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Career Planner Position Available - Career Solutions

Posted on 8/9/2017 11:45:04 AM

Listing expires 9/6/2017

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Partner in the Minnesota Workforce Center – St. Cloud

1542 Northway Drive St. Cloud, MN 56303     320.308.5320     https://CareerSolutionsJobs.org

 

Employment Opportunity Position Opening Effective:

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

I.          Position Title

Career Planner (Fulltime)

 

II.            Position Objective

This position provides high quality pre-employment transition career planning services to high school students (ages 14-21) with specific learning disabilities and other health disabilities including ADD/ ADHD. 

 

III.           Essential Tasks and Responsibilities

The following duties and responsibilities that have been identified as being essential to this position include, but not limited to:

·         Establish communication/referral processes—strengthen connections with school district contacts and ensure processes are clearly outlined

·         Identify and enroll students in alignment with targeted populations

·         In partnership with special education teachers/district contacts, establish small groups and meeting schedules

·         Provide career exploration/career counseling/career assessment information

o   students will be introduced to career exploration websites such as CareerWise, ONET, MCIS

o   students will complete career assessments identifying interests and aptitudes

·         Integrate Labor Market Information (LMI) into exploration 

·         Provide information and opportunities for youth to develop and demonstrate work maturity/employability skills; for example

o   complete mock job application

o   develop a resume

o   complete work safety training

o   complete team work activities

o   review work for quality/quantity

o   dress for mock job interviews

·         Develop and facilitate work‐based learning experiences

·         In alignment with the career pathways students identify, assist students in exploring postsecondary educational programs and/or

·         apprenticeships; integrate information regarding self‐advocacy for students to ensure they receive needed accommodations

·         Arrange guest speakers from colleges and industries to attend small groups and share information regarding college and apprenticeships

·         Facilitate students attending career fairs, college fairs, and industry tours

·         Arrange mock interviews

·         Identify students who need specific one‐on‐one services to facilitate the following:

o   self‐advocacy

o   connection to other resources/programs

o   portfolio development

 

IV.          Desirable Knowledge and Skills

The desired knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

·         Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures related to career counseling and guidance.

·         Ability to apply knowledge of the labor market to the background and experiences of clients.

·         Ability to discuss sensitive issues and develop trusting relationships with clients.

·         Knowledge of individual assessment and assessment tools.

·         Ability to design, develop, organize, and administer training.

·         Ability to work in a team as well as independently.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and team members.

·         Knowledge of and skills in the use of computers and programs, especially Microsoft Office Suite.

 

V.            Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must pass a criminal background check, be able to travel out of area independently (valid driver’s license required), and have either:

a) A bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, communications, or closely related field with two years’ experience in vocational counseling, working with youth, coordinating successful employment development plans, and/or in management.

Or

b) 6+ years of progressive related experience beyond high school.

 

Priority will be given to applicants with extensive experience working with at-risk youth populations.

VI.          Responsibility for Public Contact

This position requires a moderate to high degree of public contact.

 

VII.        Work Environment         

This position will require traveling to different site locations within Stearns & Benton Counties in order to provide services. Involves working in a variety of school settings, an indoor office setting, may include of site meetings/events, possibly outside of regular businesses hours.

 

VIII.        Salary

                Based upon qualifications.

               

No applicant will be considered unless an official application is submitted.

 

 

 

 

IX.           How to Apply

Applicants must submit required application, cover letter and resume. Please include salary requirements in the cover letter. The application can be found on the website – https://CareerSolutionsJobs.org  or available at the St. Cloud WorkForce Center, 1542 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56303. Applications can be mailed or emailed to Ileana.Merten@CSJobs.org 

 

X.          Deadline

Application materials must be received by 4:30pm on August 31st, 2017. For further information, please contact Ileana Merten at (320)308.5712 (Voice) or email: Ileana.Merten@CSJobs.org     

 

 

Career Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Career Solutions will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  If you need assistance with filling out or obtaining the required application, or if you need the application in an alternative format, please contact Career Solutions at (320)308-5320.

 

 

The Minnesota WorkForce Center – St. Cloud does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

 

 

Kari Court   |   Administrative Assistant

Career Solutions

(Formerly known as Stearns-Benton Employment & Training Council)

1542 Northway Drive |  St. Cloud, MN 56303

Direct: 320.308.5749  

Visit our website at http://CareerSolutionsJobs.org

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