Career Counselor (Part-Time)

  1. Pittsburgh,PA
  2. Aug , 7
  3. Healthcare : General Healthcare


Benefits and Perks

You would not only have a great and dedicated team to work with, but we offer a competitive wage as well as a shift differential.  You would also be eligible to take advantage of a comprehensive benefit plan to include: Medical, Dental Vision, Life Insurance, Employer match 401K, Paid Holidays and Paid Days off.

Job Summary

Reports to the Counseling Manager. Responsible for counseling students in all aspects of center life, e.g. personal and social development, vocational and educational training.  This is a part time position - 20 hours per week.  Evenings and a 4 hour shift on Saturday.

Responsibilities and Duties

1. Demonstrates and abides by ODLE Core Values and operating principles.
2. Actively collaborates with all other departments to best meet the needs of each student.
3. Assesses and evaluates continuously those students assigned to them on both formal and informal levels. Provides assistance to students in continuing their education their education or entering into additional training; and in connecting with community services necessary for successful transition from school to work.
4. Documents minimum of two monthly student contact counseling sessions for minors and one counseling session for adult students. Encourages adult students to sign permission form to counselor to contact them in the student’s behalf. Frequency is adjusted for students on probationary status or with demonstrated need for more support.
5. ESP and PCDP reviews are conducted. Information is reviewed and updated as needed. This review is documented in accordance with established timeframes in the PRH.
6. Assists students in setting short and long-term goals, identifying strengths and career challenges and resolution of personal issues affecting career readiness.
7. Completes ongoing assignments given by the Counseling/OCT Supervisors and all other program administrative personnel.
8 Submits written student reports/evaluations as needed to outside agencies, referrals to Mental Health Consultant, Review Boards, or at the Center Director’s request.
9. Participates in joint sessions with resident advisors and the Center Mental Health Consultant. Reviews student records and completes special needs requests for Mental Health or additional specific counseling needs.
10. Co-facilitates small group social skills sessions including employability skills, career success standards, and ODLE’s Core Values
11. Collaborates with residential staff at least once monthly. Contact frequency will change as directed, or as individual circumstances require.
12. Develops close working relationship with the Center Mental Health Consultant.
13. Participates in all phases of Career Management Team decisions. Assesses students’ transitional support needs and develops strategies to meet identified needs.
14. Provides training to center staff on related counseling techniques.
15. Participates in student orientation and development of employability plans for students.
16. Performs AWOL Retrieval tasks; grants and verifies Leaves and Passes per PRH and Center Director mandates. Enters appropriate information in CIS.
17. Tracks and manages projection data, updating weekly to ensure that students are moving as predicted in shop. Works with Academic Manager to identify and solve problems of academic concern.
18. Conducts intake interview for new enrollees within 72 hours of on-boarding.
19. Works with CSI Manager and Accountability Assistant to routinely monitor their students’ attendance as per department protocols; address conduct issues, arrange for staffings and/or other interventions to address below expectations performance.


Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor’s degree, including 15 semester hours of Social Sciences or related area. One year experience in a counseling capacity or related field.
Valid State driver’s license in the state of employment with acceptable driving record.

Additional Requirements

Ability to compose descriptive reports and use appropriate techniques to implement program activities. Ability to verbally direct individuals and groups and remedy dysfunctional behavior. Ability to intervene with students in crisis with aggression control/safe physical management restraint techniques. Must complete mandated training courses. Sound knowledge of counseling techniques. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to effectively relate to trainee population. Ability to obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid certification.

Company Overview

Want to make a difference in a young person's life?  This is a position that is very rewarding in training and mentoring at risk youth.

Job Corps is a government-funded, no cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps socioeconomically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16-24 improve the quality of their lives through academic and career technical training.  Job Corps' mission is to attract eligible young people, teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.  

Odle Management and CSD are leaders in workforce development operating Job Corps Centers throughout the U.S. and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Female/Minority/Disabled/Veteran Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, child-birth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.  Odle Management and CSD make reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to apply for employment.  Contact Human Resources at 412-441-8700 to request a reasonable accommodation.

Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 years. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and assists them with obtaining employment. Job Corps has trained and educated over two million individuals since 1964.

At Job Corps, students have access to room and board while they learn skills in specific training areas for up to three years. In addition to helping students complete their education, obtain career technical skills and gain employment, Job Corps also provides transitional support services, such as help finding employment, housing, child care, and transportation. Job Corps graduates either enter the workforce or an apprenticeship, go on to higher education, or join the military.



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