Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, Inc. Job Readiness Internship Specialist - (SA18330) in Austin, Texas

Job Description:


Job Readiness Internship Specialist


Workforce Advancement


Manager of Job Readiness Internships


Established in 1958 Goodwill Central Texas is a non-profit organization that has transformed thousands of lives through the power of work. We are the leader in workforce development one of the largest employers in our region and a cornerstone of the community. Our mission is funded through our donation-driven retail stores comprehensive business and staffing solutions and generous community support. Our ten-year vision is to transform the lives of 100000 Central Texans through work.

Work. Empower. Transform.

Join the team whose work empowers people to transform their lives.


The Job Readiness Internship Specialist is responsible for enrolling participants into successful internship opportunities. The position will screen participants and work with the Internship Coordinator as well as Business Solutions to ensure client is meeting the expectations of the internship. This position will provide opportunities for training and development on the internship site. Develops orientation and evaluates performance on participants to meet objectives and become job ready. Additional responsibilities will include working cross departmentally to further the mission of Goodwill Central Texas.


  1. Screen and enroll participants into internships and maintain open lines of communication with clients to ensure successful completion of internship.

  2. Provide weekly-site visits and supervision to participants unless more is needed to provide opportunities for on-site job readiness training with participants.

  3. Provide one-on-one job readiness training for participants.

  4. Analyze and assess performance in job readiness participant behavior.

  5. Participate in available staff development courses designed to enhance professional and leadership skills.

  6. Establish and maintain open lines of communication with all stakeholders in regards to internship requirements.

  7. Maintain accurate and complete records for enrollment into internships and completion of the program as required by administrative regulations and policy. Accurately enter services into ECM & Ultipro.

  8. Demonstrate ethics and comply with the Corporate Compliance Program.


  1. Work cross-departmentally to further the mission of Goodwill Central Texas.

  2. Attend staff and other organization meetings as required by Workforce Advancement.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  1. BA or BS degree in education business or a social service related field. Minimum of 1 year experience with socially disadvantaged adult individuals (e.g. Homeless Ex-offenders and Low Literacy etc.)

  2. Experience in working one on one with individuals to address job behaviors.

  3. Proficient in oral and written communication skills including interviewing skills.

  4. Knowledge of Goodwill services and of community resources and business networking.

  5. Extensive experience with Microsoft Office (Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook) and other Social Media applications.

  6. Texas Driver’s License liability insurance vehicle in good working condition clean driving record.


  1. Bilingual.

  2. Experience with Adult Learners.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color sex sexual orientation gender identity religion national origin disability veteran status age marital status pregnancy genetic information or other legally protected status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Requisition ID: SA18330

Job Title: Job Readiness Internship Specialist

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Austin, TX

Post Date: 07/11/2017