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Employment Placement Specialist (Ready to Work)

Goodwill Central Texas

This is a Full-time position in Austin, TX posted May 9, 2021.

Employment Placement Specialist (Ready to Work)

Established in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas is a non-profit organization that has transformed thousands of lives through the power of work.

We are the leader in workforce development, one of the largest employers in our region, and a cornerstone of the community.

Our mission is funded through our donation-driven retail stores, comprehensive business and staffing solutions, and generous community support.

Our vision is to empower every Central Texan to transform their lives through work and education.

Join the team whose work empowers people to transform their lives!


Goodwill Central Texas is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion in which all employees are valued for their skills, experience and unique perspective.

This commitment is embodied in our company policies and in the way we do business.

Working together as a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to our success.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.


The Business Solutions Placement Specialist is responsible for working with local employers to secure paid work opportunities, externships and internships for GCT clients.

The Business Solutions Placement Specialist will identify job leads and negotiate job opportunities with employers for GCT clients, graduates of GCTC and Excel Center.

Listen to employer needs and learn about their business so you can provide a clear and concise plan of value to assist them with workforce needs.

Advocate on behalf of GCT target populations, educating Central Texas employers on workforce opportunities.

The Business Solutions Placement Specialist will assess client skills and job readiness allowing for optimum placements that meet the needs of both the client and employer.

Effectively instruct and direct activities of the client related to employment applications, interviews.

Performance will be monitored by the number of employers identified, number of interviews secured and number of job placements made each month.

Maintain priority placement ratios within our four targeted populations.

Maintain accurate, relevant and timely information on both employer and clients in the appropriate data base(s).

Consistently contribute to the success of departmental and organizational meeting placement objectives and success metrics.

Meets mandatory yearly training hour’s requirement for this position.

Attend staff and other organization meetings as required by Business Solutions.

Demonstrates ethics and complies with Corporate Compliance Program Other duties as requested by the Placement Supervisor or leadership team.

Bachelor’s Degree of higher in a related field and a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role.

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Knowledge of Goodwill services and community resources including networking skills.

Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a customer focus to ensure the expectations of stakeholders (e.g., persons served, employers, referring agencies, etc.) are met.

Texas Driver’s License, liability insurance, vehicle in good working condition, clean driving record.

Commensurate with experience.

We look forward to hearing from you and having you as part of our Goodwill Team!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Post offer background check is required to ensure applicant meets all eligibility requirements for the assigned customer/location.

Alternative work locations may be offered as appropriate.

Are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.?*

Have you previously been employed by Goodwill?*

If yes, when?

Are you 18 years of age or older?*

Position you are applying for*

If selected for employment, are you willing to submit to a background check?*

Available Start Date*

Desired Pay*

How many years of experience do you have in a similar role?*

Do you hold any professional licensure/registry/certifications?

If yes, please provide details.*

Describe any other education, training, skills, language proficiencies, or certificates you possess which are relevant to the position for which you have applied.

Current or Previous Employer*

Job Title*

Dates Employed*

Reason for Leaving*

Previous Employer

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Signature Disclaimer
– I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge.

I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for employment as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision, including a post offer criminal background check.

I hereby understand and acknowledge that unless otherwise defined by applicable law, any employment relationship with this organization is of an “at will” nature, which means that he employee may resign at any time and the employer may discharge the employee at any time with or without cause.

It is further understood that this “at will” employment relationship may not be changed by any written document or by conduct unless such change is specifically acknowledged in writing by and authorized by the president of this organization.

In the event of employment, I understand that false or misleading information given in my application or interview(s) may result in discharge.

I understand also, that I am required to abide by all rules and regulations of the employer.

My signature authorizes past employers to release any requested information concerning my employment to Goodwill Industries of Central Texas.

I understand that the information released may include reason for separation, rehire status, and any other additional pertinent information.

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The following questions are entirely optional.

To comply with government Equal Employment Opportunity and/or Affirmative Action reporting regulations, we are requesting (but NOT requiring) that you enter this personal data.

This information will not be used in connection with any employment decisions, and will be used solely as permitted by state and federal law.

Your voluntary cooperation would be appreciated.

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