Do you have a passion for making a difference in someone’s life? Are you looking for an opportunity to use your background and empathetic nature to work for a local non-profit agency in conjunction with school districts to make a difference in a young person’s future? Then the Career Counselor position is for you!
As a Career Counselor, you will provide support to students who do not have a career/education plan after graduation from high school, working specifically on career awareness. This role will work closely with school guidance counselors, and will refer students to school counselors for issues not related to career awareness. This collaboration will create a holistic approach to ensuring barriers are addressed, allowing students to be successful in post-secondary education and employment. Success in this position will include decreasing the number of students who do not have a career/education plan upon graduating high school, decreasing the number of students who do not graduate, identifying the skills and interests of students and connecting them to relative experiences, helping students understand the value of career planning, and working collaboratively with schools, businesses, and families as required.
• Assess personal characteristics, skills, interests and developmental needs via assessment, individual interviews and/or group work and provide consistent and comprehensive career advisement to facilitate a clear Career Pathway plan
• Identify and provide interventions and/or connections to community resources addressing barriers
• Coordinate and provide direct case management services to include: the development of long- and short-term employment goals; create an Individual Plan unique to each individual and coordinate necessary support and related services with other providers; track the participant’s progress toward goals and modify the plan as necessary
• Work with businesses to develop job shadowing, internship, co-op opportunities for students
• Work collaboratively with the school district personnel
• Develop a number of career exposure activities
• Work with local institutions of higher learning to identify potential training options, open house opportunities or other activities that students would benefit from
• Provide advice on resumes, applications and interview techniques
• Remain current with information about career pathways, training routes and local job market
• Provide orientation information to participants about CareerLink® services and other organizations
• Ensure that positive outcomes and goals are met as required
• Prepare activity reporting summarizing accomplishments, issues, and upcoming activities
• Track target goals to include enrollments, trainings, employer contacts, number of career exposure activities, number who entered employment and provide weekly progress reports
• Perform other duties as assigned
This position is funded through a grant that runs from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019; with an option of a one-year renewal depending on the success of the initiative.
• Bachelor degree or equivalent experience preferred
• Experience in workforce development strongly preferred
• Experience working with unemployed, underemployed, and individuals with barriers or other economically-disadvantaged populations
• Have a passion for helping others and must be able to work with people of all backgrounds
• Ability to prioritize tasks and document all aspects of services provided
• Demonstrated communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
• Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
• State Criminal Background, PA Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprint clearances required
• Salaried full-time position for 35 hours a week
Bring your expertise to EDSI where you will be able to live our values every day: show up, smile and support!
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Keyword: Human Services