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Career Transition Specialist

Job Corps (Career Systems Development) | New Haven, CT

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The Career Transition Specialist is responsible for counseling students in all aspects of career transition readiness, job search skills, job placement issues, job retention, and Job Corps student exit processes. Responsible for identifying exited students who are no longer employed or in school and ensure a reconnection with another placement, school, or a Remote Career Transition Specialist


Conducts interviews with students entering the Career Transition Phase of CDSS. Provides re-orientation and further focus on job search techniques Creates and maintains a caseload of active student files, establishing a tickler system for caseload management, maintains bi-weekly or (at minimum) monthly contact through telephone correspondence Attends meetings that involve Career Transition student/process issues Visits classrooms and trade shops to familiarize students with Career Transition processes, employability skills, career preparation, job search, job retention, etc. Familiarizes students with Advance Training, military, and job offers Coordinates mock interview sessions. Assists in the coordination of job fairs and career days Maintains linkages with military services, One Stop and other external resources, maintain job banks, secures and post job leads, set up job interview, arranges transportation assistance and other support services. Performs job development by screening leads from newspaper classifieds, telephone, and personal contacts, referrals, Internet, and other youth service organizations. Strives to ensure students are “job attached” upon completion of program Ensures that accurate contact information is obtained from exiting students and continually updates student files with accurate contact information Identifies support services needed for relocation, makes referrals to support services agencies. Develops and maintains a resource center for support services Participates in individual or group counseling services in coordination with Social Development Department and Mental Health Consultant, as needed


Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in rehabilitation counseling, career counseling, psychology or related field. Must have 15 semester hours of undergraduate course work in psychology or other social services related field. One-year experience in counseling related field

Preferred: Previous Job Corps experience

Knowledge Required: Sound knowledge of case management, career counseling, employment counseling and job search, job preparation and development techniques. Must be able to effectively communicate with culturally disadvantaged and minority youth. Must possess a valid state driver’s license. Excellent communication skill, both oral and written. Must obtain and maintain valid CPR/FA certification. Good organizational skills. Ability to inspire and motivate students.

All post offer candidates must complete and pass a background check and drug screen.

Interested in making a difference in young adults’ lives between the ages of 16-24? If so we may have the perfect job for you.


Job Corps is a government-funded, no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. We strive to fulfill this mission by following our Core Values of “Safety, Individual Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Growth and Commitment.”

Come and surround yourself with talented and professional individuals who have also taken the next step of making a difference in someone’s life. You would not only have a great and dedicated team to work with, but you would also be eligible to take advantage of a comprehensive benefits plan which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), legal, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.


Monday- Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

CSD is a leader in workforce development operating Job Corps centers throughout the U.S. since 1964 and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action / Female / Minority / Disabled / Veteran Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, child-birth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, gender, or any other characteristic protected by law. CSD makes reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to apply for employment. Contact Susan Bolter at (888) 308-0338 to request a reasonable accommodation.
Job Code: 5348
Posted On: 2017-08-29 04:59:53
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: General Business
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