• Career Preparation Specialist

    Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
    Job ID
    Career Preparation
    Schedule Hours
    Monday through Friday, 7:45 am to 4:45 pm
    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.


    The Career Preparation Specialist is responsible for the successful implementation of student career preparation including oversight of the center Student Orientation Program and Occupational Exploration Program.


    • Demonstrates and abides by the Company Core Values, company operating principles, Career Success Standards (CSS)
    • Assists students in adjusting to Center life with a significant emphasis on enhancing student retention by providing support, supervision, behavior modification, counseling, and by acting as a positive role model and mentor.
    • Ensures that student needs are met in a timely professional manner with the highest degree of customer service in mind.
    • Adheres to all PRH and CSDC policies and procedures, and the Center Operating Procedures.
    • Prepares reports and forms and documents in CIS case notes and files observations of student’s behavior, performance, notable information or events, and progress towards achieving goals and objectives.
    • Maintains confidentiality, but reports significant events or situations immediately through approved channels to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of students and staff, and to ensure that required reporting occurs, and that students receive emergency services as needed.
    • Facilitates prompt and appropriate assistance to students in the event of injury, illness, or emotional trauma.
    • Meets individually with student assigned to their area responsibility at a minimum of once each month documenting the meetings in case notes.
    • Ensures equipment and assigned work areas are clean and maintained in accordance with Center, CSD, and DOL standards, including conducting quarterly property counts, submitting property relocation requests, may serve as a property custodian, and submits maintenance requests as needed.
    • Teach based on Job Corps needs that supports the Career Development Services System (CDSS).
    • Develops and implements an Occupational Exploration Program (OEP) based on Job Corps needs that supports the students development.
    • Researches and develops curriculum to assist the center teams with positive retention rates, students’ ability to learn basic informational technology and job search skills.
    • Develops needs assessment of employment barriers and identifies potential transitional services that students may need for successful job placement and job retention.
    • Ensures students receive instruction addressing basic living skills.
    • Assists in the development of lesson plans for Orientation and OEP and Orientation Residential Living
    • Ensures students’ Career Development plans are initiated by center Career Development staff


    Minimum: Associates degree in human services or a closely related field. Current driver license.


    Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree or four years related professional work experience. One year experience in career development, workforce development, counseling, sales, marketing, or related field. Two or more years’ experience in career development, workforce development, counseling, sales, marketing, or related field.


    General Information: In order to perform the essential job functions of this position, candidate must have regular attendance.


    Knowledge Required:  Sound knowledge of 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 students.


    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 identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. CSD makes reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to apply for employment. Contact Susan Evans at (888) 308-0338 to request a reasonable accommodation.


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