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Career Transition Specialist – Lexington

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted December 30, 2021.

DEPARTMENT: OA/CTSREPORTS TO: Lead CTS and OA/CTS DirectorFLSA STATUS: ExemptJob Summary: Responsible for preparing students for successful job search, employment, military, and further education and training opportunities that will ensure assigned monthly placement goals are met and or exceeded. Access resources and services that will assist students to successfully transition to the workforce to ensure that 2nd and 4th quarter survey goals established by the Department of Labor (DOL) are met or exceeded each month.Duties:Meets monthly assigned placement goals by providing quality placement efforts for all assigned students.Conducts job development and establish employer linkages.Acts as a liaison with Career Transition Readiness staff to place students prior to separation.Maintains a shared calendar on Outlook with management staff that is updated daily.Participates in evening and weekend activities as necessary or assigned by the OA/CTS Director or Lead CTS.Makes visits to NEAP centers regularly. May require overnight travel.Travels within assigned geographical area, which can involve overnight travel. This includes home visits to students on assigned caseload.Transports male and female students in government vehicles.Establishes personal contact with prospective employers to expand job development efforts for employment opportunities and records all job development activity in database each week.Conducts employment skills, training classes.Assists participants with occupational preferences through interest/ability assessments.Facilitates coordinating job interviews for students.Helps students become more employable through continuous reinforcement.Provides regular feedback to students regarding appropriate employability skills.Assists students with transitional services, i.e., housing, transportation, and personal services.Maintains contact with employers per established goals.Conducts on-site visits with employers each month per established goals.Provides continuous follow-up with all terminated students for period established by policy.Develops and monitors on-the-job training contracts.Maintains record of participant progress through employment skills training.Records all contact and services provided to students in the required database in accordance with policy guidelines.Required to work as a team with Admissions Counselors (ACs) to perform all AC duties when assigned based on contract and caseload requirements. Training will be provided.Facilitates Career Planning Workshop with applicants in the admissions phase.Submits valid placement records with the appropriate verification information. All placement records are submitted to Quality Assurance for approval.Maintains accountability of property, adheres to safety practices, and performs safety inspections in area of responsibility.Works to ensure performance management standards and goals are met.Complies with all Department of Labor (DOL) guidelines, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Insights Training Group. LLC policies and procedures.Models appropriate career success standards, employability skills for dress, language, and work habits.Participates in the Policy and Requirements Handbook (PRH) mandated staff training. This requires travel for face to face meetings to include overnights and out of state. Performs other duties as assigned.Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level can vary from moderate to loud.RequirementsQualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Above average public speaking skills and experience in same; above average verbal and written skills; above average problem solving and conflict resolution skills; computer literacy specifically Internet, Email, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; ability to work evening hours and periodic weekends; ability to travel periodically. This is a salaried position, and overtime and comp time is not provided.Experience: One (1) year experience in a performance-based environment and sales, marketing, or counseling related services preferred. Previous experience in providing group or individual counseling on all phases of career management is helpful. Experience in case management and /or job development, resume writing; interview skills; job search skills; accessing community resources (childcare, legal and health); housing; transportation; educational opportunities; and financial planning preferred. Knowledge of skills necessary to establish liaisons and interact with private and public agencies. Must possess the ability to interact with employers and program participants.Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Psychology, Counseling, Education, Social Science, Business, Communications, or closely related field; or associate degree in Human Services, Psychology, Counseling, Education, Social Science, Business, Communications, or closely related field, and 2 years’ related experience.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid driver’s license and current automobile liability insurance coveragePhysical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk; to reach with hands and arms and talk and listen. The employee is occasionally required to sit; to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; to taste and to smell. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and /or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision capabilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be requested to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that the description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. It is also understood that the company reserves the right to change work schedules as required, including overtime.
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