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Immigrant Career Counselor

Immigrant Career Counselor Position Summary:

The vision of CDC is to develop a skilled workforce where all people have the opportunity to reach their
employment potential in a thriving local economy. The mission of CDC is to help individuals of all abilities and
backgrounds to become employed by connecting employers and workers. The CDC team works together as a unit
assisting each client to define career goals and develop a meaningful plan to reach their potential.

The Immigrant Career Counselor works with immigrant populations to develop career pathways through the
identification of short-term and long-term career goals. This individual works with both youth and adult job
seekers ensuring they have all the tools necessary to achieve their goal; whether their goal be employment or
advancement, matriculation, or post-secondary education.


  • Experience working with immigrant populations and a general understanding of workforce
  • Excellent organizational and writing skills
  • Experience in providing direct career and employment counseling
  • A bachelor’s degree or relevant experience. Master’s degree preferred but not required
  • Fluency in a non-English language such as Spanish or Arabic is preferred but not required
  • A valid PA driver’s license and access to a vehicle


  • Belief in the importance of creating an inclusive local workforce
  • Passion for helping individuals achieve independence through education and work
  • Enthusiastic, creative, and empathetic

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determines client eligibility for support through the CDC
  • Administers and evaluates vocational testing and marketability assessment tools
  • Develops individualized career pathways plan with each client
  • Ensures each client has high quality resume and other materials needed to conduct a successful job search
  • Conducts ongoing individual counseling sessions
  • Works with interpreters in client’s native language to ensure strong communication
  • Drives clients to interviews, orientations, and trainings for potential employment
  • Works closely with employers to facilitate interviews for clients
  • Helps to develop and deliver special workshops targeted at the unique needs of immigrant populations
  • Maintains consistent contact with clients during job search
  • Participates in training and development and represents JFCS’ Career Development Center (CDC) when working with partner organizations and funders
  • Works closely with collaborating agencies and other JFCS staff
  • Represents CDC and specific programs in the community, through community outreach, public speaking, and response to community needs and/or concerns
  • Tracks and monitors program activities and outcomes in agency database system and other required formats deemed necessary by funders
  • Assume other related duties including but not limited to administrative tasks for the department, such as timesheets.
  • Participates in other activities related to the operations of CDC and JFCS in general.

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@jfcspgh.org with “Immigrant Career Counselor” in the subject line.
Jewish Family And Community Services (JFCS) of Pittsburgh is an EOE non-sectarian, non-profit human service agency
providing social service, employment and psychological services to help people through life cycle transitions and crises.

About Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) Pittsburgh
The professional staff at JFCS is dedicated to helping people successfully cope with life’s changes and challenges.
JFCS helps thousands of people every year, through career, geriatric, counseling, refugee and immigrant,
guardian, scholarship, food pantry and critical need services. JFCS strives to create a caring and respectful
environment sensitive to the need for human dignity, privacy and diversity of those served by the agency.