Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington is a Non-profit, Community Action Agency (CAP) organization providing Economic Development and Career Training Programs through federal, state, and local agencies. Locations include Mt. Vernon, Moses Lake, Pasco, Sunnyside, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Omak, and Yakima.

Our Mission is to help eliminate unemployment, poverty, illiteracy, and racism so all people can live with greater human dignity. We have been providing education and employment support to communities since 1971.

Our vision is to improve the world by empowering people.

We are proud to employ a diverse workforce to deliver job training in communities where the need is great.

It is OIC's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of their marital status, race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

OIC of Washington is an equal opportunity employer and provides employment and training services. Auxiliary aids/services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For TTY relay, call 1-800-833-6388.

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Career Counselor - (F/T) Moses Lake  (Full Time)
Select Location: Moses Lake

Position Overview

The Career Counselor is responsible for providing outreach and recruitment efforts to the migrant and seasonal farmworker community by attending community events and scheduling meetings at places of employment. This position is also responsible for preparing clients for their future employment by assisting them with the skills and tools needed to achieve better career opportunities. The Career Counselor will conduct the required assessments, and provide counseling, education, employment preparation, job development, and related services to eligible participants. Establishes a high-quality professional relationship with OIC participants, businesses, community partners, and employers to meet the program goals and objectives. Ensures services to clients are provided in a manner which is aligned with the OIC of WA mission ensuring all communication is done in a positive and compassionate manner. 

Essential Duties:

1.  Provide ongoing outreach efforts throughout the assigned region to provide farmworker families, community organizations and other public and private human service providers, with information about the program to generate referrals. 

2.  Learn, and apply knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and provisions in providing employment and training services to eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families.

3.  Complete an intake interview for potential participants both in person and via telephone to determine eligibility for program services.

4.  Enroll persons who fully meet eligibility requirements and can provide required documentation into appropriate program services, completing intake forms and getting required documentation.

5.   Refer ineligible persons to other appropriate service providers, maintaining documentation of the referral.

6.   Assess the barriers and support service needs of all members of the family unit and make referrals to appropriate providers.

7. Assess skills; aptitudes; interests; short- and long-term education; training and career goals; conduct testing and develop an agreed upon Individual Employment Plan (IEP) for enrolled participants.

8.  Provide participants with individual and/or group career and job search counseling, including interviewing techniques, resume preparation, labor market information, job retention skills and job development/referral services.

9.  Monitor, review, and document the progress of each participant in meeting the objectives of the IEP.  Periodically meet on site with the program participant and training providers to determine training progress, ensure contract compliance, and resolve any problems.

10.Act as liaison for OIC with other organizations and service providers to provide mutual support and generate close working relationships.

11.Contact employers throughout the assigned region to negotiate and secure on-the-job training; work experience; try-out employment, and other core training agreements, and to develop job placement opportunities.

12.Negotiate and secure classroom training partnerships with training institutions, including community colleges, technical colleges, school districts and other basic and vocational skills training providers throughout the assigned region.

13.Other duties as assigned.


We have a generous benefits package: 




LTD and STD 



403b employee contribution 

Paid Time Off (PTO) 

11 Paid Holidays 

Tuition Reimbursement 

Agency Wide Training 


Agency Wide Community Events


Salary Range: $20.57- $26.84

A.A. degree in Social Services or related field

Two (2) years’ experience in case management or intake work


OR Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of education



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