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Easter Seals-Goodwill NRM Employment Specialist in Missoula, Montana

Employment Specialist

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Job Description

The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers seniors the opportunity to demonstrate their work ethic, enthusiasm, loyalty and life experience empowering them to improve their economic self-sufficiency. We hire people who are customer focused, caring, bright, committed to the greater good with an extremely strong desire to help those in need. This position is responsible for relationship building with businesses within our community. You will be responsible for working with participiants to develop their confidence so that they can improve their income and self-reliance. You will work with a dynamic team of employment specialists across the state who work together to ensure participants have the skills and tools necessary to obtain employment. You will be responsible for coaching participants through challenges they face before and after they obtain employment. You will assist participants with outlining their skills via resume and cover letter development as well as interview preparation and job skills training. You will be responsible for working with and documenting your work with participiants to ensure they are successful in their new jobs as well as to coach them on career advancement opportunities. We are customer-focused with a goal of income improvement for participants. This position requires superior customer service skills, the ability to effectively handle competing priorities, provide positive reinforcement to a wide variety of participants with varying skill level, as well as creativity and belief in the mission of ESGW. You will have the personal opportunity to have a profound and positive impact on seniors in your own community.

Required Skills

  • Excellent oral, written, organizational and record keeping skills.

  • Working knowledge of community resources and employers.

  • Experience working with persons with diverse backgrounds

  • Proven interviewing, counseling, and customer service skills

  • Ability to move from one task to another quickly and with ease.

  • Ability to manage change with a positive attitude.

  • Ability to move independently or with reasonable accommodation within the facility and community.

  • Applicant must be physically and mentally able to perform all requirements of the job.

  • Applicant must pass a background check.

Required Experience

  • High School/Equivalent

  • Degree in social services or related field preferred but not required.

  • 0-2 years

  • Proven experience with job development and/or employment placement.

  • Proven time management skills.

Job Location

Missoula, Montana, United States

Position Type



15.00 - 15.00 USD