MASSHIRE MERRIMACK VALLEY CAREER CENTER EMPLOYMENT COUNSELOR, DES in Haverhill, Massachusetts
This is a hybrid position. ( Part time in the office and part time working remotely ) Must have a suitable work at home environment to qualify. The Employment Counselor (EC) provides services for job seekers within their Industry Sector Team (IST) to assist them to become job ready in order to achieve their employment goal. The Employment Counselor advises Career Center customers on such matters as job search methods and job interview processes. The incumbent reviews and analyzes customer information through records, tests and interviews; conducts counseling interviews with customers. He/she describes, explains, and conducts assessment related to eligibility for specific programs, describes and explains procedures and benefits related to agency programs; delivers workshops and information sessions, maintains liaison with public and private organizations; compiles occupational, edu?cational and other information; maintains timely and comprehensive customer information in the Massachusetts One Stop Employment System (MOSES) database and performs related work as required. Duties: Provide information, assistance, support and guidance to customers on such matters as job search methods, job interview process and identifying solutions to real or perceived barriers to employment to enable job seekers to become job ready. Recommend specific courses of action to prepare customers for employment and/or training opportunities. Conduct comprehensive assessment of each customer. This assessment includes review and analysis of customer information obtained through records, tests and interviews to appraise work history, transferable skills, educational background, interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personal characteristics, consideration of labor market information, and determination of marketability. In collaboration with the job seeker customer and based on results of comprehensive assessment, develop a career action plan that outlines services, including, but not limited to, education and training, that will lead to achievement of the job seeker?s employment goal. Participate in a team approach to determine the customer?s suitability for participation in WIOA, Trade, National Dislocated Worker Grants, and specialty-funded services. When appropriate, determine eligibility for job seeker customers to enroll in these programs. Verify all documents/records to ensure appropriate and thorough documentation and recordkeeping for monitoring and compliance with the DOL regulation and agency policies and procedures. Oversee a complex and extensive caseload, which involves maintaining ongoing customer contact (minimum of 30 days) to determine progress of job search and/or training until the customer has found employment. Conduct counseling interviews with jobseekers to provide guidance, suggest approaches and assist them in achieving occupational, educational or vocational goals in accordance with federal and state law and regulations and agency guidelines. Conduct Career Center Seminars and other group services, as needed. Qualifications: First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in employment counseling, vocational counseling, guidance, placement counseling, rehabilitation counseling or educational counseling, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the required experience.* *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. A full Job Description can be found on MassCareers.com Please see how to apply instructions for the link.