Goodwill of Orange County
  • Santa Ana, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


The employment specialist carries out all phases of employment service, including intake, engagement, assessment, job placement, job coaching, and follow-along supports for program participants with persistent mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance abuse disorders. The employment specialist will provide education and consulting to businesses regarding job placement, training, supervision, and support of program participants; conduct job placement activities leading to increased wages, self-sufficiency, and self-esteem and other meaningful outcomes expressed by the program participant.  This position is responsible for assisting program participants in career development; helping ensure integrated employment outcomes; ensuring the quality of work at employer job sites; job coaching and follow along support; and for completing required program documentation. 


Reports directly to the Employment Works Program Manager.


Provides direction to program participants referred by Health Care Agency to the Employment WORKS program.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in human services or related field preferred, or equivalent work experience. Two years relevant experience working with a variety of people with many different disabilities; experience with program participants with mental illness preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Effective grammar, English, and writing skills. PC Proficiency in MS Office.  Reliable transportation, a valid California driver's license, liability insurance, and a DMV record acceptable to Goodwill's insurance company. 


Ability to maintain confidential information.


Various office supplies and equipment including: telephone, fax machine,  computer, printer, copy machine, file cabinets, papers/forms, calendar, pens/pencils, ruler, scissors, etc.

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Goodwill of Orange County
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