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Counseling Manager

Location: Morganfield, KY
Job ID: 50810
Facility: Job Corps

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Salary is $50,000 to 55,000 per year.

Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy in Morganfield, Kentucky provides 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
  • Generous paid vacation and paid sick time
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 401(k) with company match
  • A chance to make a difference every day

Essential Duties:

  • Plan, coordinate and manage the administrative and programmatic activities of the department.
  • Evaluate staff performance, provide staff training and implement department and personnel changes as approved by the deputy director and coordinated with the director, human resources prior to implementation.
  • Assist the deputy director in the preparation of the departmental budget; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Develop and implement new and revised policies and procedures affecting counseling and career preparation services; coordinate with other departments to ensure compliance with overall center directives.
  • Review and audit all assigned areas regularly for contractual compliance and effectiveness of delivery of services to students. Prepare related reports.
  • Develop and implement an effective counseling service and career preparation program and ensure that each counselor is assigned a caseload consistent with guidelines; provide counseling services to a caseload of students.
  • Take appropriate steps to ensure that administration procedures are followed, such as adequate record keeping, maintenance of schedules, and provide proper follow-up with students in unauthorized status.
  • Participate in the training of all center staff as coordinated with the manager, human resources and the director.
  • Implement and maintain collaborative system of communication between counseling services and career preparation program, center staff and outside community services to facilitate student progress and performance; evaluate all center counseling components and recommend modifications.
  • Coordinate activities of the maximum benefits program including performance evaluation scheduling and monitoring.
  • Coordinate efforts to promote student retention and graduation; participate in committee to improve center outcomes.
  • Coordinate the delivery of mental health services with the health and wellness director and the center mental health consultant.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area that models high standards for a work environment.
  • 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.
  • Provide positive, quality support 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 in related field including 15 semester hours of instruction in social services or related instruction.
  • Two years’ experience in counseling or related field and two years supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of human behavior, individual and group counseling techniques, management skills and case summaries.
  • Experience with youth, excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency required.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record required.


Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabled status, veteran status, genetic information, national origin, or any other category protected by federal law. MTC participates in E-Verify. We strive to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans, in our job application and hiring process. 






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