Career Advancement Counselor

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Location
Greater Manchester, Greater Nashua, Greater Keene, Greater Claremont
Job Type
Full-time
Salary Type
Annually
Salary Range
$53,684.00 - $53,684.00

About the Organization

MCRC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Community Based Development Organization with a mission of assisting low income individuals, new Americans, people with disabilities, individuals with limited English proficiency, families receiving public assistance, and/or individuals facing multiple barriers with achieving their financial and personal goals.  Programs are designed to assist in improving the overall standard of living by providing access to employment, education, life skills training, information, referrals, care coordination and other supportive services including notary, copying, scanning, faxing and access to public computers – equipped with the internet, resume writing software, typing tutorial, on-line career exploration and MSOFFICE. 

For over two decades, MCRC has been committed to providing residents of Greater Manchester with effective, equitable, understandable, and respectful quality of service that has been representative of our cross-cultural populations, ethnic traditions, preferred languages, personal obstacles, and other communication needs. 

Programs are designed to promote the development of individuals’ work-maturity competencies, emotional growth and social development through the acquisition of appropriate skills, knowledge and attitudes.

About the Job

Description

The Manchester Community Resource Center, Inc (MCRCnh) is working in partnership with the State of NH Bureau of Employment Services to provide individuals that receive State cash assistance or post-TANF services with access to individualized workforce development and career advancement activities. Services are designed to assist the participants in acquiring the skill set needed to enter the workforce, to re-enter the job market, to improve employment opportunities, to attain educational credentials, to reduce obstacles by effectively utilizing community resources, and to provide financial literacy for those transitioning from public assistance with individualized workforce development activities. 

This position is funded 100% through a contract with the State of NH – Department of Health and Human/Division of Economic & Housing Stability Services/Bureau Employment Services (BES) – NH Employment Program.

MCRCnh is seeking to hire several highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented individuals to join our team as a Career Advancement Counselor. The successful candidate will provide individuals that are referred for employment and post TANF/disregard services with opportunities for advanced workforce development opportunities, career advancement, options for educational/credential attainment, care coordination, and other services related to employment stability. 

This list outlines the responsibilities, qualifications, and services provided by the Career Advancement Counselor, ensuring a holistic approach to supporting participants' journey toward upward economic mobility.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Job Retention and Supported Services:

  • Focus on increasing job retention rate, wages earned, and reducing TANF recidivism rate.
  • Provide services accessible outside of work hours.
  • Offer financial literacy training, transitional workforce services, and options for educational progression and career advancements.

Vocational/Educational Training, On-the-Job Training, and Unsubsidized Employment:

  • Assistance with attaining HiSET/GED, career-focused credentials, and post-secondary degrees.
  • Coordination with employers for on-the-job training and paid apprenticeships.
  • Connection with extensive employer network for full or part-time employment opportunities.

Job Readiness/Job Search and Employer Outreach:

  • Pre-employment competencies training, resume writing, job search methods, and mock interviews.
  • Continuous employer outreach and engagement for genuine work experience opportunities.

Re-Employment Services and Disregard Counseling:

  • Comprehensive workforce development and job search support for former participants.
  • Counseling on the benefits of the pilot disregard program during job search and re-employment activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, or social work preferred.
  • Equivalent life experience and relevant work experience considered.
  • Prior experience in program design, assessment processes, curriculum development, care coordination, and community networking preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Windows/MS Office software required.
  • Must agree to a criminal background check.
  • Must have a valid NH driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the low-income population and ability to work with cross-cultural populations required.

WAGES AND FRINGE BENEFITS: 

Full time position (37.5 hours/per week) ** Monday – Friday ** $53,684/Annually ** employer paid health and dental insurance ** 12 paid holidays ** paid Personal Time Off (PTO) ** employer matched retirement program

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter outlining their interest, qualifications, and experience related to the position to ryand@mcrcnh.org. Please type MCRCnh Career Advancement Counselor in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted until June 10, 2024, or until successfully filled.