Youth Career Advisor

Work must be performed in or near California, MD
Published 19 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
June 17, 2024
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Entry level
USD $50,392 - $56,164 / year


Job Title:  Youth Career Advisor

Reports To:  Workforce Innovations Manager

Date:  May 2024

Salary Range: Grade 14, Step 2-5, $50,392-$56,164


The Workforce Development Division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD) provides high quality workforce development services to strengthen the regional economy and is the bridge between understanding the talent development needs of local and regional businesses and preparing individuals to meet their full career potential.

General Description: 

The Youth Career Advisor will be responsible for determining the eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program.  The Specialist will be responsible for conducting participant intake, orientation and formal and informal assessments as well as entering participant and other data into required management information systems and paper files.  Job entails utilization of job search and career counseling tools and resources.  Knowledge of workforce and career preparation programs and services is required.


  • Provide program orientation
  • Determine program eligibility and collect all documents supporting eligibility
  • Enroll eligible participants utilizing the Maryland Workforce Exchange and paper files
  • Provide case management services to WIOA program clients
  • Maintain case files to ensure participant progress is documented and in compliance with applicable WIOA regulations
  • Assist participants with the development and implementation of an Individual Services Strategy (employment plan)
  • Assess supportive services needs and provide of supportive services
  • Direct and monitor client involvement and progress in program activities (i.e. basic skills upgrade, work-readiness activities, training)
  • Complete all required reporting, paperwork, and management information systems input related to participant’s enrollment, activity, and completion of program
  • Provide career and educational guidance, career planning and placement services
  • Refer participants to jobs listed in Maryland Workforce Exchange and elsewhere
  • Assist participants in resume preparation, job search and interviewing readiness
  • Provide participants with job placement assistance and follow-up services

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of electronic, print, and other resources used to support career and job search preparation
  • Case management skills and experience
  • Job matching and placement skills
  • Transferable skills analysis
  • Ability to work within deadlines, manage multiple assignments and priorities within a fast-paced environment
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment in carrying out responsibilities
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft office applications and the Internet
  • Ability to work in a fast paced rapidly changing environment
  • Experience administering standardized career and basic skills testing instruments
  • Data entry and record keeping
  • Ability to demonstrate the Southern Maryland JobSource mission, vision, and core values in the performance of position duties.  Our core values include accountability, respect, integrity, responsiveness, and knowledge.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related human services field. Direct work experience on a year-for-year basis may be substituted for required post-secondary education.  Bilingual (fluent) in Spanish highly preferred. Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) or Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) certifications highly preferred, but not required.  Experience with federal laws and regulations pertaining to WIOA strongly preferred.

Special Requirements – Conditions of Employment

  •       Daily access to a vehicle
  •       Clean background check
  •        Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
  •        The Council is committed to providing the necessary equipment to perform this job. Employees are required to have electronic equipment provided by the Council. Employees are responsible for the equipment and replacement and will sign a form agreeing to this condition.
  •        May be required to work in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties

Starting salary based

on education and experience. Excellent benefits.

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Affirmative Action / EEO Statement

The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland is an equal opportunity

employer. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on

the basis of race, color, religion,  creed, sex, national origin,

ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual

orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other

characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  

Job Title:  Youth Career Advisor

Reports To:  Workforce Innovations Manager

Date:  May 2024

Salary Range: Grade 14, Step 2-5, $50,392-$56,164


The Workforce Development Division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD…


22934 Three Notch Rd, California, MD 20619, USA

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