Training and Development Associate – Monterey County

Job Details

Monterey County

Full Time

High School

$17.50 – $21.10 Hourly




The Training & Development Associate provides training and coaching to both Workforce Development Services and Donated Goods and Retail employees on-site at designated retail stores in order to develop hard and soft skills and communicate effectively across all departments.


Provide training and support to WDS and DGR employees assigned to donated goods worksites through programs such as CalWorks. This includes training in basic duties of sales associate, ecommerce associate, processor, and/or material handler.

Document performance of individuals assigned through weekly performance assessments; identifies work performance concerns and addresses issues with the employees and the Employment Services Specialist.

Greet store customers: offer assistance and suggestions to customers in making product selections.

Ring up sales on cash register, while training only, following cash handling procedures.

Place/display inventory on sales floor, following defined procedures. Straighten and/or rearrange merchandise to increase customer appeal and ensure a neat and safe work environment.

Assist with stock rotation and markdowns, as directed by the Store Manager or designee. Prepare store donations and rotate merchandise for transfer to the central processing plant.

Communicate problems, complaints, potential theft and/or safety issues to the Store Manager, Director of Training & Development, and Employment Specialist.

Ensures completion of all in-store training for WDS and DGR employees.

Sets work schedules with the store manager or designee; assigns work tasks to WDS employees.

In concert with the Store Manager and T&D Director, modifies work stations or specific assignments to meet limitations of individuals with disabilities.

Trains, enforces, and displays positive worker traits, including conduct, performance, and attendance standards.

Performs designated duties to ensure meeting the goals of the Outcome Measurement System.


Perform related duties as assigned.



EDUCATION REQUIRED: High school diploma or equivalent. Associate degree in behavioral science or related field, or equivalent, preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQ’D: May require a valid California class C driver license, depending on specific location. .

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Two years of experience in a donated goods environment (retail or production), or equivalent.

One year of experience in a supervisory or lead role.

One year of experience working with individuals with obstacles to employment.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Familiarity with Goodwill’s mission, general company policies and procedures (this may be learned on-the-job).

Knowledge and understanding of obstacles to retaining successful employment and possess the necessary skills to effectively engage employees

Familiarity with electronic cash registers and POS systems.

EQUIPMENT USED: Typical retail store and donated goods equipment; typical office equipment


Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Ability to communicate in basic Spanish desirable.

Ability to assess WDS employee progress and performance.

Ability to understand and follow program-specific policies and procedures. Ability to understand and follow Goodwill Standard Operating Procedures.

Ability to train store and related donated goods procedures, both individually and in groups. Ability to demonstrate satisfactory attendance, as outlined in Goodwill policy.

Ability to communicate effectively with WDS, DGR, and T&D.

Ability to recognize and make recommendations for treatment of behaviors that are obstacles to performance such as limited and underdeveloped work habits, poor health and hygiene, and low self-esteem.

Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of individuals in terms of cultural diversity, physical limitations, economic hardship, learning disabilities, or any other areas of difference or barriers to employment that participants may have.

Ability to understand others’ feelings and personal viewpoints. Ability to maintain stable working relationships with all employees.

Ability to adhere to safe work practices as documented in Company safety policies; ability to report safety hazards/accidents promptly to supervisor or safety committee member.


The job requires some emotional effort involving occasional short deadlines and requiring some overtime. The work environment is characterized by occasional high activity/ demand.


Work is typically performed in an enclosed storeroom floor or in a processing area. Some areas are heated and ventilated; some locations are less climactically controlled. The working/standing surface is uniform. Dust and dirt are controlled by daily cleaning of the work area, and are usually insignificant. Radios and televisions may be turned on.


The work pace is steady with regular standing and walking. Frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 15 lbs., with occasional lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs., is required. Heavier items (26 lbs. or more) are moved by using appropriate material handling equipment and/or assistance from another person.

Normal or corrected talking, hearing, and seeing abilities are sufficient to perform required tasks.


Standing——————— Regularly, 31-70% of the time

Walking———————- Regularly, 31-70% of the time

Sitting———————— Consistently, 71-100% of the time

Bending———————- Rarely, 0-10% of the time Pushing/pulling————- Rarely, 0-10% of the time Twisting———————- None

Climbing——————— Rarely, 0-10% of the time Squatting/kneeling——– Rarely, 0-10% of the time

Lifting/carrying————- Regularly, 31-70% of the time (10 lbs. or less)

Occasionally, 11-30% of time (11-25 lbs.)

Longest distance carried: 20 feet Heaviest item carried: 25 lbs.


Simple grasping————– Regularly, 31-70% of the time

Power grasping————– Rarely, 0-10% of the time Fine manipulation———- Regularly, 31-70% of the time

Reaching at or above shoulder level————– Occasionally, 11-30% of the time Reaching at or below shoulder level————– Occasionally, 11-30% of the time Operate foot controls or

Repetitive foot movement—————————— None (other than walking)

JOB MODIFICATION: The physical aspect of the position may be able to be modified, depending on the specific modification and the duration of the modification required.

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