Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a WorkForce Education Training Specialist whose primary goal is to assist the Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) students to persist in their educational programs and eventually become self-sufficient. This WorkForce funding program provides education and training support for participants to complete a certificate or AAS degree and/or acquire specific job skills to gain and keep a living wage job.
The WorkFirst Education Training Specialist will provide individual educational, career planning and other support services to enhance the success of participants enrolled in the BFET program. Responsibilities also include support of program development efforts to ensure successful implementation of various WorkFirst programs at CBC. This position reports directly to the WorkFirst & BFET Director.
Closing Date: Open until filled (First consideration date closes on October 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PDT)
Provide both academic and non-academic support to program participants, including identifying student needs, providing career counseling and determining eligibility for programs and services;
Advise, register and track progress of program participants for vocational and technical coursework;
Work closely with program participants and assist them with problem-solving educational and day-to-day issues, and refer to other community agencies as appropriate;
Coordinate and facilitate group and individual program orientation/information sessions, and administer Comprehensive Program Orientations for BFET students on campus as scheduled;
Conduct initial intake and assessment of program participants;
Facilitate effective communication between partner agencies such as the Department of Social and Health Services, Employment Security Department and Career Path Services;
Monitor progress of program participants to ensure successful completion of prescribed coursework and training;
Implement and manage student documentation and reporting requirements, input data using the Electronic Jobs Automated System (eJAS), BFET Access database, and/or other student information database systems;
Assist with monitoring and maintaining eJAS referral and contractor screens;
Ensure eligible participants are properly coded in the eJAS and other student database systems; and
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work or related field from a regionally accredited college or university; and
Two (2) years experience working in a Workforce-type program or working with adult student learners in an educational, governmental, charitable organization or social services setting.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin... College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin College continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.