Career Services Counselor

Responsible for delivering counseling services to assigned residential and non-residential students in personal and social development, career employment, and behavior. Provides individual and group counseling and crisis intervention to all students.

Administration Procedures

• Administers leaves and passes in CIS to adhere to DOL policies.

• Conducts individual counseling sessions at least monthly and uses RAP format to document.

• Conducts group sessions as assigned.

• Enters monthly case notes in CIS using RAP format.

• Assists students in seeking advanced training opportunities, i.e., technical training or college admittance.

• Maintains and documents communications with parents, guardians and Admissions Counselors in regard to the resolution of students’ problems.

• Establishes meaningful working relationships with other staff members and acts as a resource person to help these individuals deal positively with student behavior.

• Visits classrooms and dormitories to establish meaningful working relationships with instructors and residential advisors and acts as a liaison between students and these departments.

• Provides information to the Student Personnel Officer (SPO) and, upon request, represents the students at review panels.

• Meets with SPO for consultation on individual and group problems.

• Develops referrals and receives copies of all individual progress reports and disciplinary hearings from instructors, disciplinary officers, Residential Supervisors and other staff and provides follow-up information.

• Serves as a member of committees to review policies and procedures relating to the counseling program and the Center’s operation as directed.

• Facilitates, monitors and conducts Evaluations of Student Progress (ESP’s).

• Transports students to and from bus stations and other scheduled appointments when necessary.

• Works toward meeting performance management goals that include: % of completers, % of AWOL separations with HSD/GED; CTT completion, CTT credential.

• Follows CDSS plan and Code of Conduct system daily.

• Conduct and document AWOL follow up by PRH requirements.

• Maintains updated monthly CIS case notes in required format on assigned students.

• Maintains good housekeeping in all areas and complies with safety practices.

• Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulations, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures.

• Models, mentors, monitors appropriate Career Success Standards.

• Helps students become more employable through continuous reinforcement.

• Participates in PRH mandated staff training. Failure to participate may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Effective Communication

• Presents information both clearly and concisely and regularly confirms correct interpretation of information.

• Very high standard of communication skills both written and oral for the presentation of facts and ideas.

• Written communication must be clear, concise, easy to read and comprehend.

Organization of Work

• Demonstrates the ability to handle several projects simultaneously.

• Implements the key principles of time management, task allocation and priority assignment in addition to personal organization.

• Continually seek ways to improve the service provided via development of professional skills and personal growth.

• Initiates and responds to suggestions for improving service.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Proficiency with advanced Microsoft Office applications including Word, Power Point and Excel.


Minimum of one-year experience in counseling or related field. Two years’ experience working with youth and young adults.


Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology or social work required. (including 15 semester hours of instruction in social services-related instruction). Master’s degree preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Valid State Driver’s License.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; to reach with hands, arms, talk, and listen. The employee is occasionally required to sit; to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; to taste and to smell. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision capabilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level can vary from moderate to loud.