State Career Readiness Counselor
Billings, MT US
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description
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TitleState Career Readiness Counselor
DescriptionThe State Career Readiness Counselors prepare and connect service members and their families within the 50 States and Territories with employment, education and financial education opportunities to maintain a resilient force capable of accomplishing the State and Federal mission. The program focuses on service members who are in the initial phase of the Soldier Life Cycle (SLC) from as early as a new recruit in the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) through their first year of service. Service will be offered to any service member and their Family who need employment, education or financial education services. All service members who are unemployed or underemployed will be offered direct employment assistance and case management throughout the process. All service members who seek higher education opportunities will be connected with organizations and institutions through their State education office and their Families who seek financial education/services will be provided information or be connected to certified counselors and case managed throughout the process.

Provide career readiness services to Reserve Soldiers in the form of financial literacy and education, career readiness standards and employment skills training.

* Provide one-on-one assistance to Service Members and their families including resume review, interview skills, job search assistance and personal contact with local employers.
* Provide encouragement, career mentoring and job counseling.
* Provide briefings and support at RSP drills to include Financial Literacy training, 12 month budget/spend plan, CSFL Overview.
* Provide and capture data on CRS requirements to include Individual Assessment, Self Assessment, Annual Review, Form 2958 review, IDP overview, MOS Crosswalk and Gap analysis, resume guidance and job interview guidance.
* Conduct program briefings at local armories and Yellow Ribbon events (as needed).
* Schedule workshops based on needs and interests of participants and schedule classes based on availability of classrooms, equipment, and instructor.
* Design, plan, organize and offer specific training programs or workshops to help participants maintain or improve job skills at local armories.
* Update database with case notes, updated resumes and participant information.
* Provide frequent and current job announcement emails.
* Monitor and review Soldier last contact dates to make sure all Soldiers are contacted in a timely manner (once in a 30 day time span).
* Refer Soldiers to appropriate military family readiness support representatives if warranted and coordinate support services from other agencies.
* Maintain a comprehensive resource database and contact list.
* Maintain appropriate and positive relationship with National Guard Military leadership at parent and RSP sites.
* Attend job fairs, special networking events and local chamber of commerce meetings to help build community awareness and support of CSFL.
* Develop relationships with local employers to provide job opportunities for CSFL participants and promote incentives and services available to employers and disseminate information detailing benefits.
* Facilitate a hiring/training/workshop event once a month in an armory in your vicinity.
* Coordinate job applications and interviews for CSFL participants with local employers.
* Provide documentation of program success through articles, emails, pictures and participant and employer interviews.
* Follow up with participants once they are employed to ensure that employment data is captured and ask that surveys be completed. (send them a link and request they complete it)
* Weekly reports due by noon Monday the following week.

Minimum of a bachelor's degree or 3 years of relevant experience as a Career Readiness Counselor.
Prior military is preferred.

Physical Requirements:
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General Office Demands:
Must be able to operate general office equipment including but not limited to: computer, phones and related media and information devices on most or all workdays
Ability to communicate and interact with others, both in person and/or by telephone to conduct business
Working under time pressure
Working rapidly for long periods to meet deadlines
Must be able to travel as needed and adhere to AFSC travel policies and procedures.
Physical requirements can typically be characterized as sedentary: work involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Major Job activities and mental requirements:

Multiple concurrent tasks
Ability to perform under stress
Reading and comprehension
Problem solving
Customer contact

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC) is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
 This company is a Federal Contractor
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