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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: WIA Career Advisor

  • This is a full-time position

  • Employment is with Chattahoochee Technical College and not with an individual campus.  All employees are subject to work relocation based on college needs.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • Advise participants on career and employment options, program requirements and possible employment outcomes after services.

  • Conduct career exploration activities and assist clients with career decision making. This may include working in small groups and use of all resources in the media library.

  • Maintain contact and provide advisement to clients during and after the completion of activities to provide job placement and job retention assistance.

  • Refer participants to appropriate job openings and/or approved activities. Complete and develop individual service strategy plans for employment.

  • Provide individualized and/or group job search activities.

  • Report, track and enter client activities on required WIA forms on the Geographic Solutions Virtual One Stop (VOS) and other approved Atlanta Regional Workforce Board/Atlanta Regional Commission (ARWB/ARC) approved client tracking systems. This includes completing client case notes and documentation of services provided.

  • Complete application and referral forms; gather eligibility documentation information from applicants.

  • May administer and interpret assessment instruments to make recommendations for services and possible employment opportunities. Determine appropriate assessment methods for clients.

  • Ability to facilitate the use of all resources available for clients, including services available through DFCS, HUD, DOL, and employment resources on-site and throughout the community. This may include use of resources in the career lab and library, career exploration and job placement through the Internet.

  • Issue vouchers and establish individual training accounts funded by WIA including the recording of planned training and support services in the Entre Computer System.

  • Provide post-employment and job retention counseling and assistance.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a course of study related to the occupational field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution is required.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in interviewing, counseling, and/or job development or human services field. Computer literate.

  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • $35,842.37 annual salary.

  • Benefits include paid holidays, annual leave, and the State of Georgia Flexible Benefits Program.

  • Please be aware that all Chattahoochee Technical College employees must be paid by DIRECT DEPOSIT unless exempted by the State Accounting Office based on “hardship” evidence provided by the employee.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

APPLY ONLINE ONLY @ www.chattahoocheetech.edu and select “Contact Us” then “CTC Jobs.” For a complete file, fill out an online application, upload cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and include three professional references’ contact information on application. Before a candidate is hired, a pre-employment criminal background investigation and employer/professional reference check will be conducted. Following screening, candidates may be asked to submit further documentation. Candidates who do not submit a current resume and cover letter will not be considered.



RESPONSE DEADLINE

Open until filled



EMPLOYMENT POLICY

Chattahoochee Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Inquiries related to the college’s accreditation by the Commission may be directed to SACSCOC, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or telephone 404-679-4500. Questions related to admissions and the policies, programs, and practices of Chattahoochee Technical College should be directed to the College.

As set forth in its student catalog, Chattahoochee Technical College  does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).  The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Chattahoochee Technical College Title IX Coordinator, Cheri Mattox-Carroll, 5198 Ross Road, Room 132N, Acworth, GA 30102, (770) 975-4152 or (770) 528-5805, or cheri.mattox-carroll@chattahoocheetech.edu or Chattahoochee Technical College Section 504 Coordinator, Mary Frances Bernard, 980 South Cobb Drive, Building G1106, Marietta, GA 30060, (770) 528-4529 or maryfrances.bernard@chattahoocheetech.edu.

A Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

Job Description Follows:

WIA Career Advisor SA/28



Student Affairs FLSA Status: Exempt
JOB SUMMARY
The WIA Career Advisor (Atlanta Regional Commission) position is responsible for advising Workforce Investment Act (WIA) participants on career and employment options, program requirements and possible employment outcomes after services via direct participant contact.
MAJOR DUTIES

  • Advise participants on career and employment options, program requirements and possible employment outcomes after services.

  • Conduct career exploration activities and assist clients with career decision making. This may include working in small groups and use of all resources in the media library.

  • Maintain contact and provide advisement to clients during and after the completion of activities to provide job placement and job retention assistance.

  • Refer participants to appropriate job openings and/or approved activities. Complete and develop individual service strategy plans for employment.

  • Provide individualized and/or group job search activities.

  • Report, track and enter client activities on required WIA forms on the Geographic Solutions Virtual One Stop (VOS) and other approved Atlanta Regional Workforce Board/Atlanta Regional Commission (ARWB/ARC) approved client tracking systems. This includes completing client case notes and documentation of services provided.

  • Complete application and referral forms; gather eligibility documentation information from applicants.

  • May administer and interpret assessment instruments to make recommendations for services and possible employment opportunities. Determine appropriate assessment methods for clients.

  • Ability to facilitate the use of all resources available for clients, including services available through DFCS, HUD, DOL, and employment resources on-site and throughout the community. This may include use of resources in the career lab and library, career exploration and job placement through the Internet.

  • Issue vouchers and establish individual training accounts funded by WIA including the recording of planned training and support services in the Entre Computer System.

  • Provide post-employment and job retention counseling and assistance.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION


  • Knowledge of the mission of postsecondary vocational/technical education.

  • Knowledge of Federal Workforce Investment Act policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines.

  • Knowledge to report, track and enter client activities on required WIA forms on the Geographic Solutions Virtual One Stop (VOS) and other approved ARWB/ARC approved client tracking systems. This includes completing client case notes and documentation of services provided.

  • Knowledge of assessment instruments in order to make recommendations for services.

  • Knowledge of training opportunities and current workforce demand and opportunities among various SDA.

  • Skill to work cooperatively with training partners, students, faculty and staff.

  • Skill to make timely decisions.

  • Skill to develop individual service strategy plans for employment.

  • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.

  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.

  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.


SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The supervisor assigns work in terms of very general instructions requiring employee to use much judgment and decision making skills.

GUIDELINES
Guidelines include the State Board of Technical and Adult Education Policy and Procedures Manual, Chattahoochee Technical College policies and procedures, Atlanta Regional Commission/Workforce Investment Act guidelines, and other applicable federal and state legislation, policy and guidelines. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK


  • The work consists of advisement, assessment, and administrative and duties.

  • The work consists of varied administrative and program management duties. Frequently changing and strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position.

  • The purpose of this position is to advise participants on services provided by the Workforce Investment Act program, career opportunities and employment options, program requirements and possible employment outcomes. Success in this position contributes to a well-trained and employable local workforce.


CONTACTS



  • Contacts are typically with participants, program participants, training and community partners and employers.

  • Contacts are typically to arrange for and provide services.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT


  • Typically sitting at a desk or table and will require standing, walking, bending, stooping, and occasionally lifting light objects.


SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

  • None.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a course of study related to the occupational field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution is required.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in interviewing, counseling, and/or job development or human services field. Computer literate.

  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.





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