MERS/MO Goodwill Industries Employment Specialist- Reentry Program in St Louis, Missouri

MERS Goodwill is looking for an Employment Specialist for Reentry Program located in St. Louis City. The position will provide a range of services to participants is full-time weekdays, has excellent benefits, will provide employment services support to women in the Reentry program, will require consistent communication with participants to help ensure moving participants towards self-sufficiency.

Please apply to the link provided below.Applying requires completing an application on our company's website

Primary duties:

  • Review referral information, establish a professional and ethical relationship, perform timely intake interview and develop/maintain the individual plan for employment with all consumers

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with referral sources and provide ongoing communication regarding case activities

  • Effectively use intake information, vocational evaluation (if applicable), and local job market information, and knowledge of community resources to develop contact with potential employers and gain employment opportunities

  • Complete all agency paperwork in a timely manner and maintain confidentiality according to agency guidelines

  • Actively work with the consumer to develop job seeking skills such as job readiness interviewing, application completion, resume development, and job retention

  • Spend a significant amount of time in the community-making employer contacts including cold calls (in person and over the phone), making presentations, and following up on those contacts to secure employment opportunities

  • Provide retention services after a client is placed on the job with a combination of contacts with the employer and the client, both in person and over the phone

  • Maintain an average of 3+ new starts each month; minimum of 70% 90-day retention rate for individuals placed; minimum 70% placement rate of individuals closed from services; average of 3+ placements per month

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • HS/GED required. AA/AS or BS/BA in Social Work or related field and 2 years of relevant work experience preferred.

  • Requires ability to work well with people; to develop and maintain relationships with area employers.

  • Must have excellent written/verbal communication skill

  • Valid drivers license, current auto insurance, and independent transportation required.

MERS/ MO Goodwill considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability or any other legally protected status.

Reasonable accommodations may be requested by contacting HR and are provided whenever reasonable to assist the employee's in the performance of job duties.

MERS/ MO Goodwill requires various background, records and drug checks/test upon employment