at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States
CareerCenter Consultant – Multiple LPP – Lewiston, PortlandPortland , Maine , United States | Professional Technical | Full-time Apply by: Feb. 3, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply
Department of Labor
Opening Date: January 20, 2022Closing Date: February 3, 2022
Job Class Code: 0723
Grade: 20 (Professional/Technical)
Salary: $37,876.80 – $50,856.00
Location: Lewiston or Portland
The Maine Department of Labor is filling multiple CareerCenter Consultant positions. If you have a passion for helping people, enjoy working one-on-one with people, and are customer service focused, this may be the opportunity for you! CareerCenter Consultants provide employment services to a diverse customer population which includes the public and employers/businesses. Responsibilities include delivering reemployment and training services to unemployment insurance recipients and other job seekers, interviewing, assessing needs and counseling customers, determining eligibility, providing pre-vocational or vocational guidance, referring customers to programs or services, and facilitating employment and training related workshops. Work may include case management services for customers with difficult employment outlooks and histories. Extensive worktime may be spent at itinerant sites where underserved customers are served by other organizations. Employer and business consultative work includes promotion of workforce development services, job-site assessments, development and facilitation of recruitment strategy, and job development services.
Available positions are based at one of the Department of Labor’s Maine CareerCenter locations:
+ Portland: 3 positions
+ Lewiston: 2 positions
Please select the location you are applying for on the application. There may be part-time positions and flexible hours available as well as full time. The positions are Limited Period positions which provide full benefits (seniority, health insurance, vacation/sick leave, etc.) but are funded through budget approval. In-state travel may be required.
Primary responsibilities include:
+ Collects, organizes, and analyzes information about customers in order to evaluate interests, aptitudes, and abilities for career decision-making and employment and training planning.
+ Researches, organizes, and conducts workshops in order to inform customers of employment services, job seeking and interview skills, and other available programs and services.
+ Contacts, visits, and consults with employers in order to provide recruitment, training, and referral services.
+ Develops and negotiates training contracts for apprenticeship programs, internships, and on-the-job-training employment opportunities for employers/businesses.
+ Guides customers in overcoming challenges to attaining their education or employment goals.
+ Provides case management services for customers in job search or in training programs.
+ Promotes and coordinates services through participation in informational sessions, job fairs, and trade shows.
Skills or knowledge required:
+ Knowledge of interviewing, counseling, implementing occupational testing, and individual evaluation principles and techniques.
+ Knowledge of the employment barriers of special applicant groups.
+ Knowledge of the principles and techniques of vocational guidance.
+ Knoweldge of general employment, training, employer services, and rehabilitation resources.
+ Knowledge of job search strategies and placement techniques.
+ Knowledge of career development theories, models, and techniques as they apply to life-long learning.
+ Knoweldge of job-site assessments and development of recruitment strategies.
+ Ability to observe and evaluate individual characteristics, capabilities, and interests in terms of their occupational significance.
+ Ability to interview and counsel individuals.
+ Ability to interact with a diversified customer base.
+ Ability to communicate effectively.
+ Ability to write clearly and effectively.
A four (4) year combination of education, training and/or work experience at the paraprofessional or professional level in job counseling, employment interviewing and job placement, or related vocational services..
Preference will be given to those applicants:
+ Bilingual or multi-lingual skills in English in addition to any of the following languages: Arabic, French, Khmer, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
+ Lived experience as or serving individuals under-represented in the workforce.
+ Excellent communication and customer service skills.
+ Experience in case management
+ Experience using virtual communications platforms such as MS Teams and Zoom.
Questions about this position should be directed to Rene Smith atRene.L.Smith@Maine.gov
Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the “Apply for this opening” button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application. In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period. Any experience that was not full-time employment should be identified as such.
If you require a paper application, please download and print one here https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/application-process or contact Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Generalist at (207) 816-0217. Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME 04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018. Be sure title of the job you are applying for is included. Applications cannot be accepted after the posting closing date.
Benefits of working for the State of Maine:No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:
+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .
+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .