Job Corps - Career Transition Specialist
Horizons Youth Services Covington, KY
- Posted: 18 days ago
- $38,000 to $40,000 Yearly
- Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision
Horizons Youth Services, through innovative leadership and job training programs, provides today’s youth with the education, skills and vision they need to build bright futures for themselves and their communities.
As an operator of Job Corps centers for the U.S. Department of Labor, Horizons Youth Services provides innovative, quality educational and job training programs to enable young people to succeed in today’s competitive job market and keep pace with the ever-changing dynamics of our worldwide economy
Horizons Youth Services operate Job Corps’ Washington, DC Outreach and Admissions which is responsible for the recruitment and retention of eligible youth throughout the District. We currently have one (1) Admissions Counselor positions available.
The ideal candidate will conduct outreach and recruit low income youth ages 16-24 for Job Corps, a federally funded education and career technical training program. Duties include conducting small and large group presentations, marketing the program to youth and community partners, screening and counseling candidates, and conducting application interviews and collecting associated documentation. Extensive face-to-face networking is required in order to establish relationships with referral source agencies, organizations, and community support agencies.
Ensures the efficient, effective, and coordinated delivery of career transition services to graduates and former enrollees.
• Make direct contact with projected graduates and former enrollees prior to separation to assess their needs.
• Collaborate with center career development staff to ensure the continuity of services to graduates and former enrollees, including assistance with post-center certification testing or work experience requirements to attain industry credentials.
• Provide each graduate and former enrollee with an assessment and counseling to determine their capabilities, and based on their capabilities, provide assistance in updating resumes, improving interviewing skills, developing self-advocacy skills, and developing additional job search strategies throughout the Career Transition Period (CTP).
• Continue to collaborate with each graduate and former enrollee throughout the Career Transition Period (CTP) to assess his or her transition needs and to ensure progress toward career goals, including certification or licensing, as outlined in the student’s My Pathway to Achieving Career Excellence (MyPACE) Career Plan and Pathway Achievement Record (PAR).
• Conduct and document weekly contract with unplaced graduates and former enrollees and monthly thereafter for a period not less than 12 months.
• Maintain case-note documentation in the Job Corps Career Transition System web-based application of all services provided directly to, or on behalf of the student. All mandatory follow-up case-note documentation must be entered within 24 hours in Career Transition System Case Notes module.
• Use labor market information (LMI) and other resources to work with each graduate to develop placement strategies customized to meet their individual needs and career goals.
• Provide assistance to graduates in obtaining additional educational and training opportunities and federal funding, as appropriate, to meet certification and/or licensing requirements.
• Identify job leads and/or educational and training opportunities for which the graduate qualifies, and which meet the placement definition.
• Promote training that leads to better paying jobs (e.g., apprenticeships) and/or jobs with college tuition reimbursement programs.
• Develop job leads through the use of Internet sources and direct contact with partners of local Workforce Development Boards; Center Workforce Councils; Youth Standing Committees, CTS Specialist - Page 2 of 4
where established; One-Stop/American Job Centers and community stakeholders such as, employers, apprenticeship programs, unions, and industry organizations.
• Provide direct referrals to suitable job opportunities and/or education and training opportunities for graduates in need of placement services. Distribute and safeguard payments, to include locating graduates when checks are returned and/or unclaimed to ensure that students receive payments.
• Informing graduates that failure to report non-receipt of transition payments or failure to cash a received transition payment check within 12 months of separation will result in forfeiture of the payment, and that graduates have the obligation to update their contact information with their CTS provider.
• Track and document placement status, including updating student contact information, referrals, employment data, career progress, and attainment of certification(s) and/or licensing, using the Career Transition System, the approved web-based application designed to record and track student placement information, manage student transition checks, and transfer students.
• Report all graduate placements that meet the criteria specified in the ePRH Placement Definitions, and which occur within 12 months of separation from the Job Corps program. Once a graduate is placed within 12 months of separation, tracking and updating of placement status in the Career Transition System must continue throughout the service period and for three months following the close of the 12-month service period.
• Report all certification and licensing attainment of graduates, in addition to job placement.
• Report all former enrollee placements in the Career Transition System that meet the Placement Definitions, and which occur within three months of separation from the Job Corps program.
• Ensure that verification is obtained, and the placement is reported in the Career Transition System within 90 days after the student reports to work.
• Maintain documentation of all placement verification for 3 years.
• Maintains placement folders in accordance with contract’s SOP.
• Provides referrals to and registration with the local One-Stop Center
• Submits reports as determined by the supervisor.
• Adheres to required property control policies and procedures.
• Works towards meeting performance standards and goals.
• Maintains good housekeeping in all areas and complies with safety practices
• Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulations, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures
• Models appropriate employability skills for dress, language and work habits
• Participates in PRH mandated staff training (Failure to participate may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination)
• Performs other duties as assigned by management
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Minimum of one to two years related experience in education. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education: 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 two years related experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid State Drivers License.
Horizons Youth ServicesWhy Work Here?
Great company, providing a team focused environment with excellent benefits and compensation
Horizons Youth Services, which began in 1983, helps young people obtain the quality education and relevant job training skills they need to be competitive in today’s rapidly-changing job market. Horizons Youth Services also focuses on providing young people with important life skills and a sense of responsibility that enables them to be productive citizens who can and do improve their communities and their world. Horizons Youth Service believes that programs must focus on the entire person, not just on educational and job training skills. As a result, Horizons Youth Services has developed and operated numerous innovative youth programs throughout its 30-year history that focus on leadership training and team development, including training specifically for Student Government officers at Job Corps centers.
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