Employment: Job Placement Specialist (JPS)


JPS provide core services. Core services include activities such as orientation of job seekers to levels of services available, conducting a job search, placement assistance, career counseling and assessment of job seeker skill levels. Intensive services include comprehensive assessments, individual or group career counseling, job development and referral, formulating employment plans, and assisting eligible job seekers in receiving education and training. Training services include working with job seekers in obtaining occupational skills training, OJT, entrepreneurial training, job readiness training and adult education and literacy. Supportive services include but are not limited to transportation, child care, dependent care, housing, and needs-related payment


Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Conducts individual and group intake sessions to orient job seekers and employers to the services available and instructs and coaches job seekers/employers on using resources/equipment available.
  • Conducts individual or group assessments to determine level of service needs.
  • Identifies job seeker’s employment potential using assessment tools and labor market information.
  • Assists job seekers to develop realistic and achievable employment goals; identifies obstacles/barriers to employment; jointly formulate employability development plans directed at employment outcomes.
  • Refers clients to employers for possible job placement based upon comparison of applicant qualifications to employer job requirements.
  • Refers clients to educational and other support service agencies to resolve obstacles to employment.
  • Develops job placement opportunities.
  • Works with eligible job seekers to obtain training from state approved training institutions or explores other avenues for pursuing training and employment goals.
  • Monitors job seeker’s progress towards completion of employability development plan and modifies as necessary.
  • Performs advanced level work. Conducts comprehensive assessment of job seekers skill levels and service needs for the hard to serve population, i.e., Welfare to Work, Prison to Work, and Moving to Work.
  • Provides technical assistance to lower level Employment Specialists.

Performs special program activities developed by the Workforce Investment Board

The Ideal Candidate will possess the Following Additional Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree in the Human Services field from an accredited college or university preferred; or a combination of education and full-time work experience
  • At least two (2) years of related experience required
  • Knowledge in both Federal and State TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) regulations is a plus
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment
  • Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time
  • Bi-lingual a plus

EEO Statement: A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

This is an ongoing position that will go beyond this fiscal year and continue to be funded into the next 2016-2017 year.

Applicants should apply: https://www.goodwillde.org/goodwill-staffing-services/