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Career Transition Readiness Specialist

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Location: Morganfield, KY
Job ID: 48970
Facility: Earle C Clements Job Corps

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Up to $1000 SIGN ON BONUS!
Pay is $16 to $19 per hour

At the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy in Morganfield, Kentucky we provide at-risk students with the tools they need to be successful at no cost to them or their families. Our team members enjoy:

Our team members enjoy:

  • Competitive wages
  • Affordable health, dental and prescription drug insurance,
  • Generous paid vacation and paid sick time
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 401(k)
  • A chance to make a difference every day!

Essential Duties:

  • Develop a career transition plan for assigned students and monitor the progress of assigned students.
  • Assist assigned students with individual career selection and assess student workplace readiness; provide labor market information on geographic areas of interest.
  • Participate in job development committee assessments.
  • Provide referral or post separation services as needed.
  • Review and audit all assigned areas regularly for contractual compliance and effectiveness of delivery of services to students. Prepare related reports.
  • Participate on student evaluation panels; prepare required documentation and evaluations using CIS, as well as other systems of documentation. Enter case notes into the CIS system as required and in accordance with established timelines.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area that models high standards for a work environment.
  • Maintain program linkages with DOL, national, state and local agencies to provide career development services.
  • Monitor and document job placement follow-up on terminated students.
  • Identify potential jobs, schools, military or other training program career development for separating graduates.
  • Compile required data from respective areas in order to prepare student's resume and placement documents for submission to regional office, career transition services agencies and/or other training programs.
  • Coordinate and maintain communication with other departments pertaining to student career transition.
  • Maintain in-department knowledge and understanding of CIS reports that impact placement.
  • Conduct job development and establish linkages throughout the regions with state contractors as well as employers to assist with job placement activities.
  • Assist in the development of the center's career development plan.
  • Analyze student records to determine accomplishments, attendance, job ethics, personal appearance, graduation requirements and employability advantages.
  • Have a basic understanding of the MYPACE program and its role in a student's transition plan.
  • Review individual student's MYPACE plan as needed to provide support/guidance as appropriate.
  • Assist with MYPACE activities/lessons as needed and appropriate.
  • Provide support as needed with an individual student's MYPACE plan follow through and activities.
  • Provide support as needed with goals/activities as identified on one of the four MYPACE pathway achievement record (PAR).
  • Provide positive, quality customer services to students, staff, and other center customers.
  • Participate in student employability programs and activities.
  • Support, promote, and enforce the Job Corps' Zero Tolerance Policy.
  • Promote the development of Career Success Standards by modeling appropriate behaviors, mentoring students where necessary and monitoring both positive and negative behaviors through interventions.
  • Maintain accountability of students and property; adhere to safety practices.
  • Cultivate and maintain a climate on center which is free of harassment, intimidation and disrespect to provide a safe place for staff and students to work and learn.


  • Bachelor's degree or 4 years' experience working with youth & 1-year experience in sales, marketing or counseling related services.
  • Directly related experience may be considered in lieu of formal education requirements.
  • Experience with youth, excellent written and verbal communications skills and computer proficiency required.
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record is required.




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