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Career Transition Specialist

Career Transition Specialist

Posted by Hound
Posting ads for 9 years
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Job Responsibilities and Requirements : 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. 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. 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. Coordinates mock interview sessions. Assists in the coordination of job fairs and career days. Maintains linkages with military services, One Stop 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, and 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 students Career Assessment Panel and sub mits appropriate reports. Participates in individual or group counseling services in coordination with Social Development Department and Mental Health Consultant, as needed. Assists with AWOL retriev al, assist students in the appropriate documentation and approvals for absences from center. Bachelors Degree in rehabilitation counseling, career counseling, psychology or related field. Must have semester hours of undergraduate course work in psychology or other social services related field. One year experience in counseling related field. Preferred: Previous Job Corps experience 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 drivers 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.

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