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Career Counselor, MH/ASD Specialist

Career Counselor, MH/ASD Specialist

Qualifications:

Experience working with individuals who have a mental health challenge or are on the autism spectrum.  Passionate about helping individuals achieve independence through work.  Applicants must have a strong background in mental health and working towards certification. A CRC, LCSW, LSW, or Counseling degree is preferred.

Position Summary:

As a part of the JFCS Career Development Center’s career counseling team, this position works to develop career pathways and long-term career goals for job seekers in Allegheny County who struggle with mental health challenges and/or are on the autism spectrum. This individual works with job seekers ensuring they have all the tools necessary to achieve their goal; whether their goal be higher education, employment or career advancement. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine client eligibility for programming through JFCS Career Development Center
  • Develop individualized career pathway plan with each client
  • Identify and work to reduce barriers to accessing and retaining employment, including transportation, child care, and food insecurity, to help clients find stability and family-sustaining wages
  • Ensure each client has high quality materials needed to conduct a successful job search
  • Conduct individual career counseling sessions, both virtually and in person
  • Help to develop and deliver workshops targeted towards unique populations 
  • Maintain contact with clients during job search and after placement to ensure job retention
  • Participate in training and represents JFCS when working with partner organizations and funders
  • Work closely with collaborating agencies and other JFCS departments
  • Act as a liaison for JFCS and hold off-site office hours (post-Covid) to best serve job seekers and partner organizations including universities, other non and for-profits
  • Represent JFCS in the community, through community outreach, and public speaking
  • Track and monitor programs in agency database system and other required formats 

Application: 

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