2nd Shift Residential Counselors
Category: Social Development & Counseling
Division: Job Corps
Location: Hartford Job Corps Center (Hartford, Connecticut)
Reports to the manager, community living & support or designee. Responsible for residential activities within the dormitory providing for maximum program coordination, student discipline, attractive and well maintained dormitory environment, and preparation of records and reports, in compliance with government and management directives.
1. Provide proper guidance to students to ensure positive group living relations and achievement in the program.
2. Determine, recommend, and arrange student visits to counselor.
3. Work with designated counselor to develop retention plans and participate in retention program.
4. Direct dorm activities as designated.
5. Patrol and monitor dormitories and center as required to ensure safety and proper behavior of students; resolve potential or occurring problems.
6. Assist with recreational activities for students on and off center.
7. Transport students to and from recreational functions, airport or bus stations as required.
8. Prepare the morning report; pass list and other administrative correspondence relating to students.
9. Direct students and assist in the cleanup and maintenance of the dormitory.
10. Recommend or requisition supplies to provide needs for dorm living and safety of students.
11. Conduct group sessions in accordance with the schedule; participate in and conduct career preparation activities and Career Success Standards (CSS) training.
12. Maintain dormitory and individual student files; maintain files to include complete, updated and required documentation. Update student records in CIS as required.
13. Conduct daily inspections of several dormitories, as assigned.
14. Provide positive, quality customer services to students, staff and other center customers.
15. Participate in student employability programs and activities.
16. Support, promote, and enforce the Job Corps’ Zero Tolerance Policy.
17. Promote the development of Career Success Standards by modeling appropriate behaviors, mentoring students where necessary and monitoring both positive and negative behaviors through interventions.
18. Maintain accountability of students and property; adhere to safety practices.
It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.
Education and Experience Requirements: College required for prime schedule (daytime or early evenings). One year experience working with youth preferred. Excellent written and verbal communications skills and computer proficiency required. Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record, unless waived by management.