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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

Admission Counselor

Chicago, USA


Job Description


Responsible for the recruitment and arrival coordination of Job Corps students. Identifies and develops Center beneficial

partnerships that lead to student benefit and success. Determines student qualifications, eligibility

and suitability for Job Corps enrollment. Ensures strict confidentiality of sensitive information and integrity of

student data.


Associate’s degree in human services, psychology, counseling, education, social science, communications or

closely related field and two years’ related experience required. Bachelor’s degree in human services,

psychology, counseling, education, social science, communications, or closely related field preferred. Experience

may include successful Job Corps enrollment or successful enrollment in other youth development programs.

Must possess a valid in-State Driver’s License and meet Company insurability requirements.


May supervise assigned WBL students.


  • Follows all integrity guidelines and procedures and ensures no manipulation of student data.
  • Ensures Center meets or exceeds DOL/Company performance goals.
  • Conducts comprehensive screening procedures to determine applicants’ eligibility and suitability for the Job Corps Program.
  • Secures and evaluates applicants’ behavioral, medical and educational records.
  • Denies applicant enrollment and refers applicants to other educational resources.
  • Conducts thorough assessment activities and career counseling during the admissions process.
  • Serves as a liaison to Center staff to facilitate a seamless enrollment process and early student retention.
  • Works closely with community agencies, employment services, high schools, trade and technical schools and other agencies to inform prospective applicants about the Job Corps program.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Job Corps Center and community agencies. Develops and maintains referral linkages in the community.
  • Conducts Center tours, pre-arrival visits and Parent meetings.
  • Produces quality work/assignments in a thorough, timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintains appropriate personal attendance, accountability and work productivity standards.
  • Plans, prioritizes and organizes assignments to meet established goals and deadlines.
  • Understands and applies job knowledge to effectively complete all required job responsibilities.
  • Proactively maintains the skills required to perform job duties.
  • Mentors, monitors and models the Career Success Standards as required by the PRH.
  • Provides high-quality supervision and management for the student population. Takes swift and appropriate action and positively influences student behavior. Shows respect and courtesy to students and holds them accountable for their actions and behavior.
  • Provides quality programs and services for students and ensures that quality is maintained and student needs are met. Pursues improvement and enhancement of programs and services.
  • Exchanges ideas and information, both orally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner and contributes meaningfully to group efforts by offering relevant ideas and knowledge. Provides quality and timely information to DOL/Company when requested.
  • Effectively articulates thoughts and ideas. Identifies problems, analyzes causes and evaluates appropriate solutions prior to taking or recommending actions. Follows up to ensure prompt/appropriate action is taken and that problems are in fact corrected.
  • Works in partnership with staff from all Departments to ensure effective supervision and services are
  • provided to students.
  • Accepts direction and supervision from the Center Director/Center Duty Officer/Shift Manager to include
  • assignments to temporarily perform job responsibilities of other departments and positions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Company Description
The Joliet Job Corps Center . Our campus is located in Joliet, IL right off I-80 at the Briggs road exit. The Center offers both residential and non-residential options in career skills, academic and vocational training for young adults from 16-24 years old

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR


Role: Admission Counselor
Job Type:
Location: Chicago,

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