What you will be doing This is an exempt position that will report to the manager, counseling. Responsible for planning, coordinating, developing and implementing a professional individual and group counseling program for assigned students, in compliance with government and management directives.
Bachelor's degree including 15 semester hours in social services related instruction and one year experience in counseling or related field required.
Experience with youth, excellent written and verbal communications skills and computer proficiency required.
Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
Review detailed background file, conduct personal interview and test as necessary to analyze and recommend a program for each assigned student.
Initiate and maintain individual folder on each assigned student. Ensure information is updated on a timely basis including case note entries in CIS.
Provide direct aid to students with personal needs, problems, sickness, injury, family problems, emergency leaves, and AWOL retrieval.
Provide continuous educational, career training, personal and social adjustment counseling on an individual and group basis; recommend necessary program modifications throughout each assigned student's stay.
Conduct continuous interpretation and evaluation of progress in student's specific career development program. Coordinate problem cases and point out areas in which guidance and development techniques can be improved; maintain documentation and records.
Utilize new concepts and approaches; recommend and conduct training sessions and conferences to develop greater proficiency among staff in areas of guidance, social adjustment and social skills development.
Recommend medical or psychiatric evaluation for emotional or psychological problems; evaluate results and take remedial action as warranted.
Refer students to other program areas such as transfers, extension or advanced programs, college placement, etc.
Chair the assessment/career development team; participate in other center programs such as career preparation, diversity, and pregnancy programs.
Maintain contact with student's family; utilize community resources as needed.
Assist in the evaluation of center services for students and recommend modifications for improvement.
Facilitate Career Success Standards (CSS) group sessions for students and/or staff; provide guidance to residential advisors in student social skill development.
Visit career training and academic training areas regularly to evaluate student's progress and maintain positive rapport with instructors.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
What is Job Corps? Job Corps is a federally-funded comprehensive program that provides essential academic and career skills training to eligible students designed to prepare them for success in every aspect of their lives. Charleston Job Corps is located in Charleston, WV and is managed by Management & Training Corporation (MTC), a privately held company that successfully operates Job Corps, Corrections, Medical and Economic/Social Development contracts.
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