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Employment Services Representative

Goodwill Industries SEW
Chicago, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Employment Services Representative is responsible for all case management and job development activities as they relate to individual consumers acquiring and maintaining employment. This includes acting as a liaison with multiple entities, managing Individual Service Plans (ISP), managing records and providing supportive services. Also provides information on other available resources through Community Partners.


Implements strategies to achieve the goals for the organization and case management and job development activities. Sustains policies, procedures and programs. Typically works on projects and tasks that span 3 - 12 months.


1. Project and Change Management: Effectively plans and manages own work to reliably complete routine job responsibilities and special assignments. Periodically serves as a team member or subject matter expert on formal or department projects. Effectively engages in change affecting her/him, communicating appropriately with supervisor.  Follows through on learning, skill building, and practice necessary to adapt to change.

2. Problem Solving:  General supervision, regular review of work by manager or senior coworker.  May be paired with senior team member for development purposes.  Uses skills to solve problems of routine complexity; able to identify root cause, interpret data, and resolve issues.

3. Technical Skills:  Fundamental knowledge of professional principles and skills.  Works in compliance with established procedures. 

4. Community Engagement: Serves as an ambassador for Goodwill in the wider community. Participates in volunteer opportunities as schedules and interest permit.

5. Act as liaison with employers, union, public and private employment agencies and other Goodwill staff to develop job opportunities that match both business and job seekers needs.

6. Support clients in job searching and placement. Establish and maintain working relationships with employers, industry organizations, and public agencies to source job openings and secure employment and vocational training opportunities for clients.

7. Develop, implement and monitor Individual Service Plans. Establish mutually-agreed and appropriate goals for each individual consumer.

8. Evaluate individual's background, skills, and interest and match to potential job openings or training programs

9. Orient newly hired consumers to the company's policies, procedures, products, services, standards, fringe benefits, and opportunities.

10.  Process and maintain in a timely manner, all necessary records and data including Monthly Progress Reports, computer entries, placement, follow-up and status change data, and Employer Job Orders.

11.  Provide counseling, guidance and supportive services as needed, including career exploration, personal grooming, personal finance, job seeking, community resources, transitional jobs.

12. Provide weekly orientation to new clients giving overview of Goodwill's services, programs, process and procedures.

13. Provide job retention services that identify behavior or work conditions that are problematic to the individual consumer. Develop a plan to reduce target behavior(s) and remedy the situation.

14. Provide emotional and problem solving/support techniques to individual consumers.

15. Develop and maintain cooperative, professional relationships with all referral sources.

16. Maintain a safe and orderly work environment.

17. Responsible for completing other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


1. Two years of college education or experience equivalency, and a minimum of 1 year experience.

2. Must have a valid Illinois Driver's license.

3. Previous experience working in placement services or case management.


1. Customer Focus: Independently anticipate and meet customer needs, while searching for ways to improve customer service.  Internalize customer feedback, and follow up with customer to ensure problems are solved by providing innovative ideas to meet their future needs.

2. Values Differences:  Seeks out the diverse perspectives and talents of others, striving to work effectively with others who have different perspectives, backgrounds or styles.  Behave with sensitivity towards differences in cultural norms, expectations, and ways of communicating.  Challenge stereotyping or offensive comments. 

3. Communicates Effectively: Shares information and updates with others, while ensuring a clear, concise and professional communication through reports, documentation, written and other communications.  Listens with interest to what others have to say. 

4. Situational Adaptability: Demonstrates flexibility of responses to different situations through adapting to the changing needs, conditions, priorities or opportunities.  Monitors how well an approach is working to see if a change is needed, recognizing cues that suggest a change in approach or behavior is needed.

5. Drives Results: Demonstrates a strong drive to achieve meaningful results, through driving tasks to successful completion and closure.  Sets high standards for own performance, showing determination in the face of obstacles and setbacks.

6. Ensures Accountability: Takes responsibility and ownership for successes and failures in own work.  Monitors progress of performance and changes approach accordingly, following through on commitments.


Remain stationary for extended periods of time, repetitive use of hands and vision required while using computer keyboard and work with written and electronic information, ability to hear and communicate on phone and in person, travel required.  Moves about to accomplish tasks.           


Company Description
Goodwill is a mission-driven organization, which means we never lose sight of the people we serve or the power of work. We also understand that strong businesses succeed because they value their employees. We are committed to giving our employees what they need to be successful, and that’s why at Goodwill we offer:

Competitive Compensation and Benefits
Clear Career Opportunities
Formal and Informal Training Programs
Work-Life Balance
Respectful, Supportive Atmosphere
Diverse, Dynamic Culture
Financially Strong, Well-Respected Organization
Fun, Fulfilling

As part of the Goodwill team, your work will support our mission and help people with disabilities and disadvantages find meaningful employment. To start your career with a financially strong, family friendly organization, contact us today. We’d love to have you!

Goodwill Industries SEW


6054 S Western Ave Chicago

Chicago, IL