Career Counselor (Job ID: 3730)

Alaska Job Corps Center – Palmer, Alaska

No longer interested in the commute to Anchorage? Apply now to join the Alaska Job Corps Center (AKJCC) team located in Palmer, Alaska. At AKJCC we strive to educate more than 200 young adults per year in eight different trades necessary for Alaska’s economy. Job Corps has seen almost 50,000 young people benefit from programs offered each year and has trained and educated over two million students since it’s founding in 1964. It is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country today. With housing, training, education and transition support services available, each student has a team available to help them succeed.

The Alaska Job Corps Center is not only a place to advance your education and career, it is also a place to grow and make lifelong memories in the classroom setting and in Alaska’s great outdoors. Throughout the year there are so many activities to do! You can fish, hike, snow machine, cross country ski, explore the trails, golf at the world class Palmer Golf Course or just admire the scenery. Work and live in the beautiful Mat-su Valley, and experience Alaska at its best! Join our team today!




Responsible for planning, coordinating, developing, and implementing a professional individual and group counseling program for assigned students in compliance with government, corporate, and management directives. All duties need to be in conjunction with the industry team

Essential Duties Job Functions

  • Review detailed background file, conduct personal interview and recommend a program for each assigned student.
  • Initiate and maintain individual Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP) and Social Intake Form (SIF) for each assigned student.
  • Ensure that student needs are assessed early in enrollment.Facilitate initial student placement.
  • Provide direct aid to students with personal needs or problems, i.e., sickness, injury, family problems, emergency leaves, job abandonment retrieval.
  • Provide continuous educational, career technical training, personal, and social adjustment counseling on an individual and group basis.Recommend necessary program modifications throughout each assigned students’ stay.
  • Conduct continuous interpretation and evaluation of the progress of students’ specific development program.Coordinate problem cases and point out areas in which guidance and development techniques can be improved.Maintain documentation and records.
  • Utilize new concepts and approaches; recommend and conduct training sessions and conferences to develop greater proficiency among staff in areas of guidance and social adjustment.
  • Recommend medical or psychiatric evaluation for emotional or psychological problems.Evaluate results and take remedial action as warranted.Participate as a member of the mental health team.
  • Refer students to other program areas such as transfers, extension or advanced programs, or college placement.
  • Serve as chairperson of the performance evaluation team; participate in other Center programs such as orientation, intergroup relations, and functional evaluations.
  • Conduct intense counseling services to students in first 60 days.
  • Conduct a variety of special programs such as human sexuality, sexual harassment, family planning, pregnancy program, and inter-group relations.
  • Assist in the evaluation of Center services for students and recommend modifications for improvement.
  • Maintain contact with student families if student is a minor.Utilize community resources as needed.
  • Provide staff training and support residential advisors in conducting dormitory group counseling sessions.
  • Transport students as assigned for Center purposes.
  • Maintain accountability of students and property; adhere to safety practices.
  • Cultivate and maintain a climate on Center that is free of harassment, intimidation, and disrespect in order to provide a safe place for staff and students to work and learn.
  • Monitor student progress in the program by ensuring compliance with established corporate and DOL Data Integrity guidelines.
  • Promote student attainment of career success standards through modeling appropriate skills, mentoring students, monitoring skill acquisition and intervening when inappropriate behavior is observed.
  • Promote feedback to members of the Job Corps team.
  • Implement and maintain a collaborative system of communication, to include intra departmental and outside community services, to facilitate student performance and placement.Evaluate all components and recommend modifications.
  • Complete administrative record keeping including contacts and services provided.
  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling or related field, including 15 semester hours of instruction in social services related instructions
  • One (1) year related experience and/or training.
  • Successfully pass background check and drug test required on the contract.
  • Current, valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.


  • Master’s Degree in counseling or related field, including 15 semester hours of instruction in social services related instructions

Palmer, AK

12 day(s) ago

Tribal Affiliation(s)
Any Affiliation

Closing Date 2021-09-17