Job Placement Assistant, TRAIN Job Readiness Program
Job descriptionUnder the overall supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Adult Ed and Workforce Development, assists in recruitment, assessment, training, job placement and post-employment follow-up in order to meet contracted program enrollment, placement and retention goals for grant-funded non-credit job training program; provides case management services to participants enrolled into programs; and maintains accurate attendance and other records required by funding agencies. This is a grant-funded position.Responsible for meeting or exceeding job placement goals as established by the grant funder.Responsible for recruitment, assessment, interviewing, evaluation and determining job readiness of participants.Maintains accurate attendance records.Maintains a file for each participant that includes documentation of employment status at time of enrollment, the required registration form, a record of training services provided, case management notes, and documentation for new employment.Maintains a database of participant demographic, progression, and employment information as required for status reporting.Provides all data required to complete reports to the grant funder.Works with participants to develop a career plan with pathways to future advancement.Maintains constant contact with participants.Advises participants as necessary to resolve issues which may be barriers to course completion and employment.Assists participants in writing resumes.Facilitates a wide variety of work ethic, soft skills, and employment related training opportunities for participants.Works with Assistant Project Coordinator, grant partners and area employers in the recruitment, training and placement of participants.Aligns program recruitment, retention and placement efforts with other workforce development and transition to college initiatives of the Division of Business and Community Services.Performs other related duties as assigned.Qualifications
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Education, a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; excellent interpersonal skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; good verbal and written communication skills; experienced team player with the ability to also work independently; knowledge of the basic work skills required by employers; understanding of the barriers faced by a low income population; and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
PREFERRED: Minimum two (2) years of experience and/or training involving career counseling, recruitment, or counseling. Demonstrated outcomes in program recruitment and/or job placement. Bi-lingual Spanish preferred. Prior experience in or understanding of Hampden County workforce development system. Prior experience facilitating workshops on essential skills (work readiness skills) such as Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Teamwork, etc.). Documented experience with job placement in an outcomes-based program.
MCCC Unit Position
- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.