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Career Specialist - (In-House Applicants Only)

Career Specialist - (In-House Applicants Only)

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Posted Date 
Closing Date 
$14.93 Hourly
Career Services - Employment & Training
Position Status 
Regular Full-Time
Childcare/Law Enforcement Position 

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Job Summary

Negotiates with employers and training sites to provide suitable opportunities to participants, provides adequate supportive and follow-up services throughout participation; resolves problems arising between participants and employers/training sites; counsels participants; and performs related work as required.

Job Duties

Counsels and guides clients through an application process for a variety of programs.  Interacts with various external/internal agencies, programs or services to perform the role of "advocate" for the Native American client/participant.  Builds and maintains active, pending or terminated files on each participant.  Monitors job sites, training sites, and participants progress to ensure compliance with program requirements, written plans, and applicable laws.  Serves as a representative of Cherokee Nation at various workshops, conferences, and meetings as assigned.  Establishes effective relationships with employers to develop training and work sites for program participants as needed.  Negotiates on the job training (OJT) and vocational training agreements as needed.  Coordinates OJT and vocational training activities as needed.  Prepares reports as required including but not limited to individual client reports, office reports, and monthly reports to supervisor. Transports program participants as needed via a Cherokee Nation vehicle including tribal and GSA vehicles. Ensures financial payments to program participants when required and in accordance with policies and procedures.  Works with individuals of all backgrounds and barriers.  Assists program participants with developing a written plan to meet the participant's employment and/or training needs and to help guide them toward self-sufficiency.  Provides follow up to client services in accordance with policies and procedures. Maintains, tracks, inventories and reconciles the Day Training Visa Card as distributed to them as custodians following all policies and procedures.  Works within prescribed guidelines and internal policies.  Ensures the application process is complete and written director approval has been obtained for each client prior to client being placed on any program and prior to the client receiving any program funds.


Other duties may be assigned.



No supervisory responsibility is required.



Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



An additional one year related experience is required in one or more of the following areas: interviewing clients to determine pertinent information relative to assistance requested; gathering pertinent data for entry into database; writing individual education/employment plans; working with post secondary institutions admissions and financial aid offices; teaching secondary education or vocational classes; providing guidance and direction related to personal, academic, employment and/or financial matters; identifying barriers to employment; referring individuals to various services and/or agencies for assistance; interpreting federal, state, local regulations and/or policies; establishing and maintaining files.



To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database, Spreadsheet, and Word Processing software.



Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating.



Must be able to operate standard office equipment such as copier, fax machine, calculator or keyboard.



Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care.


Computer literate preferred.


*Location : Sallisaw Office