• Career Transition Specialist

    Job Locations US-ME-Limestone
    Job ID
    2018-1063
    Category
    Other
    Schedule Hours
    Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Schedule Days
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Overview

    Interested in making a difference in young adults’ lives between the ages of 16-24? If so we may have the perfect job for you.

     

    Job Corps is a government-funded, no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. We strive to fulfill this mission by following our Core Values of Safety, Individual Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Growth and Commitment.

     

    Come and surround yourself with talented and professional individuals who have also taken the next step of making a difference in someone’s life.

    You would not only have a great and dedicated team to work with, but you would also be eligible to take advantage of a comprehensive benefits plan which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), legal, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

    Responsibilities

    The Career Transition Specialist is responsible for counseling students in all aspects of career transition readiness, job search skills, job placement issues, job retention, and Job Corps student exit processes. Responsible for identifying exited students who are no longer employed or in school and ensure a reconnection with another placement, school, or a Remote Career Transition Specialist. 

    • Demonstrates and abides by the Company Core Values and the operating principles
    • Understands, supports, and practices the Core Values in all aspects of job performance and interactions with staff and students.
    • Responsible for awareness and familiarity with the National and Regional Job Corps Office goals, business plans, projects and initiatives ensuring principles and objectives are incorporated into the Center’s programming.
    • Adheres to all deadlines established by the Workforce Development Director.
    • Works with Workforce Development Director to identify and develop innovative employer partners throughout New England.  
    • Supports the Career Development Services System (CDSS) as it relates to individual position, department, and overall Center goals.
    • Conducts interviews with students entering the Career Transition Phase of CDSS. Provides re-orientation and further focus on job search techniques.
    • Ensures and maintains the highest level of Data Integrity in collection of all required documents for student placement folders ensuring accurate data and signatures on all applicable forms.
    • Ensures all student folders are secured daily to protect PII.
    • Assists and provides guidance to separated or separating students during the prescribed service period, providing placement (employment, apprenticeship and post-secondary education enrollment) and transitions services.
    • Establishes rapport and relationships with employers, community colleges and other entities to ensure successful placements with good career pathway opportunities for economic self-sufficiency.
    • Generates work site opportunities that best match the training capabilities and needs of student with employers’ requirement.
    • Establishes thorough knowledge of and referrals to community-based services available to assist Job Corps graduates with successful transition and independent living. 
    • Provides positive, individualized services to Job Corps graduates and former enrollees and documented case notes that reflect services provided. 
    • Creates and maintains a caseload of active student files, establishing a tickler system for caseload management, maintains bi-weekly or (at minimum) monthly contact through telephone correspondence.
    • Attends meetings that involve Career Transition student/process issues.
    • Visits classrooms and trade shops to familiarize students with Career Transition processes, employability skills, career preparation, job search, job retention, etc.  Familiarizes students with Advance Training, military, and job offers.
    • Maintains linkages with military services, Career One Stops and other external resources, maintain job banks, secures and post job leads, set up job interview, arranges transportation assistance and other support services.
    • Performs job development by screening leads from newspaper classifieds, telephone,  personal contacts, referrals, Internet, and other youth service organizations.
    • Ensures that all necessary licenses, certificates, transcripts and/or any pertinent document that will aid in job search are completed/obtained preferably prior to students’ exit.
    • Ensures that accurate contact information is obtained from exiting students and continually updates student files with accurate contact information.
    • Identifies support services needed for relocation, makes referrals to support services agencies. Develops and maintains a resource center for support services.
    • Initiates and maintains contact and cooperation with remote Career Transition Specialist for transition purposes.
    • Serves as chairperson of the student’s Career Readiness Assessment Panel and completes appropriate notes and paperwork.
    • Participates in individual or group counseling services in coordination with Social Development Department and Mental Health Consultant, as needed.
    • Assists students in the appropriate documentation and approvals for absences from center.
    • Initiates contact with “former enrollee” students prior to their exiting the Center, or as soon as possible thereafter
    • Utilizes 678 data for informational resources; utilizes all resources available for placement opportunities.
    • Upon learning of an uncommitted student and/or early termination you will intensify contact frequency and presents job offers to contacted students, reminds students of importance of job search and job retention.  With ongoing contact and cooperation with Remote Career Transition Specialists, secures and arranges for potential job interviews for former enrollees.
    • Completes and submits documents for processing; student Transitional Funds and Request for Separation packets.
    • Complete appeals process to reconcile any errors in 6/12 month surveys.
    • Manage survey and placement projections for OMS purposes for correct information on all students on caseload.
    • Maintain student placement folders per CSD standards in the highest regard ensuring data integrity.
    • Provides additional assistance, as departmental needs identify, in meeting overall department placement goals.
    • Attends in-service training sessions and staff meetings as required.

     

    Qualifications

    Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in human services, psychology, counseling, education, social science, business communications or closely related field, or Associate’s degree in human services, psychology, counseling, education, social science, business, communications or closely related field and 2 years’ related experience in job development activities  that ensured a streamlined and coordinated service delivery system for all job-seekers, including those with disabilities and barriers to employment, and employers.

     

    Preferred: Minimum plus Job Corps experience

     

    Knowledge Required: Sound knowledge of WIOA-Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act, case management, career counseling, employment counseling and job search, job preparation and development techniques. Must be able to effectively communicate with culturally disadvantaged and minority youth. Must possess a valid state driver’s license. Excellent communication skill, both oral and written. Must obtain and maintain valid CPR/FA certification. Good organizational skills. Ability to inspire and motivate graduates.

     

    All post offer candidates must complete and pass a background check and drug screen.

     

    CSD is a leader in workforce development operating Job Corps centers throughout the U.S. since 1964 and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action / Female / Minority / Disabled / Veteran Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, child-birth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, gender, or any other characteristic protected by law. CSD makes reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to apply for employment. Contact Susan Bolter at (888) 308-0338 to request a reasonable accommodation.

     

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