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Employment Counselor 

Category Administration  
Description

Organization

Established in 2006, Interactive Government Holdings, Inc. (IGH) is a leading professional services and technology provider to the Federal Government. Our mission is to serve uniformed service members globally and their support systems locally. We utilize strategy, data science, and technology to make the programs we execute more efficient for the people our programs serve. IGH has a national and international program staff and a corporate headquarters located in Springfield, Virginia. We are proud of our ability to shape tomorrow while ensuring all active-duty personnel and reservists can carry out their critical missions and tasks today.

Job Description

Interactive Government Holdings (IGH) is seeking qualified, trained and capable individual to serve as an Employment Counselor.

Provide Military and Family Readiness Services (M&FRS) dedicated to providing a broad range of support to active duty, guard, reserve, Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Employees, contractors, retirees and eligible family members. Manage Military and Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) to include Personal and Work Life, Financial Readiness, Employment Assistance, Deployment Support and volunteer resources. Provide 24-hour on-call assistance and support for mobilizations and deployments, Evacuation Reception Centers/Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC). Manage and perform quality work performance in accordance with applicable directives, standards and guidelines.

Management and Administration of Comprehensive Military and Family Readiness Services (M&FRC).

Provide comprehensive Military and Family support and services, contributing to the mission readiness, resiliency, and well-being of the military community. Operate in accordance with (IAW) Department of AF Instruction (DAFI) 36-3009, Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1342.22, M&FRC operation guides, Public Law, DoD and AF parameters. Make customer service the priority of Military and Family Readiness Services. Work with unit leadership with a focus on high-risk units with a high deployment rate or a high operations tempo. Provide programs and services to assist in identifying, assessing and minimizing personal and family related challenges (i.e. deployment, personal skills, coping skills and financial literacy). Strive to make same day service a priority. Perform market research to determine necessary programs needed to provide top quality M&FRC services. Provide recommendations to leadership for process improvement. Advocate and advertise among installation units and tenants to ensure all units are aware of programs offered by the M&FRC. Document and track all M&FRC programs, data gathering, and service delivery to provide timely information and outcome-based results of utilization of Center services in Air Force Family Integrated Results and Statistical Tracking (AFFIRST) System. All Center staff members will utilize this system for data gathering, record keeping, and information management.

Work side by side with government Military and Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) staff to create partnerships and actively engage with unit leaders and to identify unit strengths, address concerns, and help resolve issues that may impact the personal readiness and retention of their people. Assist Commanders in finding resources (through local agency partners on and off base) that address unit needs. All staff shall possess a general knowledge of all M&FRC Core programs identified in DAFI 36-3009 to be able to direct customers to the appropriate office for services.

Provide Core Compliance Experts (CCE) for personal and work life, personal financial readiness, volunteer resources, employment assistance, deployment support program, and crisis support. CCEs shall maintain the required certifications outlined in Appendix I and knowledge to deal with complex issues. CCE's will maintain proficiency in all M&FRC services below in order to provide timely and comprehensive customer service, class instruction and proficient referral. CCE's will conduct cross-utilization training for contract staff to meet competency requirements of the M&FRC Service Delivery Desk Guide model of operations. Create spending and action plans for first time one-on-one consultations.

Employ appropriate marketing techniques to reach target audiences for all program components and market all services and workshops. Provide input to the Flight Chief for briefings to newly assigned commanders, first sergeants and command chiefs on M&FRC services. Staff will document all assessments, services, and referrals with a focus towards problem prevention. Education and Training records updated, and services documented in AFFIRST. Provide nonmedical assessment and services in a variety of areas. Center personnel will provide information and referral and follow up for all M&FRC core programs.

 
Position Requirements

Major responsibilities include (not all inclusive):

Manage all aspects of the Employment Assistance (EA).

Offer employment assistance that supports customers in identifying short and long term employment, education/training and career goals.

Provide employment skills counseling and resources for self-employment, small business and entrepreneurial efforts. Offer local market information, employment trend tracking, skills and interest identification, skills development workshops, job bank and referrals. Conduct job fairs and offer linkages to alternate paid employment networks for employment contacts.

Provide employment workshops to optimize self-marketing skills such as resume writing, interview techniques, job search assistance, federal employment, etc.

Initiate contact and collaborate with local/national agencies such as U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation/Hiring Our Heroes, Department of Labor, State Employment Agency, and Veterans Organizations for employment opportunities.

Provide guidance to customers on how to utilize current programs such as DOD Military Spouse Preference Program, Wounded Ill, & Injured Employment Programs, and Current High-Level Employment Initiatives.

Follow-up with customers and provide employment statistics to FSS leadership on outcome of employment assistance offered. Monthly statistics will include date of session, individual, employment status, assistance provided. Yearly roll up will include percentage of individuals gainfully employed.

Skills / Certifications:

Master’s Degree from accredited graduate program in mental health related field and counseling license

Qualifications:

Position requires a favorably adjudicated National Agency with Inquires (NACI) Tier 1 or T1 Background Investigation

This posting is Contingent upon receipt fo the contract.

At Interactive Government Holdings, Inc. (IGH), health and safety play a vital role in our success. IGH’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.

Interactive Government Holdings, Inc. (IGH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Compensation  
Position Employment Counselor  
Close Date  
Open Date 12/14/2023  
Location Alabama - Maxwell AFB  
About the Organization  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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