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Career Counselor, Barrier Reduction Specialist

Career Counselor, Barrier Reduction Specialist

Qualifications:

Minimum of five years of experience in counseling, education, human resources or a related field. Undergraduate degree in social work, counseling or related field; master’s degree preferred. Bilingual language skills are a plus. Excellent communication skills and experience in vocational testing.

Position Summary:

As a part of the JFCS Career Development Center’s career counseling team, this position counsels clients in the development of career goals, plans and job search strategies. This individual will coach clients in interview techniques and job transition, and is able to facilitate a variety of workshops.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides individual assessment and career direction counseling for clients
  • Identifies and works to reduce barriers to accessing and retaining employment, including transportation, child care, and food insecurity, to help clients find stability and family-sustaining wages
  • Ensures each client has a high quality resume
  • Administers and evaluates vocational testing
  • Conducts individual career counseling sessions, both virtually and in person
  • Presents workshops on Resume Writing, Job Search Techniques, Interview Skills, and other vocational topics as required
  • Participates in meetings and professional conferences, representing the CDC as required
  • Assists in guiding and coaching clients to appropriate employment
  • Maintains contact with clients during job search and continues contact after employment in order to monitor employment status
  • Is knowledgeable in and provides labor market information to clients
  • Participates in training and development activities, particularly those recommended by immediate supervisor
  • Responds appropriately to the cultural characteristics of the client population; supports related departments as required
  • Represents the CDC and specific programs to the community through community outreach, public speaking, and response to community concerns about the programs and clients
  • Assumes other related duties as assigned

Application: 

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@jfcspgh.org with “Career Counselor, Barrier Reduction Specialist” in the subject line.  Visit www.jfcspgh.org to learn more.