Adult Career Coach
Position Number: GA165; GA166
Reports to: Coordinator of Workforce Development Services (FA073); Dean of Science, Mathematics and Health Professions (FA017)
This position is responsible for working with adult participants enrolled in occupational and technical training programs to develop individual career and education plans, secure college or training program admissions and financial aid; and acquire needed support services through human services agencies and community based organizations. The position will divide time between the VWCC campus in Roanoke, the Western Virginia One Stop Career Center in Roanoke, The Franklin Center in Rocky Mount, and off-site locations as needed.
Responsible for informing clients about training and education programs and services available at VWCC as well as other training providers and assisting clients in designing individualized education and career plans that include strategies for attaining necessary support services. Providing career coaching in either individual or small group settings either at locations served. For participants enrolled at VWCC, the adult career coach may communicate with faculty to maintain awareness of client’s academic progress and with student support services and external agencies to ensure that participants have the services needed to complete select training and attain a credential.
The adult career coach works closely with the job placement coordinator to assist students in preparing for employment. The career coach communicates with faculty to maintain awareness of student academic progress and with student support services and external agencies to ensure that students have the services needed to complete select training and attain a credential.
|20%||Significant, detailed record-keeping and data entry within the required VCCS and Federal TAA data collection systems is required. Frequent local and occasional state-wide travel may be required.|