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.
HYS is and Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran
Job Summary: Manages career preparation, career exploration, personal and career counseling, and career transition readiness, ensuring the achievement of DOL mandated performance levels and compliance with the PRH, DOL guidelines, contract specifications, Horizons Youth Services policies, and Center or contract operating practices and procedures. This includes interviewing, hiring, counseling, motivating, monitoring, training and evaluating said staff; performing outreach activities in the community; developing referral linkages for admissions; developing companies for assignee placements; serving on program workgroups; marketing the Job Corps program; composing corrective action plans; and monitoring departmental budgets.
- Plans, organizes, administers and measures work activities performed by the CDSS department.
- Supervises all employment activities, including recruitment, testing, reference checking and related employment matters.
- Ensures approved curriculum is being taught in career preparation training and assigns and supervises staff in areas of responsibility.
- Promotes a positive Job Corps image and increases awareness in the community.
- Develops referral sources through agency and community outreach and promotes job development through direct contact with employers, One-Stops, WIA, and state employment agencies.
- Monitors the delivery of personal and career counseling.
- Audits counseling case notes and folders quarterly.
- Analyzes CPP surveys and adjusts CPP as needed.
- Provides assignees with assessment of and assistance with placement readiness.
- Works to retain students on Center.
- Uses the MPO30, MPO32, OMS 20 and OMS20p to analyze data, identify performance trends and implement corrective actions as needed.
- Promotes teamwork between students and staff and interdepartmental teamwork among staff.
- Monitors area of responsibility to ensure timely and high quality services.
- Works toward meeting performance management goals.
- Follows CDSS plan and Code of Conduct system daily.
- Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulations, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures.
- Maintains good housekeeping in all areas and complies with safety practices.
- Holds regular staff meetings at least twice a month with managers, documents meetings and submits documentation to the Center Director and VP of Job Corps Operations.
- Attends both OMS and MPO weekly meetings to assist in center OMS performance.
- Creates systems and structure to ensure long-term retention of all students.
- Conducts quarterly audits of case notes and ESPs. Develops corrective action plan as needed.
- Models, mentors, monitors appropriate Career Success Standards.
- Helps students become more employable through continuous reinforcement.
- Evaluates personnel under his/her management and makes recommendations regarding disciplinary actions, promotions, and/or merit increases.
- Participates in PRH mandated staff training. Failure to participate may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Above average public speaking skills and experience, above average verbal and written skills, above average problem solving and conflict resolution skills, computer literacy (specifically internet, e-mail, Word Perfect, Lotus and Excel), the ability to work some evening hours and periodic weekends, the ability to obtain a commercial driver’s license, and the ability to travel periodically are required.
Experience: 2 years’ related supervisory experience. Five years in Job Corps Management preferred, other managerial experience considered; five years’ experience working with adolescents/young adults.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in human services, counseling, education, social science, business, communications, psychology, or closely related field. Master’s degree preferred; any waiver of the requirement must be reviewed and approved by the DOL Regional Office. Otherwise, it is required for the employee to consistently pursue such a degree in human services, counseling, education, social science, business communications, psychology, or closely related field under Horizons Youth Services Tuition Reimbursement Plan.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid State Driver’s License.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand and walk; to reach with hands and arms and talk and listen. The employee is occasionally required to sit; to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; to taste and to smell. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision capabilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level can vary from moderate to loud.