Youth Employment Counselor (Career Placement Counselor) 2 Openings Available
Youth Employment Counselor (Career Placement Counselor) 2 Openings Available; MCCC/MTA Unit Professional Position; 37.5 hours per week; Pay grade 3; Grant funded. This position is located at the MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center in Lawrence.
The Youth Employment Counselor works with career center customers between the ages of 18 – 24 to help them identify and embark upon a career pathway that will lead to stable employment in a demand industry that offers potential for advancement. The individual in this position must possess knowledge of the developmental needs of individuals in this age range and strategies to support their success; including appropriate levels of empathy and flexibility balanced with structure and guidance. Position entails outreach and recruitment, assessment and eligibility determination, career counseling, support with training and/or post-secondary education program selection and enrollment, administrative procedures to secure training funding for individuals, case management, job search and placement support, follow-up, and service and activity tracking in the state database. The Youth Employment Counselor will provide workshops and information sessions and conduct math and reading assessments. Position will focus on the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program, but may provide services for other specially funded youth initiatives.
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Employment Counselor, Returning Citizens (Career Development Counselor)
Employment Counselor-Returning Citizens (Career Development Counselor); MCCC/MTA Unit Professional Position; 37.5 hours per week; Pay grade 4; Grant funded. This position is located at the MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center in Lawrence with services also provided on-site at correctional facilities located in Essex County.
The Employment Counselor provides services to individuals who have experienced incarceration with the purpose of helping them to find employment that provides sufficient wages, benefits, and potential for advancement to decrease recidivism and support functioning as a contributing citizen. While emphasis is on working with participants while they are incarcerated, services are also provided to individuals who have been released from a correctional facility and are unemployed.
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