Temporary Career Counselor / Implementation Specialist
(Ends December 2018)

Based in Sacramento, CA

Classification: Exempt
Department: Programs
Reports to: Director or Assistant Director

Principal Purpose of Job: Provides career and education counseling to SEIU members interested in advancing in the healthcare field. Also plans and coordinates implementation of education and training programs for healthcare workers represented by SEIU UHW-West and other union members who are eligible for Education Fund services.

Level of Authority: Performs routine duties independently, setting priorities and scheduling own work under the general direction of the Director/Assistant Director and in accordance with Ed Fund policies and procedures. Responsible for exercising good judgment, follow-through, good customer service, and management of priorities where failure to address issues on a timely basis could have a serious impact on the effective operation of the Education Fund.

Work Environment
Most of the work is performed in a fast-paced office setting with frequent interruptions and with the need to interact with a diverse group of people
and to handle a variety of tasks. Work assignments often require travel to different and distant locations including hospital settings.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assesses the interests, educational background, and career goals of eligible members and provides guidance as to the steps needed to achieve their goals.
  • Refers those who do not meet criteria for specific training programs to remedial programs available at the union and in the community.
  • Experience in working with English Language Learners (ELL) who desire to enhance their language, computer and academic skills particularly in the areas of Adult Basic Education (ABE).
  • Assesses, enrolls and provides on-going case management to members. Develops and maintains individual training plans, case files, and Education Fund requirements and goals.
  • Participates in the creation and facilitation of presentations/workshops for healthcare employees.
  • Attends meetings, and interfaces with labor and employer partners, and communicates with staff regarding program developments.
  • Develops recruitment and training materials and keeps required documentation of education and training programs.
  • Develops and implements outreach and recruitment plans, based on knowledge of employer facilities -- their employees, work culture, union characteristics and the labor-management environment.
  • Screens applicants for basic eligibility, collects and analyzes relevant data to determine appropriate educational assessments and programs.
  • Develops and maintains good relationships with program partners, including educational vendors, employers and unions.
  • Works with Education Fund staff, vendors/instructors employers and union representatives to implement training programs, and attend to program logistics.
  • May be asked to conduct initial negotiations with educational vendors leading to contracts that will be reviewed and approved by Director/Assistant Director before being submitted for the contract approval process.
  • Performs other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Director/Assistant Director.

Qualifications and Capabilities

  • Bachelor of Arts degree (A degree in career counseling or associated field is preferred).
  • Must be bilingual (Spanish)
  • Experience and knowledge of college pre-requisites and requirements.
  • Knowledge of healthcare occupations and skill requirements.
  • Experience within a union and/or healthcare environment preferred.
  • Ability to conduct various forms of basic and vocational skills testing.
  • Ability to effectively interact and work with a diverse membership.
  • Must be able to work independently and develop relationships with educational institutions, unions and healthcare employers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to use collaborative approaches to build support for objectives; develop positive relationships within and outside the organization.
  • Must be committed to working within a labor-management partnership environment.
  • Flexible to accommodate changing work requirements.
  • Strong written, oral, Microsoft Office, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to independently manage projects, effective and timely dissemination of information/outcomes to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Professional demeanor
  • A valid driver’s license, insurance and automobile in good working order will be required.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to drive and move from one site to another for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to sit at a work station for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.

The statements contained in this job description reflect general details necessary to describe the principal functions of this position, level of knowledge, the skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or as needed.

To Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter with Temporary Career Counselor/Implementation Specialist – Sacramento in the subject line to recruiter@seiu-uhweduc.org.

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