DORS College and Career Advisor

Christel House DORS – South

Description

JOB SUMMARY:
This position will provide college and career guidance to adult high school students and graduates at Christel House Dors (Drop Out Recovery High School)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Graduate Support

  • Coach a caseload of approx 100-200 adult graduates as they pursue training and careers.  Communicate with & mentor graduates on a regular basis to help them achieve their postsecondary and career goals.
  • Provide support to recent graduates
  • Administer the graduate financial support program.
  • Maintain & track communication with graduates; update database
  • Assist in coordination of graduate workshops, events, and networking opportunities.
  • Refer graduates to employers or employment services for job placement.
  • Salary: $50,000- 55,000 a year, upon experience.

In-School Career Guidance

  • Identify professions and post-secondary courses, training programs and/or vocational training
  • Mentor current students pursuing post-secondary options in the military, apprenticeships or employment, help them develop and prepare their post-secondary plan prior to graduation.
  • Assist with the facilitation of the College & Career course for all campuses.
  • Instruct students in career development techniques such as job search and application strategies, resume writing, and interview skills.
  • Evaluate students’ abilities, interests, and personality characteristics using tests, records, interviews, or professional sources.
  • Develop pathways to success programming for students– higher education, technical programs, apprenticeships, certifications and/or entry into the labor market.
  • Plan and promote career and employment-related programs and events, such as career planning presentations, work experience programs, job fairs, and career workshops.

Community Relations

  • Establish contacts with community leaders and employers to create partnerships, internships and employment opportunities for students and graduates.
  • Work with universities and vocational schools to identify and secure support programs for students.
  • Compile and study occupational, educational, and economic information to assist students in determining and carrying out vocational objectives.
  • Coordinate with Christel House International for graduate participation in donor events.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of available resources for students.
  • Participate in appropriate professional activities
  • Other duties assigned.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Spanish Bilingual preferred
  • Knowledge of community based organizations and social services
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively; maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  • An agreement with the mission statement and goals of Christel House Academy and Christel House International

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to stand/sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

 

To apply, please complete the online application. A complete application will include the following:

  • Letter of interest stating why the candidate feels his/her qualifications are a good match to those sought by CHA
  • Current resume (please include email address)
  • Transcripts
  • At least three (3) professional references (References should include candidates supervisor in his/her current position and most recent prior position)

Applicants should disclose any criminal arrests or convictions in the application process.  A successful applicant will be required to submit to a national background check.

 

Christel House Academy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Type
Full-Time
Grade Level
Adult Education
Grade Categories
Counselor
Job Subjects
Career Technical Education