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21 Nov 2016

Full-Time Employment Counselor

GoodwillNNE – Posted by GoodwillNNE Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Do Something that Means Something!

In addition to employment that is fulfilling, meaningful and supportive, Goodwill employees also receive:

  • 30% employee discounts at Goodwill stores in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont
  • Valuable job training with growth potential.
  • Access to internal job lists for advancement opportunities.
  • Benefits including: Health, Life, Dental and Vision. (Full time employees receive full benefits and part time employees receive pro-rated benefits)
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Holiday pay
  • Discounts on personal cell phone plans
  • Local community discounts

Starting Salary $27,000 – $32,000

Job Summary:

  • Provides Goodwill Workforce Solutions clients with job search and employment services.
  • Represents the Agency in all interactions with other members of the Goodwill community and with the general public, supporting the agency Vision of creating sustainable communities that thrive through the fullest participation of their diverse residents.
  • Furthers the organizational commitment to triple bottom line results: integrating social, economic and environmental goals into thinking, planning and actions.

Essential Functions:


  • Initiates and maintains ongoing personal contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement agencies to promote programs for participant placement.
  • Recruits companies to participate in the On the Job Training (OJT) program.
  • Participates in outreach and recruitment activities by coordinating and attending job fairs, chamber events, etc.
  • Provides job search/career information workshops and presentations.
  • Maintains contact with employers during the participants’ employment and reports results to appropriate staff.


  • Refers qualified participants to employers and conducts follow-up when participants are placed in positions.
  • Assists participants in assessing their job skills for positions and matches job skills with participant qualifications.
  • Instructs in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills
  • Keeps current with trends and maintains updated labor market information by researching Web sites, attending meetings, maintaining contacts with various trade schools, universities, colleges and professional/community organizations that are involved in job placement/training activities


  • Researches newspapers, agencies, MJB, and other resources for job leads.
  • Provides labor market and community resource information.
  • Prepares forms and reports related to placement activities, participant activity and progress data.


  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate work experience in business, human services, or other related fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a personal computer, to include; e-mail, Internet and Microsoft Office software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic math skills, to include; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and percentages.
  • Reliable transportation and proof of insurance.
  • Valid driver’s license permitting operation of a vehicle in the State of Maine with a satisfactory driving record
  • Criminal background check that meets Agency standards

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: $27, 000, and 000 - $32. Salaries: Salary (W2).

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