Employment Counselor Job Description

Employment Counselor Job Description

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Employment counselor provides local labor market information - what companies and industries are in the area, what skills and experience local area employers prefer and require, what is the usual means of entry into those companies/industries, advice on how best apply.

Employment Counselor Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective employment counselor job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included employment counselor job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

May provide job search assistance including direct referral to jobs in Workforce Solutions database
Facilitating psycho-educational/behavior modification groups on a weekly basis
Term Life insurance (includes spouse and dependent)
Legal program – Legal Club of America
Theme park and attraction discounts
Monitors resident pay stubs in order to ensure that they have continued in their employment and that they have worked the number of hours for which they have been signed out in the log
Complies with safety rules
Conducts employment assessments and creates individual employment plans for each assigned client using principles of the “What Works” system
Establishes and oversees job preparation and computer skills training resources
Arranges for client placement in vocational training in coordination with local vocational schools

Employment Counselor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Employment Counselor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the employment counselor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Education, Counseling, Guidance, Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Graduate, Rehabilitation Counseling, Criminal Justice, Department of Education

Skills for Employment Counselor

Desired skills for employment counselor include:

Workplace
Current management techniques
Jobs
Local area labor/employment market and community resources
Requirements for entry into those jobs
How to mentor a client in disclosing appropriate information regarding past convictions and parole status to an employer
Regional community service agencies
Regional employment and workforce trends
Training providers
Along with a willingness to learn skills

Desired experience for employment counselor includes:

Appropriate state teaching certification preferred
Minimum of two years of experience working with offender/minority populations in an adult educational setting using computer lab required
Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) may be required
Bi-lingual skills English/Spanish and/or English/Vietnamese may be required
May take information from employers about current job opportunities and relay that information to the Employer Service Division for data entry into the electronic database
Enters information concerning customer service and outcomes in the appropriate management information systems

