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Westover Job Corps - Business Community Liaison (BCL)/Work-Based Learning (WBL) Specialist

Company: Alternate Perspectives Inc
Location: Chicopee
Posted on: June 12, 2022

Job Description:

TITLE Westover Job Corps - Business Community Liaison (BCL)/Work-Based Learning (WBL) Specialist ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Alternate Perspectives, Incorporated (API) has an immediate opening at our Contracted Job Corps Location. If you want to be a part of a dynamic team that helps young people ages 16-24-years-old, this place is for you! You will be a part of the nations most successful youth training and education program for the past 50 years. API's mission is to help create a world where people respect themselves, respect others, respect their communities and strive for excellence. We provide new ways of thinking, to create new ways of doing for our employees, clients and communities and we are guided in our work by our values of Accountability, Performance, and Integrity. CATEGORY Administration DescriptionPosition Summary : Reports to the Center Director. Responsible for establishing and developing relationships and networks with community entities for the purpose of providing job opportunities for Job Corps graduates. Responsible for the Center's Community Relations and Industry Advisory Councils and Work-Based Learning (WBL) program in compliance with government and management directives.Essential Functions :

  • Establish and develop network and relationship with local and distant employers, applicable one-stop centers, local workforce investment opportunities act (WIOA) boards, Community Relations Council, and Industry Advisory Council for the purpose of providing placement and employment opportunities for Job Corps graduates.
  • Establish and develop relationships with members of the surrounding community to communicate Job Corps projects, changes in rules, procedures or activities of the center that may affect the community, and planning of events of mutual interest to the community and the Job Corps center.
  • Develop linkages to ensure that work site supervisors understand expectations of the workplace support role and the reciprocal benefits of the WBL program.
  • Communicate regularly with the career technical academic and counseling departments concerning the status of WBL and other programs.
  • Coordinate the Industrial Advisory Council (IAC) and the Community Relations Council (CRC) meetings.
  • Assist in the development of new and revised policies and procedures affecting WBL and related programs and activities.
  • Assist with scheduling and arrange for the orderly transition of students into the WBL assignment; coordinate transportation as needed and maintain student progress reviews and records.
  • Maintain ongoing communications with Work-Based Learning providers, schedule periodic visits to work sites and evaluate work sites to ensure safety compliance.
  • Assist in ensuring that OMS performance standards meet or exceed DOL and API standards and expectations; utilize automated systems and reports, to include CIS and CTS reports, to monitor and enhance student and program progress and performance.
  • Review and audit all assigned areas regularly for contractual compliance and effectiveness of delivery of services to students; prepare related reports.
  • Coordinate support services needed by students; gather necessary placement information and direct information to the appropriate Career Development Services/Career Transition Services staff.
  • Monitor student accountability and attendance on a regular basis and provide reports to scheduling and attendance on a regular basis.
  • Motivate and counsel students in areas of behavior, training, personal and study habits and coordinate with other staff as necessary to resolve issues.
  • Participate in the student evaluation process MCP meetings; enter case notes and employer certifications earned and update student progress with the attainment of CTT goals utilizing the CIS system.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area and classroom that is conducive to student learning and skill development and models industry practices and high standards for a work environment.
  • Support, promote, and enforce the Job Corps Zero Tolerance Policy and Center Behavior Management System.
  • Promote the development of Career Success Standards by modeling appropriate behaviors, consistently monitoring student behavior and conduct, and mentoring students where necessary.
  • Maintain accountability of students and property; adhere to safety practices; attend all required staff training.
  • Cultivate and maintain a climate on center which is free of harassment, intimidation and disrespect to provide a safe place for staff and students to learn and work. It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.POSITION REQUIREMENTS Education : Bachelor's degree in general studies or related field and two years related experience, one of which should be in a supervisory capacity. Directly related experience may be considered in lieu of formal education requirements. Experience working with youth, and excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency also required. Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record, unless waived by management. PM22 FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-Time SHIFT Days CITY Chicopee STATE MA ZIP CODE 01022 KEY WORDS Work Based Learning/ Business Community Liaison, Community Outreach Specialist BENEFITS Healthcare, 401k, 11 Paid Holidays, paid time off, educational assisstance. POSITION Westover Job Corps - Business Community Liaison (BCL)/Work-Based Learning (WBL) Specialist DIVISION Westover Job Corps Center NUMBER OF OPENINGS 1 EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT Exempt HIRING MANAGER(S) Kate Kuzmeskus REQ NUMBER ADM-22-00003 OPEN DATE 4/19/2022 EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status PI180611632

Keywords: Alternate Perspectives Inc, Chicopee , Westover Job Corps - Business Community Liaison (BCL)/Work-Based Learning (WBL) Specialist, Other , Chicopee, Massachusetts

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