of work skills, job search, job acquisition, and maintenance.i Develop, implement, and administer Individual Service Plan (ISP).i Schedule, supervise, advise and monitor activities of trainees; Maintain records and casefile documentation per funder requirements; Develop and implement alternative rehabilitation methods and strategies consistent with program goals and objectives; Adhere to safety requirements. Participate in training and development as required.What you'll do:Report and advise individual and referral sources of start date.Must be able to implement and conduct job development and placement through contact with prospective job providers/employers.Conduct trainee orientation and work practices.Submit Individual Service Plan for review.Receive team member(s) input, develop and implement Individual Service Plan based on functional goals.Facilitate and maximize production, work behaviors and functional skills achievement through the implementation of appropriate/effective rehabilitation methods, techniques, and strategies.Prepare, write and present ISP monthly/quarterly evaluations.Prepare written staffing summary.Teach, supervise, advise and monitor activities of trainees.Maintain appropriate participation documentation to meet funding requirements.Maintain attendance records.Provide trainees safety training and ensure safety and security requirements are followed.Initiate and implement plans to motivate clients to achieve vocational goals.Attend agency meetings, and in-service training as needed.Maintain confidentiality and abide by HIPAA requirements.Other duties as assigned.What youill need:Bacheloris Degree in human services, business, education, marketing, sales, human resources or related field from an accredited college.One year of related experience required.i Experience coaching or teaching others preferred.Ability to pass Nationally Recognized Employment Support Professional Certification i ASPEis Certified Employment Support Professionals (CESP) Exam.Ongoing continuing education of four (4) hours yearly in Employment Services i has 24 months from the date of hire to meet the educational requirements and earn the professional certification required.Must be able to demonstrate personal and professional responsibilities, must have patience, understanding, flexibility and ability to adjust to unexpected or different situations; and able to learn and apply new concepts and ideas.iAbility to conduct training and classes on all aspects of career exploration, work readiness, resume writing, application completion, job search, interviewing and maintaining employment.Must be able to obtain First Aid/CPR certification.Ability to work cooperatively with team members and the public in a professional manner.Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats.Ability to work independently.Displays superior customer service skills.Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.Ability to work under pressure, maintain accuracy and meet deadlines.Access to reliable transportation for regular participation in work.Possession of valid Iowa Driveris License, a good driving record, insurable, and able to provide proof of personal vehicle insurance with a minimum of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident auto insurance liability coverage.Must be able to pass a criminal background check and dep