Career Mentor, Part-Time Benefited
- Prairie State College
- Location: Chicago Heights, Illinois
- Category: Admin-Career Counseling and Placement
- Posting Date: 08/19/2020
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
|Position Title||Career Mentor, Part-Time Benefited|
|Position Type||Support Staff|
|Status of Position||Grant-Funded|
Serves as the participant liaison for the Opportunity Works program funded through the public workforce system and its delivery of services to current and prospective participants and employers being served under the grant program. Opportunity Works trains young adults, ages 16-24) in suburban Cook County and connects them with businesses that are looking for new employees. This position is responsible for providing case management, support services, employment readiness and retention, and other services required to assist Opportunity Works participants in attaining job skills, foundational skills training and occupational training in a high growth/high demand industry, with the goal of entering and/or retaining self-sustaining employment. Documents client participation and progress as specified by the funding source’s record keeping requirements.
|Reporting and Supervisory Relationships||
Direct reporting relationship to the Opportunity Works Grant Manager. Supports the Dean, Corporate and Continuing Education; and, grant team with carrying out the mission of the college and department.
1. Serves as project lead under the grant to ensure program success and performance outcomes are met.
|Other Duties and Responsibilities|
|Working Conditions/Physical Requirements||
This position will frequently travel between college locations and employer sites on a daily basis. The employee typically works indoors in an environment protected from the weather. With some frequency, travel is required to meet with employers, current and prospective students at a site other than Prairie State College. Physical activities include the ability to carry appropriate recruitment materials sometimes weighing up to 40 pounds.
1. Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Instruction or related field.
1. Graduate degree in student personnel or a related field.
|Anticipated Work Hours and Days||
This position requires flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend hours.
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
All applications must be submitted electronically through the Prairie State College Website.