Career Development Specialist Job Opening

Career Development Specialist

Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona

Casa Grande, Arizona

Is this job right for you?

Are you looking for a job where you can improve your skills and get the training you need and want? Are you looking for a job where you can perform well and have opportunities for advancement? Are you looking to be a part of something BIG that positively affects your community?

The Primary role of the Career Development Specialist (CDS) is to serve the public, including individuals with various barriers to employment and Goodwill employees, with job placement assistance and referrals to community resources. The CDS interacts with Goodwill Industries’ Workforce Development and Retail division staff and management, the public, employers and community service providers. The CDS provides services to individuals with a wide variety of barriers to employment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Services, Psychology, or related area preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years case management and/or related experience, working with individuals one on one and in groups.
  • Must be familiar with job market, job search techniques and local community resources and support services.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to conduct workshops and/or classes with the ability to motivate and empower.
  • Must have advanced computer skills; MSOffice: Word, Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • Must have experience and knowledge in the employment and business market and social services sector.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision and work independently running a center.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all individuals.
  • Must be able to travel and transfer to all Goodwill sites as necessary.

What benefits do you want?

Competitive Salary

Vacation Time - Up to 80 hours earned your first full year

Sick Time – Up to 48 hours accrued each fiscal year

My Time Off (MTO) – Up to 88 hours accrued each fiscal year

Medical, dental, & vision insurance after 60 days of employment

403(b) with company match after 1 year of employment

Tuition reimbursement – Reimbursement for courses of study that will directly enhance the employee’s potential for personal and professional growth.

Multiple optional ancillary plans available after 60 days of employment: Including Telemedicine, Short-and Long-Term Disability plans, Life Insurance, Accident insurance, Critical Illness insurance, Hospital Indemnity, Legal Assistance, Credit Monitoring, and even Pet Insurance!

20% Employee Discount


This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.

We encourage national service members, veterans, and their family members to apply.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • Day shift