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Work Ready Counselor

Full Time Non-Exempt

Starting salary: $15.00-$17.00/hour

Application Deadline: April 27, 2018


The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, one of the most influential and well-respected non-profits in the region, is looking for a Work Ready Counselor. This is a terrific opportunity to put your energy, experience and passion to work.

The Work Ready Counselor provides counseling and supportive services to Work Ready Program participants.

Job Duties:

  • Conducts intakes of new enrollees, including program eligibility, orientation and creation of case files.
  • Assists individuals in identifying internal and external barriers to employment.
  • Promotes participants’ self-esteem and encourages empowerment of participants.
  • Assures participants’ active participation in the program through the monitoring of goals and expectations as outlined in the agreement of mutual responsibility.
  • Meets regularly with participants to review service plan, goals and expectations.
  • Communicate and document critical information with PA Department of Human Services case workers and staff, as needed.
  • Provides crisis intervention, conflict resolution, case management, and support services for participants.
  • Assists participants in the preparation of a service plan.
  • Provides job coaching after participants are employed.
  • Enter data and other participant information in CWDS system
  • Develops employment and training portions of the participants’ service plans.
  • Provides information and referral assistance to all participants.
  • Advocates on behalf of the participants.
  • Develops and shares resources for participants and staff.
  • Maintains contact with referring agencies.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date case notes and files.
  • Assists with tracking and inputting weekly attendance into database.
  • Maintains database to keep current and accurate.
  •  Collect data for and create Monthly Activity Report and sub reports.
  • Inputs appropriate data into database and other agency-related software for reports and tracking purposes.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Experience with case management preferred
  • Experience with training for jobs and job coaching preferred
  • Advanced clerical and computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Benefits Include:

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription
  • Agency paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401 (k) Retirement Plan with agency contribution
  • Generous Paid Leave Time- 
    • Vacation- 15 Days: Earn more time after 3 and 5 year anniversaries
    • Sick- 9 Days Annually
    • 9 Observed Holidays


CACLV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or handicap. 

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