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Career Counselor

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City of Cambridge
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Cambridge, MA
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Published 12 days ago

The Career Counselor will provide individualized employment counseling services for Cambridge residents – with an emphasis on low-income residents and people of color – at all levels of experience across a wide variety of occupations and industries. Patience, flexibility, and an affinity for working with racially and economically diverse residents are essential for this role.

 

Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Determine employment needs of clients through intake assessments and orientations.
  • Help clients develop action steps to achieve their employment goals, as well as identify necessary services and strategies.
  • Assist clients with preparation of resumes, cover letters and other job search documents.
  • Assist clients with identifying and applying for appropriate jobs.
  • Develop referral relationships with area adult education, training and employment programs, and make appropriate referrals.
  • Develop familiarity with social service agencies that can support clients’ efforts to gain economic advancement and make appropriate referrals.
  • Work as part of a team which includes but is not limited to the Adult Employment Director, Career Counselors and Job Developers.
  • Maintain accurate records on all cases, and develop periodic summaries of caseload information, as required.
  • Lead employment related workshops as needed.
  • Attend occasional community events to disseminate information and conduct outreach.
  • Actively engage in and support the Department’s Race and Equity Initiative.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

At least three years demonstrated experience in employment and training, career counseling, social services, or related field. Bachelors’ Degree in related field preferred. Experience working with adults to define and meet their employment goals; demonstrated success working with low-income clientele in multi-cultural settings; familiarity with current workforce needs and issues; familiarity with current tools and strategies for job search; strong ability to communicate orally and in writing; demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Computer literacy, including familiarity with ETO Software, a database and performance management tool. The City of Cambridge’s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

RATE: $56,483-$66,211 annually plus excellent benefits

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 11/10/21. Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO Employer.

The Career Counselor will provide individualized employment counseling services for Cambridge residents – with an emphasis on low-income residents and people of color – at all levels of experience across a wide variety of occupations…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Compensation

USD 56,483 - USD 66,211
annually

Benefits

Excellent Municipal Benefit Package

Excellent Municipal Benefit Package

Location

On-site
344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

How to Apply

Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. We are an AA/EEO Employer. Resume and cover letter requested by 11/10/21. Position will remain open until filled.

Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax…

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