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Gesher Human Services

Southfield, MI, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2024

JOB TITLE: Career Planner/Talent Development Specialist (3 openings)

DEPARTMENT: Workforce Development

Supervisor: Eligibility Supervisor

Location: Clinton Township

Gesher Human Services is a bridge to hope and opportunity for people at work, at home, and in the community. Gesher’s workforce development, behavioral health, and inclusion programming serves all Metro Detroiters while meeting the needs of the Jewish community.


Career Planner/Talent Development Specialists provide case management services to clients participating in career development, job training and job placement activities. Together with the client, the Talent Development Specialist develops a service plan and deliver services which can include career planning, training, and supportive services to eliminate barriers and result in meaningful employment.



Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Education, Business, HR or related field strongly preferred


Certified Career Development Facilitator and/or BSP Certified preferred. Proven ability to provide customer services to disadvantaged individuals. Ability to respond effectively to multiple requests and changing customer flow. Interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate with participants, employers, public and staff. Composition and computer skills sufficient to complete reports, letters and data input tasks.


  • Provide orientation to services and resources available in center.

  • Advocate for and link customers to community services and assist in assessing available support services.

  • Develop, enhance and deliver workshops for groups and individuals.

  • Maintain and provide reports tracking customer information, attendance and activity to ensure necessary services are received in accordance with funding source requirements.

  • Provide support to customers in the resource center to register on Pure Michigan Talent Connect, develop resumes, complete applications, and register on online job databases.

  • Provide intake and determine customer’s eligibility for services. Assist in setting short- and long-term goals. Monitor performance and program completion.

  • Assess each assigned customer by examining their capabilities, needs, and vocational potential and create Individual Success Strategy.

  • Administer and interpret vocational assessment tools such as CASAS, interest surveys and standardized/validated aptitude tests and make appropriate employment and training recommendations.

  • Complete all data entry, reporting and documentation requirements in a timely manner and accurate manner. Data tracking systems may include OSMIS, Salesforce, and Pure Michigan Talent Connect.

  • Partner with Business Relationship Coordinators to identify local employers and businesses needs and to develop on the job training and apprenticeship opportunities for job seekers.

  • Participate in networking and continuing education activities to improve service delivery and impact.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Environmental conditions:

  • Moderate noise (i.e., business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.

Physical requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard, reach, stoop, kneel to install computer equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Light to moderate lifting in required.


As appropriate and fiscally reasonable.


This position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay in accordance with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act

The above job description is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be all inclusive or limiting as to specific duties. The Agency reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Agency desires and in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying the position. The described job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability.

This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise and any employment relationship remains “at-will.”

Gesher is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.