Career Consultant
Summary
Title:Career Consultant
ID:2008
Location:Curry County
Salary Range:$16.52 - $20.62/hr commensurate with experience
Job Category:Full-time
Description
Now is the time to join one of the top non-profits of its size in Oregon.  

Position Summary:

Reports to Workforce Manager. As a job training/employment team member, responsible for recruit, orient, assess, collect eligibility documents, and enroll appropriate youth and adults for WIOA services, develop working relationships with area employers which will lead to job training and placement opportunities for individuals enrolled in workforce programs. Market organization services to potential employers and maintains contact. Prepares and maintains current written narrative documentation. Provides on-going retention services and supports to both the employer and the participant. The ideal candidate will not only be able to work with participants, but will also be able to work with private sector employers throughout the County.

The Career Consultant position is key to SCBEC achieving its annual work-based training and placement outcomes. The Career Consultant has two overarching responsibilities: 1) establishing new employer relationships and maintaining pre-existing relationships with employers to secure valid and unsubsidized employment opportunities for SCBEC participants; and 2) effectively matching SCBEC participants with unsubsidized employment.

Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

  • Promote WIOA programs through targeted outreach.
  • Understand and accurately present WIOA eligibility requirements to diverse audiences.
  • Conduct individual and group orientations for job seekers and provide a positive introduction to WIOA program and staff.
  • Complete the eligibility process on those individuals deemed suitable for WIOA and collect all necessary eligibility documents.
  • Upon enrollment, enter WIOA application, case notes, and initial services into MIS system.
  • Provide assessment to each participant
  • Track and report all inquiries and pre-applications, referral sources, participant barriers, and desired trainings/services.
  • To provide all participants with job search assistance and track their job search activities in iTrac
  • To provide individualized case management of participants who are seeking employment
  • To provide guidance and counseling to all participants seeking employment
  • Develop strong business contacts within all communities served and promote WIOA programs to employers.
  • Represent workforce development division at job fairs, career fairs, employer roundtables, and other employment-related functions.
  • Assist participants with resume development and overcoming barriers to employment
  • Assist in screening participants for job openings by reviewing records, observation, interviewing.
  • Assist in determining best job suited to participant by matching job features to individual’s strengths and needs
  • Develop OJT, Internship, and Work Experience opportunities for participants and track their progress.
  • To maintain accurate participant files and records according to program guidelines
  • To ensure that each participant moves into unsubsidized employment
  • To complete follow-up reports
  • To accurately determine cost for training, work experience, and/or supportive services
  • Submit all necessary forms, bills, invoices, and other paperwork
  • Maintain confidentiality as it pertains to employer job postings and participant information.
  • To perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications & Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required, with related work experience preferred in job development, case management and/or sales and marketing or any acceptable combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to work with youth and adult participants and with the private sector employers. Successful track record of achieving and exceeding performance targets on a regular basis. 

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is a required qualification.

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  1. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to relate to people from various socio-economic backgrounds.
  2. Knowledge of employment and training programs, especially Workforce Investment Opportunity Act.
  3. Ability to communicate benefits and goals of programs effectively to a wide variety of audiences, in both individual and group formats.
  4. Ability to work within a team while maintaining high individual performance standards. Must have ability to organize and prioritize efforts.
  5. Ability to provide vocational counseling/guidance to applicants and trainees.
  6. Ability to work under pressure, adhere to budget and contract requirements, and meet or exceed specific performance criteria.
  7. Be able to provide own transportation and attend occasional evening and/or out-of-town meetings (overnight travel may occasionally be required).
  8. Strong computer skills, including Word and Excel
Benefits:
  • Competitive Wages for High Performance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation/Sick Time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Medical/Vision/ Dental
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Employer Paid Retirement
  • And much more!
  • Salary $16.52-$20.62/hr commensurate with experience 
About Us:
South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC) was incorporated in 1982 under IRS code 501(c)(3) private nonprofit and currently serves Coos, Curry, Douglas, Marion & Yamhill counties in Oregon.   Our Vision: Thriving people living in vibrant communities.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • This position/project is funded by U.S. DOL

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