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CAREER COUNSELOR
W22004
VBM
Alpine
CA
32-40
None
Full Time
 
Tribal Government
 
 
 
Job Description:
 
Core Scope
  • Academic& Career Development- Develops, reviews, and revises a career and education plan for middle/high school students and adults based on individual assessments and aptitude tests. Develops and conducts a pre-employment orientation and sets expectations for work environment. Maintains and continually updates College and Career Center resources, including information on colleges, careers, employment trends, college application and admissions procedures, standardized tests, college bulletins, catalogs and newsletters. Advises tribal members individually and in class presentations regarding resume writing, interviewing, and job search skills.  Assists tribal members with understanding of employment options such as Viejas Enterprises or other organizations. Works with Viejas employment team when tribal members apply for positions.
 
  • Counseling Services-Provides individual planning sessions for Tribal Members in the areas of academic planning and career awareness. Conducts small group counseling sessions in response to identified needs. Advises students and/or parents how best to prepare and proceed in pursuing college/career goals in cooperation with the school’s academic counselors and/or the desired career institution.
 
  • Career/College Fair Coordination- Plans and coordinates programs such as career and college fairs, college entrance exam preparation workshops, and college application seminars.  Creates Career Awareness Program for Pre-K to high school students.  Coordinates parent education programs to assist students in making smooth transitions from middle to high school, and planning post secondary options. Initiates and coordinates relationships between Tribal Members, local businesses and community organizations, creating job shadow and internship opportunities. Establishes and maintains partnerships between school and community.
 
  • General Office and Special Projects– Implements an effective referral and follow-up process for each Tribal Member. Prepares a variety of reports and materials for Tribal Council regarding counseling activity. Ensures that a clean, safe, hazard-free work environment is maintained. Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Complexity
  • Normally receives little instructions on daily work, general instructions on newly introduced assignments.
Discretion
  • Work under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods.
  • Identifies problem and all relevant issues in straightforward situations, assesses each using standard procedures, and makes sound decisions.
  • Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results may cause delays in schedules and may impact the organization’s services.
Interaction
  • Interacts with tribal members, students, parents, education administrators and outside agencies.
Supervision
  • None
 
Job Requirements:
 
Education/ Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling, or related field required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
Experience
  • 2 to 3 years of related experience in career planning and employment services.
  • Cultural/Native American related experience a plus.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of career software and assessment instruments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of college and university admissions guidelines, standardized testing requirements and application procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to problem-solve, make decisions, and manage conflict.
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