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Career Transition Specialist

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Location: Edison, NJ
Job ID: 50020
Facility: Edison Job Corps Center

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Ready to be a part of something big? At the Edison Job Corps Center in  Edison, New Jersey 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 competitive wages, affordable health, dental, and prescription drug insurance, Paid vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, flexible schedules, 401(k),  and a chance to make a difference every day! Full and part time opportunities available for many positions. Hiring immediately!

Position Summary:
Reports to the Career Transition Services Manager. Responsible for providing placement and follow up services to former enrollees and graduates in compliance with government and management directives.

Essential Functions:

• Assist in former enrollees and graduate students during transition, placement and follow-up as appropriate.
• Make regular contact with former student during the placement and follow-up period; provide services as needed; document in the automated case management system.
• Initiate transitional support referrals to off-center placement specialists and other community agencies as needed. 
• Develop job leads through the use of internet sources and direct contact with employers, apprenticeship programs, local workforce development boards, center workforce councils, youth standing committees, where established, one-stop operators and partners, employers, unions and industry organizations.
• Use labor market information and other resources to work with each graduate to develop placement strategies tailored to meet his or her individual needs and career goals.
• Provide direct referrals to suitable job openings and/or educational and training opportunities for graduates in need of placement services.
• Collaborate with peer Career Transition Specialists to assist in the placement of post-separated students.
• Verify, document and report placements using the appropriate systems and processes.
• Ensures the accuracy of all placement verification forms completed and obtained from employers, military, vocational schools, institutes or colleges, etc.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in human services, psychology, counseling, education, social science, business, communications, or closely related field; or Associate’s degree and two years related experience required. Job Coaching/ Mentoring Experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency also required. Possessing effective negotiating, marketing and sales skills, will positively impact your job placement performance.  Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record required.

Rate of Pay $26.00/hour 

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