Schedule: 40 hours/52 weeks (Temporary through 12/31/2020)
Salary: Meet and Confer Level 11 $18.38 per hour
Reports to: Program Manager
Close date:April 7, 2020
This position serves as a vital link for program participants to link to education and training activities that will lead to sustainable employment focused in the health care sector. This position will interact with community agencies and employers to ensure participants understand the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for their career choices.
Essential Job Functions
Provide educational information and opportunities to America’s Promise Grant participants, healthcare, workforce training students, job training students, and grant participants.
Provide formal learning opportunities, which includes but is not limited to:
The development of a customized adult learning plan for each participant
A determination of participant’s career guidance and job readiness suitability for the type of training needed
Conduct intake and assessments to determine participant’s referral to programs.
Participate in information sessions and recruiting activities for the America’s Promise Project
Assist enroll participants in GRCC or vocational/occupational training/education.
Facilitate group work in workshop and small group formats.
Provide career coach and case management services, including:
Assist with individual assessments as defined by grant team.
Collaborate with partners to help identify and address learning barriers.
Collaborate with partners to bring career coaching services to the community and partner organizations.
Providing exit assessments for the purpose of referral to appropriate agencies or departments
Administering participant support services system
Conduct WorkKeys and other assessments to prepare participants for National Career Readiness Certificates and national certification exams.
Document and maintain individual participant and grant files.
Develop employment leads/placements with grant partners
Re-engaging clients who may be approaching noncompliance status
Maintaining participant reporting/reconciliation
Monitoring overall participant performance in education and training programs
Monitoring/coordinating follow-up with education and training retention participants on at least a monthly basis
Coordinate and monitor participate attendance with instructors and data entry staff
Attend meetings as required.
Coordinate the retrieval of information from the system for faculty, staff and students.
Coordinate activities with external educational training specialists/coaches at grant partner organizations.
Administer system designed to track grant participants who have been referred from other agencies
Process new referrals.
Provide monitoring/follow-up of participants by obtaining employment verifications and attendance reports.
Maintain student attendance logs.
Prepare client case records at case opening and closing
Other Duties as assigned.
Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.
Bachelor’s degree or higher. Preferred degree in counseling or social work, and or licensed as an LLP, LPC or MSW.
Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide their own transportation to meetings in the State of Michigan.
Prefer National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) at a silver level or higher.
Experience in the health care, manufacturing or workforce sector preferred.
Proven work experience as a career coach or advisor serving adults with diverse backgrounds and barriers preferred.
Computer skills using common office software, and Internet.
Proven communication and organizational skills that contribute to a quality work environment as part of a team.
Candidates will be required to take the ACT Workkeys Talent and ACT Workkeys Fit Assessment.
Ability to work cooperatively and harmoniously with program and college staff, students, and community.
Demonstrated ability in working in a cross-functional team and a collaborative learning centered environment.
Ability to organize work, handle multiple tasks, and meet timelines in a multi-project environment
Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
High level of energy, enthusiasm and the ability to be innovative and creative
Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities, and good reasoning skills.
Proven initiative and ability to follow through on multiple projects in a timely manner.
Sitting for extended periods of time.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high level of accuracy.
Method of Application
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.grcc.edu/jobs. Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply for this position will close on April 7, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.
Internal Number: 1058
About Grand Rapids Community College
The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Bill Pink, make it a vital and rewarding workplace. Known as “The Community’s College,” GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on- and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success. For more information about GRCC, visit our website at www.grcc.edu