Career Transition Specialist
Division: Job Corps
Location: Wilmington Job Corps Center (Wilmington, Delaware)
Reports to the director of OA/CTS Project. Responsible for providing placement and support services for graduate students for 12 months after separation, conduct follow-up services for 12 months after initial placement has been approved and accurately document all services provided in the web based system, in compliance with government and management directives.
- Maintain linkages with DOL, national, state, and local agencies and employers to provide career delivery services leading to long term employment.
- Identify potential jobs, schools, military or other training program placements for terminating students.
- Directly place students to meet DOL and center contract goals; verify and document all placements in compliance with the PRH; provide quarterly projections.
- Monitor the employability development of students.
- Coordinate and maintain communications with center pertaining to student placement.
- Participate in center industry advisory council.
- Participate in activities supporting north eastern region centers and regional office efforts as requested.
- Participate in the development of new and revised policies and procedures affecting career development.
- Prepare weekly reports of career transition activities; copy director, OA/CTS.
- Assess support services needed for each student; initiate community referrals to obtain needed services.
- Assist student with resume development, interviewing skills, and effective search strategies.
- Establish work-based learning (WBL) sites in students' home communities; communicate with center business & community liaison (BCL).
- Identify resources including housing, transportation, child care, health care, and other services to support students' transition from center; develop and maintains support service reference manual.
- Support and promote zero tolerance policies.
- participate in student employability programs and activities.
- Promote the development of Career Success Standards by modeling appropriate behaviors, mentoring students when necessary and monitoring both positive and negative behaviors through interventions.
- Maintain accountability of students and property; adhere to safety practices.
- 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.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency also required.
- Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.