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Posting Date: March 8, 2019
Position: Career Development Consultant
Locations:  Mid-Ohio Valley Region
Salary: Based on experience and qualifications.

Qualifications:
1. Professional teaching certificate (preferred) or eligible for an adult license for Adult Education (four-year degree – minimum 2.5 GPA in original undergraduate course work; a minimum of 3.0 in graduate course work and in course work used in maintenance of certificate or adult license)
2. Prior experience in working with adults, particularly at-risk populations preferred
3. Knowledge of characteristics of adult learners
4. Effective oral and written communication skills
5. Established business and industry contacts in targeted fields of prospective employment of students (preferred)
6. Established educational contacts with technical education, community college and college staff (preferred)

Resume Must Include:
1. List of educational institutions attended, course of study, dates attended, and certificates earned.
2. List of employers for the past ten years, including address and name of immediate supervisor(s).
3. Description of responsibilities/work experiences in previous employment.
4. Alignment of work experience with posted Job Description.
5. List of at least three (3) references including addresses and telephone numbers.

Application Deadline:
March, 20 2019, 3:00 p.m.

Send Application & Resume:
Ms. Jan Hanlon, Executive Director
Mountain State ESC
501 22nd Street
Dunbar, WV 25064

MSESC WILL GRANT EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL PERSONS, REGARDLESS OF RACE, AGE, RELIGION, COLOR, SEX, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN AND NO DISCRIMINATION BASED ON THESE FACTORS WILL BE MADE IN THE SALARY, PROMOTION, DEMOTION, TRANSFER, OR TERMINATION OF ANY EMPLOYEES.

POSITION: Career Development Consultant
REPORTS TO: Regional Coordinator / MSESC Executive Director
LOCATIONS: Mid-Ohio Valley Region

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Professional teaching certificate (preferred) or eligible for an adult license for Adult Education (four-year degree – minimum 2.5 GPA in original undergraduate course work; a minimum of 3.0 ingraduate course work and in course work used in maintenance of certificate or adult license)
2. Prior experience in working with adults, particularly at-risk populations preferred
3. Knowledge of characteristics of adult learners
4. Effective oral and written communication skills
5. Established business and industry contacts in targeted fields of prospective employment of students (preferred)
6. Established educational contacts with technical education, community college and college staff (preferred)

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Instruct students in career readiness and vocational components of the SPOKES modules
2. Travel to SPOKES locations as assigned and as scheduled including.
3. Assist students in developing realistic primary and secondary employment and training goals
4. Develop an employability plan for each individual participant collaboratively with SPOKES teachers and DHHR
5. Instruct participants in job search techniques and resources, interviewing, proper interview and employment attire, preparing employment applications, proper employment correspondence, and portfolio development
6. Apply specific job search and career accommodations for participants with special learning needs and discuss need for referrals for support services with SPOKES teachers and DHHR case managers
7. Maintain confidentiality of participant records and program files
8. Maintain accurate records of participant progress and attendance in job search and training activities as required by DHHR and SPOKES programs for reporting purposes; data provided to teachers for final reporting purposes
9. Coordinate with SPOKES teachers in communicating with referral agencies regarding progress or issues with participants; maintain contact with participants who are absent; and document the participants’ records
10. Coordinate job coaching activities with employers, educational or training facilities staff to ensure successful participant transition to employment or training or educational opportunities
11. Establish and maintain linkages with community agencies to coordinate services and referrals of participants
12. Develop and maintain business and industry and training contacts
13. Attend and participate in local job and career fairs in the communities served
14. Identify and provide support services in cooperation with DHHR staff to assist participants in
overcoming barriers to employment or training
15. Review and utilize labor market information for the counties and communities in area of assignment
16. Plan and implement an effective employer and public relations program to develop employment opportunities for participants and to promote public awareness of the SPOKES program to potential employers – through public speaking, business and industry-related meetings, and public service announcements
17. Familiarize employers with tax incentive programs and any current incentives available from DHHR for hiring program participants
18. Collect information from employers through regularly scheduled follow-up visits to the work site to determine progress of participants and identify if additional training or services are needed to retain or enhance employment
19. Accurately and promptly complete reporting of follow-up on all participants’ job training and employment and provide to SPOKES teachers
20. Conduct participant follow-up two (2) weeks after initial placement and then on a one (1), three (3), and six (6) month basis after employed to track participant progress and success for reporting purposes
21. Performs other tasks as assigned by the Regional Coordinator.

EXPECTATIONS:
1. Must have reliable transportation (Program participants are not to be transported in private vehicles.)
2. Works effectively as a team member with SPOKES teachers and DHHR.
3. Demonstrates self-control and exhibits and attitude of mutual respect to co-workers and participants
4. Ethical, reliable, demonstrates good work habits, including punctuality and attendance
5. Enthusiasm in helping to create a positive environment for other staff and program participants
6. Understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds
7. Proven experience working with adults with special learning needs in areas of job development and placement
8. Knowledge and experience in effective methods of job development and placement strategies and in accessing training options
9. Ability to engage students to become active partners in their occupational search process
10. Teamwork and strong interpersonal and human relationship skills; ability to work in a team approach
11. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the local WV Department of Health and Human Resources and other local agencies and organizations
12. Self-motivated; self-starter; outgoing
13. Ability to motivate participants to identify an appropriate career pathway leading to a sustainable employment opportunity
14. Proficient in the use of technology in the daily responsibilities of the position
15. Proficiency in administration of career assessments and interpretation of participants’ job search strengths and weaknesses
16. Collaborates with staff to coordinate and deliver services to meet the diverse and unique needs of students enrolled in different programs and county service areas

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Recommended by the MSESC Executive Director
Confirmed by the MSESC Governing Council

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position is a will and pleasure employee of the Mountain State ESC. Continuation of the position is
dependent upon funding, enrollment and program performance.

SALARY:

Per current Mountain State Educational Services Cooperative Salary Schedule