About the Role
Under direction of the Employment Services Network supervisor, the career counselor provides extensive career and educational counseling, intensive workplace readiness training, career planning and placement assistance, case management, training, and follow-up services to eligible program participants, including youth and/or individuals with disabilities.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Conducts community outreach to identify and recruit potential program participants and employment partners.
Develops and maintains collaborative working relationships with funding sources and other support agencies in order to optimize contracted levels of services.
Conducts in-person and video conferenced interviews with potential participants to determine eligibility, identify barriers to employment, and assess educational, employment, and training needs.
Assists participants with enrollment into program services and performs orientation for enrolled individuals.
Administers and proctors relevant participant assessments.
Works with participant to develop highly individualized service strategies and employment plans.
Monitors participants’ progress and program outcomes while maintaining detailed written and electronic records.
Regularly communicates progress with participants and their relevant support persons.
Matches program participants with local work experiences corresponding to their individual interests and abilities and performs regular site visits to ensure employment objectives are being met.
Assists participants in applying to, enrolling in, and/or registering for transitional activities after program objectives have been met.
Provides referrals to essential academic, vocational, and social services as well as relevant follow-up services.
Prepares and submits in a timely manner all monthly, quarterly, and annual performance reports.
Requirements, Skills, & Qualifications
Requirements & Skills:
Ability to provide outstanding customer service while maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality.
Thorough understanding of job searching, local job market, job matching systems, federal, state, and local labor and child labor laws and regulations, and other related items.
Ability to effectively interact with a variety of personalities from diverse socio-economic populations.
Ability to work in a team environment and provide support to fellow team members.
Excellent problem solving, organizational, and time management skills.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, especially over the telephone and via email.
Extensive knowledge and proficiency in a variety of computer software applications, especially Outlook and Excel.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in counseling, education, social work, or related field.
Two years’ work experience in secondary or higher education, counseling, case management, social work, or related field.
Valid NJ driver’s license.
Salary & Schedule:
Salary is commensurate with experience, starting from $19 per hour.
Bonus opportunities available.
Expected hours are 35 per week during the day shift Monday to Friday.
Benefits Available After 90 Days:
Paid time off.
Professional development assistance.
People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply.