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Career Counselor

Company: Job Corps
Location: Laredo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 may 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. Responsibilities The Career Counselor is responsible for counseling students in all aspects of center life; e.g., personal and social development, vocational and educational training. Documents monthly student counseling sessions Assesses and evaluates continuously those students assigned to them on both formal and informal levels. Provides assistance to students in continuing their education or entering into additional training; and in connecting with community services necessary for successful transition from school to work Submits written student reports and evaluations as needed Participates in the training of all staff; especially in individual and group counseling techniques Participates in beweekly session with the Center mental health consultant Assists with AWOL retrieval Confers with parents and admissions counselors. Makes referrals to local resources Transfers students both on and off center as needed. Performs other duties as assigned Qualifications Minimum: Bachelor's Degree required, including 15 semester hours of instruction in Social Services related area. One year's experience in a counseling capacity or related field. Most hold valid driver's license and qualify for company sponsored vehicle insurance. Preferred: Job Corps experience preferred Knowledge Required: Sound knowledge of counseling techniques, excellent communication skills, both oral and written, knowledge of characteristics and problems of disadvantaged youth, must maintain CPR/FA certification. 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 us at (888) 308-0338 to request a reasonable accommodation.

Keywords: Job Corps, Laredo , Career Counselor, Other , Laredo, Texas

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