Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas EBTT Skills Trainer in Kansas City, Missouri

Reporting to the Career Impact Program Manager, the Skills Trainer is responsible for evaluation, training, and providing support to interns and / or Extended Employment Service (EES) employees through evaluation and training activities at both community-based employment sites and within Goodwill.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Trains interns to fill chosen work rotation and assist them in learning their job tasks

  • Follows up on interns’ work to ensure it meets employer expectations

  • Assists with intake and orientation procedures

  • Assists interns with completing resumes, applications and interview skills, as required

  • Works one-on-one with interns to improve work skills and production skills, as required

  • Observes, evaluates, documents each interns performance

  • Provides off site training (i.e. using the metro) and soft skills training

  • Conducts mid and final evaluation on each intern

  • Attends all VR appointments with interns

  • Negotiate with hospital departments to accept interns

  • Shadow departments to learn skills prior to intern placement

  • Attend all scheduled activities associated with Project Search and monthly committee meetings

  • Maintains accurate records on each intern and EES client (if applicable)

  • Orients the intern to the employer's policies and procedures; helping them to assimilate into the work place

  • Establishes and maintains a professional rapport with internal and external customers including interns, hospital departments and family

  • All other duties assigned by the Career Impact Program Manager

The Skills Trainer will be a proven leader with the following:

  • A minimum of 6 months experience in supervision, training, and / or working with persons with disabilities

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required, some college is preferred

  • Must have strong communications skills

  • Excellent grammar, spelling, writing, and professional skills

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Must have strong organization and documentation skills

  • Must demonstrate the knowledge of effective conflict resolution skills

  • Must have a desire to work with and demonstrate a high sensitivity toward persons with barriers and disadvantages to employment

  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the intern.

  • Must possess the general knowledge and ability to handle difficult conversations with tact and patience

  • Must have the ability to give sound, honest, and professional advice on hiring and evaluation of interns / staff

  • Must have and maintain reliable transportation, a valid, current driver's license, insurance and a vehicle and clean Motor Vehicle Report (MVR), to drive for company-related business

  • Must pass all background checks

Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has a rich, 120 year+ history. Everyone knows Goodwill for our thrift stores, but few know what Goodwill is really all about. The sale of donated items provide funds that stay local, supporting thousands of job-seekers with barriers to employment. We believe in the Power of Work and are committed to helping people earn and keep jobs in this community. That’s why 90¢ of every dollar Goodwill spends goes directly into our mission, not into shareholders’ pockets.

Our agency is evolving. We’re looking for new leaders and team members who want more than just a job. With a $30 million operating budget and a lot of room to grow, now is the time to join the next generation of Goodwill.

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Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, disability or genetic information, and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for available positions. Individuals needing accommodations to complete an application may contact Human Resources at 816.842.7425.

ID: 2018-6204

External Company Name: Goodwill of Western MO & Eastern KS

Street: 1817 Campbell

Post End Date: 12/31/2018