OIC of South Florida hiring academic and career counselor

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OIC of South Florida is a community-based leader in providing quality self-help skills and employment opportunities for disadvantaged and underemployed residents, assisting them to become self-sufficient and productive members of society.

The academic and career counselor is responsible for providing educational guidance and assistance for students by planning schedules, recommending courses and determining appropriate education solutions for different types of students. Counselors aid students in building future educational and career paths.

An Academic and Career Counselor reviews student’s education level, work history, interests and skills and suggest careers that match his or her background and abilities, assist them with overcoming barriers and develop skills required to gain employment. Their goal is to match students with jobs that will give them the greatest balance of self-sufficiency and career satisfaction.

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing services that address criminogenic and basic needs for participants.
  • Delivering services to participants working to create and manage MTSS schedule and assessment dates.
  • Assisting with creation of monthly training schedule.
  • Scheduling and proctoring CASAS to maintain a controlled testing environment.
  • Utilizing assessments (BESI, My Next Move, LSCMI, IRES) to determine interest, risk, barriers and level of job readiness.
  • Creating Career Lattice/Ladder Buildout for each participant that maps out their individualized career pathway.
  • Assisting in developing and maintaining an IDP that supports the career lattice and facilitates the success of the participant.
  • Providing career guidance and conducting bi-weekly follow-ups on academic progress and success of training.
  • Guiding students in determining their interests and abilities using a wide range of methods, such as aptitude assessments, interviews and planning materials.
  • Counseling individual learners, working with them to aid in the development of both hard and soft skills.

Education and/or work experience requirements:

  • Master’s degree Preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any area of study or five years of equivalent work experience is required.
  • Ability to work with diverse client populations and community organizations as well as staff at all levels.
  • Experience with instruction or training.
  • Knowledge of adult instructional and learning theory and principles.
  • Knowledge of competency assessment.
  • This position will require independent travel between agency resource centers and other venues as required by the position. Must maintain valid driver’s license and insurance coverage on personal vehicle at all times during employment.

Competitive Benefits Package offered

  • Health plan includes medical, dental and vision coverage. Employer-paid benefits include STD, LTD, ADD/Life; 403B retirement/investment savings plan.

To learn more about this opportunity and apply, log in to Handshake with your FIU credentials and type in the following keywords: academic career counselor. Filter by Miami, FL location.

Deadline to apply is June 16.