Employment Counselor Examples

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Employment Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of employment counselor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for employment counselor
  • May provide job search assistance including direct referral to jobs in the database
  • Carries out special projects as requested by his/her supervisor or manager on or off site
  • Assist participants with assembling documents as necessary to legally work within Nevada
  • Work with participants once they have been employed to address issues that may arise after job placement
  • Work with customers to access government-sponsored programs and receive program services
  • Interact with program participants on a regular, daily basis either in person or via mail
  • Educate customers on program services and eligibility requirements
  • Assist customers in a multiple phases of the case management process, ranging from enrollment through the awarding of benefits and services
  • Work with customers to meet and achieve program goals and maintain program services and eligibility
  • Assist customers with acquiring services that facilitate program goals (e.g., educational and/or vocational training, medical, child care, transportation, substance abuse/mental health, child support establishment, legal, and other related needs)
Qualifications for employment counselor
  • May check with the candidate or the employer to assess quality and success of the referral
  • Able to listen to customers, analyze expressed needs and suggest solutions and action plan
  • Works well in teams and with resident customers and other staff (flexible, congenial and adaptable)
  • Able to communicate orally and in writing at a business level
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Job Developer or similar position
  • Familiar with the correctional system and current correctional policies
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Employment Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of employment counselor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for employment counselor
  • Complete and submit monthly and other reports
  • Review and analyze Career Center veteran information obtained through interviews, records, tests, and observation in order to determine employment and training interests, vocational aptitudes and abilities, barriers to employment, and eligibility for agency services and programs and to make appropriate recommendations
  • Compile occupational, educational, and other pertinent information to assist Career Center veterans in determining vocational and educational interests and goals
  • Conduct counseling interviews with veterans, prioritizing service to special disabled veterans, other disabled veterans, and other categories of veterans in accordance with priorities determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary)
  • Advise veterans on such matters as job search techniques and processes, transitioning their skill from the military to the civilian sector, ways of dealing with barriers to employment, and specific courses of action to prepare for training and employment opportunities
  • Serve as liaison to private and other public organizations to promote Career Center programs and services, to exchange information, and to develop shared resources that will enhance services to veterans
  • Consult and coordinate with other appropriate representatives of federal, state and local programs for the purposes of developing maximum linkages to promote opportunities and provide maximum employment assistance to veterans
  • Develop and promote apprenticeship and other On-The-Job training positions for veterans
  • Develop employment and training opportunities for veterans through contacts with employers, especially small and medium size private sector employers
  • Provide appropriate assistance to community based groups and organizations and appropriate grantees under other federal and federally funded employment and training programs (including Title IV-C of the Job Training Partnership Act) in providing services to veterans
Qualifications for employment counselor
  • Master’s Degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice, Education or employment-related field preferred
  • Ability to conduct individual counseling sessions and facilitate small groups, and interface with outside agencies
  • Ability to write clear concise reports in English using correct grammar
  • The work environment and physical demands are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job
  • Provide appropriate assistance to other Career Center staff with responsibility for veterans in carrying out their responsibilities
  • Directly responsible to assist eight to ten high school students through the ACT Boot Camp
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Employment Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of employment counselor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for employment counselor
  • Enforces residence hall and program rules
  • Attends classes and activities with the participants
  • Organizes activities during free time
  • Supervises at all meals and evening activities
  • Supervises participants at all times during the program
  • Helps with set up and clean up
  • Strategically identify and develop a target list of employers appropriate for the education, degree levels and career interests of GWSB students
  • Sell the GW and GWSB brand to prospective employers, through meetings and presentations
  • Accelerate the job search process for GWSB students through proactive search for appropriate opportunities by creating and strengthening relationships with current and prospective recruiters and other hiring sources
  • Work to elevate employer accounts to successive levels of recruiting activity (job listings, interviews, fairs, panel participation, sponsoring and funding events)
Qualifications for employment counselor
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred, but not mandatory
  • Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling/Administration, Social Work or closely-related discipline required
  • Certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and/or LCSW or independent licensure in closely-related discipline required
  • 4+ years experience, two of those years after obtaining Masters degree, in case load management working with individuals who have disabilities and/or vocational impairments
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Employment Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of employment counselor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for employment counselor
  • Develop a recruitment strategy for each employer by working with external and internal parties including executives, hiring managers, recruiters, faculty and staff
  • Maintain appropriate records, files and accounts to track the status of employer outreach
  • Collect and report all necessary statistics related to employer outreach efforts in industry areas for monthly review by supervisor
  • Conduct industry specific research and develop target lists for outreach efforts
  • Maintain a thorough and accurate Contact Relationship Management System showing evolution of the relationship for each assigned employer and strategies for enhancing/maintaining the relationship
  • May summarize services to customers who ask what we do
  • Continue a strong partnership with SBS/Workforce 1 partners that serve all boroughs
  • Use of Assessment tool post completion of college using Traitify/ Career pathways coaching and discussion upon completion of the degree, vocational, HSD
  • Use job mapping and other tools that will assist the member in matching skills and education to a job opportunity
  • Use of LinkedIn learning tools for post undergrad completion for videos and courses on next steps after college, professional and personal development
Qualifications for employment counselor
  • Proven understanding of disabilities and accompanying work assignment needs along with a knowledge and understanding of labor and disability law
  • Proven training skills, vocational assessment skills, plan development skills and vocational counseling experience required
  • Proven ability to work independently with little oversight
  • Knowledge of local resources where the job is located is highly desirable
  • High school diploma or GED and two years of customer service where skills learned are transferable to a Greeter position at Workforce Solutions OR equivilent combination of education and experience
  • Two years of experience working at Workforce Solutions and a recommendation from current or most recent supervisor
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Employment Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an employment counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for employment counselor
  • Establish a pipeline of employers who will hire members who match job opportunities
  • Using Labor market information and leveraging on strong community relationships that include partners and employers who have programs or job opportunities in Staten Island
  • Attend Staten Island Chamber of Commerce meetings and network with members who are business owners seeking to fill positions
  • Work with our network of partners , SIEDC that offers positions on Staten Island that require higher education degrees and specific labor industrial skills
  • Establish job orders with employers on Staten Island and across the city to refer JobsPlus members
  • Work with Project Director to create and develop a prospecting plan of industries and job orders that will fulfill placement contract expectations
  • Develop and connect members to paid internships that will include on the job experience that will lead to permanent employment
  • Using our EQUUS corporate business relationships in these communities, create a plan and pre-screen and prepare members with a college degree and match them to the internships available
  • Help members interview and find work post COVID-19 challenges to rethink job search and strategies, coaching to ensure that they are prepared and can interview via a virtual platform
  • Network building support and coaching
Qualifications for employment counselor
  • High school diploma and minimum of three years of related experience in the juvenile field
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred and minimum of one year of related
  • Master’s degree in related field and minimum of six months related experience in the juvenile field
  • Experience with assisting Veterans in translating their military skills into the civilian sector
  • Establishment of a one-to-one employment counseling relationship, including gathering customer information and relating it to the labor market
  • The selection and utilization of standardized testing instruments

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