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Employment Counselor - Grand Rapids, MN
DepartmentEmployment & Training
Site LocationGrand Rapids CareerForce
Full Time/Part TimeFull-time
Internal/External:Internal & External
Job Responsibilities:
Provides orientation, assessment, and job search/planning services to program participants towards goal of employment.
Job Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in vocational counseling, social work, or psychology is preferred, or a combination of education and experience. Experience with public assistance, employment programs and job search planning. 

Needed Attributes: Positive self-starter with strong organizational and superior communication skills. Issues identification, crisis management, problem solving and motivational techniques. Comfortable with confrontation.  
Essential Functions:


  • Maintain participant files and submit reporting forms and data as required
  • Complete participant assessments
  • Evaluate data to determine participant eligibility/priority
  • Develop strategies to meet the educational and employment goals of participants
  • Provide opportunities for group learning and support activities/projects
  • Assist participants in development of an employability and/or personal education plan
  • Assist participants with job search activities, job attitudes, interviewing skills, and resume writing
  • Determine support service needs of participants
  • Complete documentation and paperwork accurately and in a timely manner
  • Record, organize and manage participant and agency data consistent with program guidelines
  • Develop and maintains a network of employment contacts and resources
  • Attend meetings, trainings, and conferences related to employment programs
  • Work across multiple programs, maintaining a caseload of 50-60 participants
  • Adhere to specific program policies and guidelines
  • Make referrals to other community agencies
Dual Employment-secondary job duties
FT Employment Counselor position. Primary position located in Grand Rapids and travels the service area as needed. Starting wage is $19.58/hr. Application deadline date: 11/22/19.