Career Counselor
Westover Job Corps

Job Order #: 19541392

Chicopee, MA 01020

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 8/23/2023

EXPIRES 11/21/2023

Job Description

Career Counselor

Westover job Corps

Reports To: Career Services Manager

Department: Career Services

FLSA STATUS: Exempt - Full Time

Primary Position Objectives
Responsible for delivering counseling services to assigned residential and non-residential students in personal and social development, career employment, and behavior. Provides individual and group counseling and crisis intervention to all students.

Brief Description of Duties
Administers leaves and passes in CIS to adhere to DOL policies.
Conducts individual counseling sessions at least monthly and uses RAP format to document.
Conducts group sessions as assigned.
Enters monthly case-notes in CIS using RAP format.
Assists students in seeking advanced training opportunities, i.e., technical training or college admittance.
Maintains and documents communications with parents, guardians and Admissions Counselors in regard to the resolution of students' problems.
Establishes meaningful working relationships with other staff members and acts as a resource person to help these individuals deal positively with student behavior.
Visits classrooms and dormitories to establish meaningful working relationships with instructors and residential advisors and acts as a liaison between students and these departments.
Provides information to the Student Personnel Officer (SPO) and, upon request, represents the students at review panels.
Meets with SPO for consultation on individual and group problems.
Develops referrals and receives copies of all individual progress reports and disciplinary hearings from instructors, disciplinary officers, Residential Supervisors and other staff and provides follow-up information.
Serves as a member of committees to review policies and procedures relating to the counseling program and the Center's operation as directed.
Facilitates, monitors and conducts Evaluations of Student Progress (ESP's).
Transports students to and from bus stations and other scheduled appointments when necessary.
Works toward meeting performance management goals that include: % of completers, % of AWOL separations with HSD/GED; CTT completion, CTT credential.
Conduct and document AWOL follow up by PRH requirements.
Maintains updated monthly CIS case notes in required format on assigned students.
Follows CDSS plan and Code of Conduct system daily.
Assists with quarterly graduation exercises.
Adheres to required property control policies and procedures.
Maintains good housekeeping in all areas and complies with safety practices
Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulation, Quality Assurance Plan (QAP), Serrato policies and procedures, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures.
Demonstrates and abides by Serrato Corporation's core values and operating principles.
Models, mentors, monitors appropriate Career Success Standards.
Participation in PRH mandated staff training is mandatory. Failure to participate may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Competencies: Performance Standards/Results

Effective Communication
Presents information both clearly and concisely and regularly confirms correct interpretation of information.
Very high standard of communication skills both written and verbal for the presentation of facts and ideas.
Shows professional non-verbal body language and actively listens to others.

Organization of Work
Action oriented. Demonstrates the ability to handle several projects simultaneously with decision making, flexibility, and problem solving.
Implements the key principles of time management, task allocation and priority assignment in addition to personal organization.
Shows attention to detail and ability to complete work with the highest level of accuracy and efficiency.
Continually seek ways to improve employment service provided via development of professional skills and personal growth.

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103 Johnson Rd
Chicopee, MA 01020

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  • Major Medical
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Short Term Disability Leave

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103 Johnson Rd
Chicopee, MA 01020