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Posted: 12/05/2021

Description

Job Summary: Provides outreach and admissions services sufficient to ensure an outgoing flow of complete applications for suitable youth wishing to enter the Job Corps Program that meets or exceeds assigned monthly arrival goals. Ensures applicants being screened for enrollment are suitable and committed to the program to ensure achievement of the Department of Labor 90-day commitment goal.

Duties:

  • Develops monthly strategic outreach plan for assigned geographical territory that will ensure enough suitable and committed applicants are recruited to meet assigned monthly arrival goals.
  • Participation in evening and weekend outreach/recruitment activities as necessary or assigned by the OA/CTS Manager.
  • Regular visitation to NEAP centers. May require overnight travel.
  • Maintains a shared calendar on Outlook with contract management that is updated daily.
  • Maintains ongoing outreach to agencies, schools, military recruiters, and other sources of eligible and suitable applicants.
  • Joins and participates in activities of local Youth Council and other community organizations as required.
  • Provides Job Corps information (brochures, flyers, etc.) to all One-Stops in area served.
  • Schedules regular appointments with agencies serving youth.
  • Establishes contact with agencies in all One-Stops in area served and presents the Job Corps program on a regular basis.
  • Provides information and conducts information sessions on Job Corps to interested youth and agencies.
  • Screens youth for entry into Job Corps according to procedures and criteria contained in the Electronic Policy and Requirements Handbook (EPRH), company policies and procedures, and as trained by OA/CTS Manager, and/or Corporate Staff. Travel required within assigned territory for outreach/recruitment activities, to take applications and to conduct home visits as necessary.
  • Follows guidelines of enhanced admissions process to determine suitability of applicants.
  • Assists with facilitation of center tours.
  • Assists applicants in developing a career and employability plan utilizing the Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP).
  • Collects and verifies all required applicant documentation of applicants to determine eligibility and suitability for Job Corps and inputs all enrollment information into the required database.
  • Obtains any additional information necessary to evaluate eligibility, complete applications accurately, and submits to Quality Assurance.
  • Notifies youth of acceptance and assignment.
  • Maintains weekly contact with all applicants pending arrival and documents all contact in required database.
  • Assists youth with departure to Job Corps Centers.
  • Conducts Unauthorized Absences (UA) retrieval within assigned territory. Travel required and home visits.
  • Files weekly and monthly outreach and achievement reports with OA/CTS Manager and OA/CTS Project Director.
  • Counsel’s inappropriate or ineligible youth regarding alternative programs and agencies and makes referrals. Provides all applicants determined not suitable or ineligible with a denial letter from OASIS.
  • Maintains a database for recruitment/outreach activities for referral purposes for assigned geographical area.
  • Provides monthly follow-up to all outreach/recruitment resources.
  • Provides regular feedback to students regarding appropriate employability skills.
  • Duties may require the transportation of male and female applicants in the government vehicles.
  • Maintains accountability of property, adheres to safety practices, and performs safety inspections in area of responsibility.
  • Adheres to required property control policies and procedures.
  • 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 employability skills for dress, language, and work habits.
  • Helps students become more employable through continuous reinforcement.
  • Participates in PRH mandated staff training.
  • Requires travel for face-to-face meetings that can include overnights and out of state travel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements

Qualifications: 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; the 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 working in a performance-based environment and in sales, marketing, or counseling related services preferred. Previous experience in providing group or individual counseling on all phases of career management is helpful. 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, Communications, or closely related field or associate degree in Human Services, Psychology, Counseling, Education, Social Science, Communications, or closely related field, and 2 years’ related experience. Experience may include successful Job Corps enrollment or successful enrollment in other youth development programs.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid driver’s License and current automobile liability insurance coverage.

Physical 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 includes close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.

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.

This job description is not intended to 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.

 

  

We offer equal employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, pregnancy and related medical conditions, physical or mental disability, or past, present, or future service in the Uniformed Services of the U.S., or any other legally protected status.

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