Job Type

Full Time




151 Lawrence Street
5th Floor
New York
United States


Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families (Edwin Gould), an established child welfare agency has an excellent opportunity for a Full-Time Recruiter for our Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities Services division. The position reports to the Human Resources Director and is out of downtown Brooklyn office.

For over 75 years, Edwin Gould’s Community of Care has addressed the complex and often overwhelming issues that confront society. Rooted in a history of services focused on the needs of orphaned children during the early years of the twentieth century, our programming now includes a comprehensive array of services incorporating evidence-based practices to address those in need across the life-span. Our cornerstone foster care and adoption services are joined by community-based preventive services designed to assist at-risk families; programming focused on the prevention of domestic violence, intervention to assist victims of such violence, and advocacy toward policy change; criminal justice services; school-based programs; health and mental health services; vocational, and economic empowerment programming; and group living environments for developmentally disabled adults who wish to live independently.

We reach over 12,000 individuals every year across the five boroughs.

Program Summary:

Our Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities Services (or ID/DD) division provides both residential services and Medicaid assistance to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Edwin Gould operates ten New York City residential sites, each certified by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). We are proud of our person-centered care model and our ability to work with individuals with varying behavioral presentations and diagnoses, including those who may have turned down by other programs.

Edwin Gould believes all of our individuals can be active, contributing members of society. We focus on community habilitation services as well as evidence-based strategies, focusing on the needs of each of our unique residents.

Primary Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

The recruiter position is responsible for interviewing and referring applicants for positions within Edwin Gould’s ID/DD program. This position must possess considerable skill in interviewing techniques, a good knowledge of all functions in the division, a basic understanding of the company's organizational structure as well as an extensive knowledge of personnel policy and procedure and federal and state laws regarding employment practices.

The recruiter is responsible for full life-cycle recruiting: recruiting, screening and recommending placement of staff by using creative sourcing methods (internal and external).

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.     Processes job requisitions.

2.     Partners with hiring manager to determine staffing needs.

3.     Works with hiring managers to ensure compliance with all federal/state laws and regulations.

4.     Screens resumes, pre-screen candidates, coordinates background checks and clearances, administers appropriate assessments, makes recommendations for hire (or not hire).

5.     Conducts employment verifications.

6.     Uses traditional and nontraditional resources, such as employment agencies, career fairs, online job fairs, community network events, etc., to identify and attract quality candidates.

7.     Communicate with division with employee's starting date and the requisition the employee is filling, etc.

8.     Completes weekly report on employment activity.

9.     Follows up with hiring managers to obtain feedback regarding recruiting process.

10. Develops and maintains an excellent relationship with Division Director, Residence Managers, and Assistant Residence Managers to ensure achievement of staffing goals.

11. Manages current candidate activity in the applicant tracking system (ATS).

12. Manages application/resume file and retention according to company policy.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers/scanners.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position; days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Incumbent may have minimal travel within the boroughs to attend job fairs and/or campus recruiting activities.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Two- five years of experience in recruiting.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Familiarity with the not for profit environment.
  2. Knowledge of ADP WorkforceNow
  3. Bachelor's degree, preferably in human resources preferred.
  4. SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential preferred.

AAP/EEO Statement

Edwin Gould offers competitive compensation and benefits, and potential for growth with a leading child welfare agency.

Edwin Gould is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Edwin Gould brings a superior level of commitment to its families and community and investment in people. For more information, please visit:


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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