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Career Counselor - Shriver Job Corps Center

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Posted: 12/05/2021


Job Summary: Responsible for delivering counseling services to assigned residential and non-residential students in personal and social development, career development, and behavior. Provides individual and group counseling and crisis intervention to all students.


  • Organizes and conducts career technical/academic, social and personal career development counseling sessions to individuals and groups for assigned students.
  • Assists students in seeking advanced training opportunities, i.e., technical training or college admittance.
  • Maintains and documents communications with parents, guardians and Admissions Counselors in regard to the resolution of students’ problems.
  • Establishes meaningful working relationships with other staff members and acts as a resource person to help these individuals deal positively with student behavior.
  • Visits classrooms and dormitories to establish meaningful working relationships with instructors and residential advisors and acts as a liaison between students and these departments.
  • Provides information to the Student Personnel Officer (SPO) and, upon request, represents the students at review panels.
  • Meets with SPO for consultation on individual and group problems.
  • Develops referrals and receives copies of all individual progress reports and disciplinary hearings from instructors, disciplinary officers, Residential Supervisors and other staff and provides follow-up information.
  • Serves as a member of committees to review policies and procedures relating to the counseling program and the Center’s operation as directed.
  • Administers leaves and passes in CIS to adhere to DOL policies.
  • Facilitates, monitors and conducts Evaluations of Student Progress (ESP’s).
  • Transports students to and from bus stations and other scheduled appointments when necessary.
  • Works toward meeting performance management goals.
  • Follows the CDSS/CSS/BMS plans and procedures daily.
  • Conduct and document UA follow up by PRH requirements.
  • Maintains updated monthly CIS case notes in required format on assigned students.
  • Maintains good housekeeping in all areas and complies with safety practices.
  • Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulations, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures.
  • Models, mentors, and monitors appropriate career success standards.
  • Helps students become more employable through continuous reinforcement.
  • Participates in PRH mandated staff training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

Experience: Minimum of one year experience in counseling or related field.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in counseling from a four year university, including at least 15 semester hours of instruction in social services-related instruction. Master’s Degree in counseling or closely related field preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid State Driver’s License.

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 25 pounds. Specific vision capabilities required by this job include 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. The noise level in this work environment is moderate.

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 job 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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