Sample Job Description for Career Specialist

The job of a Career Specialist involves developing the career skills (interview, group discussion, resume writing, etc.) of job seekers and help them find a suitable job. Following is a sample job description template for the position of Career Specialist.

Job Title: Career Specialist

Years of Experience: 1 to 3 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: High School or equivalent

Job Summary:

Work Opportunities Unlimited is looking for energetic individuals to join our Career Services Team in the Portland Maine area.​ Successful candidates will be responsible for supporting individuals with disabilities in developing career goals, job seeking skills, securing employment and life skills training.​

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Are able to work autonomously and in collaboration with the community.​
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Enjoy working in the community
  • Have a passion to make a difference in people’s lives

Position Requirements:

  • Serves as a program contact for other programs and agencies serving young adults
  • Determines eligibility for benefits and assists with the application process.​
  • Provides information and referrals to educational/​training programs and other community based organizations’ programs and monitors outcomes.​
  • Provides on-on-one and group setting job readiness instruction and career coaching
  • Conducts outreach and recruitment activities to engage homeless job seekers, provides client’s progress reports as required and promotes IMPACT/​Young Adult Initiative.​
  • Researches and identifies job leads, assists with job match and permanent placement processes.​
  • Provides vocationally-oriented case management services.​