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Transition Counselor in San Bernardino, CA at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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Job Description

Goodwill Southern California (GSC) prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and services throughout Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As one of the leading non-profit brands in the world, and the largest non-profit in Southern California, we have been transforming lives through the power of work for over 100 years. Goodwill Southern California supports its mission with proceeds generated from over 78 retail stores and over 44 attended donation centers, as well as from charitable donations and grants from the public and private sectors. Goodwill SoCal is a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused – on our mission, on our people, and on our future. It’s always a GOOD day in SoCal!

Job Summary

The Transition Counselor ensures successful transition to community integrated employment opportunities for program participants with disabilities. Assesses referred participants for job readiness and facilitates transition into appropriate employment. Works closely with employer partners to assess career opportunities and integrate participants into the workplace.


1. Works with Work Activity Program and Supported Employment staff to identify participants that are/may be ready for integrated employment.
2. Assesses and prepares participants through job readiness activities including interviewing strategies, resume writing, cover letter development, teamwork, and networking through one-on-one or group coaching.
3. Co-case manages participants that have been referred for integration, ensuring timely and accurate case file documentation. Ensures completion of all necessary documentation as required by funders, CARF, and organizational standards.
4. Engage employers to develop employment opportunities and retention for people with developmental disabilities.
5. Plans marketing and outreach services to promote employer awareness of potential qualified participants.
6. Researches and maintains current job listings and develops resources for people with developmental disabilities to secure employment related to their identified vocational goal. 7. Serves as advocate and liaison for people with disabilities utilizing employer incentives designed to help applicants with disabilities.
8. Collaborates with DOR counselors to assist participants with achieving goals established by DOR.
9. This position may require some travel up to 75% of the time; a valid CA driver's license and state- required auto insurance are necessary. Driving records must be acceptable by the company’s insurance carrier


• Minimum 4 years of case management experience required.
• Bachelor's degree from a four‐year college or university in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field required.
• Master’s degree preferred. • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) highly desirable.


• Non‐profit experience preferred.
• Experience serving persons with disabilities; ADA knowledge required.
• Ability to speak another language and understand another culture as required by the program or local community.

Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations for job duties in accordance with Federal and State law.


Goodwill Industries in Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here:

Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment.   Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. 
Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.  

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities

In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability.   Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination.   We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.  

It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need assistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department. 
Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.

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