Employment Counselor

Jul 01 2021
Job Description




Job Title: Employment Counselor


Location: Hilo, Hawaii


Compensation:  Based on Experience with a competitive benefits package


Schedule: Core hours are between 7:45am-4:30pm Monday through Friday; Travel may be required.




Summary: As an Employment Counselor with Career Services, you will be providing Case Management, Employment Preparation Services, Job Placement and Job Retention Services to program participants.  You will provide group and individual educational and vocational guidance services in line with the most current job trends and labor market needs to best assist participants in finding employment.  You will also counsel participants and prepare them for employment and ensure program participants are progressing towards the goals identified in the Individual Plan. You will also develop relationships with employers and community partners.




Essential Duties:


·         Maintains accurate and complete records for all program participants for the purpose of case files maintenance, program reporting, and monthly billing. 



·         Conducts outreach, intake, assessments, and orientations for Career Services Programs.



·         Collects, organizes and analyzes information about individuals through records, tests, interviews and professional sources to appraise participants’ interests, aptitudes, abilities and personality characteristics for vocational planning and/or employment placements.



·         Compiles, studies, and provides occupational, educational and economic information to participants to assist them in setting and carrying out vocational and educational goals and objectives.



·         Develops individual plan for participants that include appropriate goals and objectives relative to abilities, interests, needs, experience, assessments, and labor market trends and updates as needed.

Tracks participant progress to ensure continual progression towards their goals.



·         Assists individuals to understand and overcome barriers to employment and determines the support services necessary to overcome these barriers.



·         Conducts individual and group-based pre-employment training. Conducts ESL training (as needed and assigned for ESL participants). Provides job development services to participants.



·         Participates in Rapid Response activities to provide timely services to dislocated individuals.


 Minimum Qualifications:

·         One to two years related experience; or

·         Equivalent combination of education and experience

·         Excellent communication and organizational skills

·         Valid driver’s license

·         Access to an insured vehicle with current registration and safety check


Preferred Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s Degree from four year college or university


APPLY NOW! Visit www.higoodwill.org/jobs and complete the online application form or call 808-792-8578.