Career Counselor- Scatter site

April 6th, 2021
Career Counselor- Scatter site

Career Counselor- Scatter site

  • Full Time
  • Entry Level
Job Category: Communications, Other, Programs/Services
Location: The Bronx
Job Sectors: Human Services



    • Manage a caseload of about 70 program participants including minor populations and up to 35 families



    • Maintain active engagement through all phases of tenant enrollment, including intake, assessment and service planning. 



    • Develop creative engagement strategies that result in sustained client participation in WFO services; conduct, at minimum, biweekly outreach to all participants and maintain related progress notes.



    • Complete employment and educational assessments with all new participants; ensure that assessments and service plans are updated twice a year, at a minimum, and more often where needed. 



    • Identify and refer engaged participants to skills training and educational programs, including but not limited to, HSE, ESOL, college and other higher education programs.



    • Assist minor participants in accessing and participating vocational and educational opportunities including but not limited to internships and youth summer programs.



    • Assessing and assisting families in meeting their overall employment and educational needs.



    • Assist participants in developing their job readiness portfolio, consisting of a resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills competencies.



    • Work closely with WFO’s Employment Specialists; respond to job leads within required timeframe; identify and refer participants for matching positions via the AWARDS foothold system.



    • Assist participants in conducting independent job search; identify new job leads as needed and make direct referrals to employers.



    • Conduct post-employment follow up and provide job retention services to working clients. Improve job retention outcomes for participants through timely re-placement and supportive services.



    • Access community resources to aide participants in their job search, job retention and/or re-placement efforts.



    • Actively participate in case conferencing sessions with site directors and the case management team.



    • Engage with clients and with collaboratively with Program Directors and Employment Specialists on the basis of job readiness, employment opportunities, job retention outcomes and vocational/educational needs. 



    • Conduct field work as needed.



    • Regularly attend WFO monthly team meetings.



    • Maintain and update participant information in AWARDS foothold.



    • Provide participant engagement and outcome reports as required.



    • Other responsibilities as assigned and required by the emerging needs of programs and participants, such as service delivery in multiple sites for multiple programs.







·       Bachelor’s degree in human services or a closely related field.


·       Experience working in developing and delivering workforce development services for low-income individuals as well as knowledge of service delivery systems targeting individuals experiencing homelessness.


·       Superior organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills; high level computer literacy and attention to detail are required.


·       Knowledge of the AWARDS foothold database system is strongly desired.


    • Knowledge and experience in the application of Motivational Interviewing and Person-centered planning preferred.  



    • Good communication skills with strong organizational writing and computer skills required. 



    • Strong engagement and interpersonal skills.



    • Bilingual is a strongly preferred.







Salary is commensurate with experience.  Jericho Project offers a comprehensive benefits package.




How to Apply:


Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:


Human Resources Department


            Jericho Project


            Job Code: Career Counselor, Scatter Site


            245 W. 29th Street, Suite 902


            New York, NY 10001


            Fax 646.624.2301


            [email protected]




No Phone Calls Please.






Jericho Project is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.


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