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Career Advisor

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  110580
Location: 

Jasper, IN, US, 47546

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

About the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD): 

Our mission is to develop a premier workforce that will allow Indiana employers to flourish and entice businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana. Everyone at DWD will be required to think outside-the-box; to determine metrics that will allow for measurement and improvement and efficiencies to be made along the way. Cutting edge technologies will be utilized to help assess Indiana’s employment future. If managed properly, Indiana’s workforce will be second to none and completely prepared for the next phase of the state and country’s economic growth. 

 

Salary and Work Location:

This role is typically filled with a starting salary of $25,766.  This position is located in Jasper.

About the Job:

As the Career Advisor, you will be responsible for providing assessment and career guidance to customers with barriers to employment, assisting employers in filling positions and a variety of special services to clients.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Gather information from applicants for skilled, unskilled, professional, clerical and support positions to ascertain and evaluate their qualifications, educational backgrounds, special skills, work and training history, occupational interests and employment barriers;
  • Develop vocational aid plans which include recommending continued counseling and/or training programs in order to provide best vocational alternatives;
  • Assist employers with job orders by telephone, personal contact, or other means and enter information into electronic tracking systems;
  • Recommend assessment instruments when appropriate, and administer and interpret aptitude, interest and skills tests;
  • Explain services available from other public assistance agencies within the community and make referrals when appropriate;
  • Assist clients with job searching and resume building activities;
  • Explain services to applicants and advises them concerning appropriate employment or training based upon their qualifications, availability and the economic condition of the community in which the applicant is available to work;
  • Refer clients to the appropriate specialist concerning veterans’, disabled veterans’ and other specialized programs when necessary;
  • Inform and refer clients to other public assistance agencies and programs when appropriate;
  • May participate and travel to provide and inform clients of various programs;
  • Conduct orientation classes and training sessions;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

What We're Looking for:

The ideal candidate in this role should minimally have a Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration/Management, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Psychology, Sociology or other human resource/business field and/or two (2) years experience in Advertising, Marketing, Human Resources, Event Planning or Management.  Recruitment experience is a plus.

What You'll Need for Success:
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and resolve complex problems and escalate as necessary
  • Evidence of strong leadership capabilities or previous supervisory experience
  • Ability to manage relationships, motivate and assist customers at various levels 
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Demonstrated Microsoft Programs: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook preferred.
  • Utilize State’s current client services program.
  • Ability to utilize the Internet for research into labor market information, veteran programs, services and social media (Example LinkedIn).
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

What You'll Get in Return:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • DWD GOAL (Go Out and Learn) Tuition Assistance Program - Eligible employees have access to up to $5,000 in tuition assistance per fiscal year 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Jasper