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.

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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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Youth Career Counselor 1 - (F/T) Yakima  (Full Time)
Select Location: Yakima

Position Overview:  

The Youth Career Counselor will assist the Program Manager in achieving programmatic success statewide. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, this position will work to improve the economic and educational status of eligible youth between the ages of 13-24 years old. This position will provide assessments, counseling, education, employment preparation, job development and related services to youth in a positive and compassionate manner.  This position will work with the support services department to provide services to reduce barriers. It is expected that this position will establish strong professionalrelationships with OIC students, community partners and employers to meet program goals and objectives. 


Essential Duties:  

Keep the Program Manager apprised of the progress in meeting monthly and annual goals for the program. 


Complete the career counseling cohort objectives assigned by the Associate Director and report in a timely manner to the Program Manager. 


Ensure assessment, counseling, education, employment preparation, job development services are provided to eligible youth. 


Manage and guide career counseling cohort in a positive and compassionate manner. 


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


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


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


Assess skills, aptitudes, interests, short- and long-term education,training, and career goals, conduct testing and develop an agreed upon Individual Success Plan (ISP) for enrolled students. 


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


Provide emergency and support services to students. 


Provide follow up on effectiveness and appropriateness of services provided through referral of students’ family members who are not enrolled in OIC programs. 


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


Providestudents 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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


Complete relevant training evaluations during and upon completion of the training objective or placement into unsubsidized employment. 


Perform appropriate follow-up to verify job retention. 


Develop and maintain comprehensive case files for each participant, to include the ISP, training evaluations, counseling notes, on-site monitoring reports and all other forms and reports pertaining to the participant. 


Maintain accurate and complete participant’s filesWork in close cooperation with other Career Counselors and Program Management to provide case/participant management support as needed. 


Establish a professional relationship with clients, businesses, and employers to meet program goals and objectives. 


Establish a network of contacts with potential partner agencies and organizations in local communities to meet the needs of the program and clients and to ensure services are not duplicated and to develop a list of referral resources. 


Other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications:BA degree in Social Services or related field AND 

Four (4) years of experience in supervisory or leadership role AND  

Four (4) years of experience in budget development and management 

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

Job Location:Yakima  



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


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