Career Counselor - Dislocated Worker Program
Avivo - Career Education - 2438 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
Use own vehicle for work purposes
Employment Services - Career Development

If you get excited about networking, career development, and helping people succeed, joining Avivo’s career services team may be for you! We’re looking for a Career Counselor who is professional, who’s a connector and passionate about people. Working collaboratively with Avivo’s recruitment team, you will provide career exploration, job placement, and support services to individuals eligible for the Dislocated Worker Program. The Career Counselor will develop and maintain current employer partner relationships as well as develop new relationships with businesses to coordinate services in the community, place people into employment, and provide retention supports to those actively employed.


Avivo is a nonprofit organization which serves nearly 15,000 Minnesotans each year, helping them achieve recovery, employment, and career advancement. We believe everyone deserves the chance to live well and work well. Avivo provides chemical and mental health services, career and technical education, and employment services at locations in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Avivo employees help individuals transform their lives – move out of poverty, find treatment and achieve recovery, end homelessness, train for and start careers, and secure jobs. At Avivo, employees experience worthwhile work and professional growth as part of a vibrant and diverse workforce. You have direct and positive impact in people’s lives and are a part of make lasting change in our community!



  • Facilitate program informational sessions, enroll participants into program and complete needs assessment on all participants
  • Work closely with the Avivo Employment Services team to coordinate recruitment needs.
  • Develop individual employment plans setting goals to help them stabilize their situations and look towards employment.
  • Assist participants in accessing public and private resources to meet goals outlined in the plan.
  • Facilitate short term skills training and employment readiness sessions including computer software, interviewing and related and involve business partners in participant activities, as well as assist in the building of participant self-esteem.
  • Work with job seekers on resume and cover letter development and revision.
  • Assist job seekers in the resource lab – assist with on-line applications, editing resume and cover letters, on-line job lead searches.
  • Make cold calls and visits to new employers to introduce them to Avivo, increasing awareness of services offered and of Avivo participants looking for employment.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with each member of the current Business Partnership Council (BPC) along with other employer partners to grow the BPC.
  • Remain current on labor market trends and seek out information as needed to effectively secure appropriate employer partners.
  • Represent Avivo at employer-sponsored events that support cooperation and networking with recruiters and hiring managers.
  • Attend job fair events with or in representation of Avivo job seekers.


  • Maintain case notes on in-house tracking system and provide monthly reports and all other documentation in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that  follow along supports and other retention supports are provided as needed to each participant.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled department and center meetings.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties, as assigned, related to the overall goals of Avivo.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a behavioral science or related field.
  • Placement and job development experience required. 
  • Experience working with adults with disabilities, veterans, immigrants or other barriers to employment helpful.
  • Strong knowledge of community resources and experience assisting individuals accessing community resources.
  • Have or ability to obtain the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Certification.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining professional business relationships. 
  • Proficiency in Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office and Internet.

WAGES:  Highly Competitive Range, Depending on Qualifications


BENEFITS INCLUDE:   Avivo offers competitive salaries and compensation, including a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include a generous PTO policy and company observed holidays as well as health and dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a retirement savings plan.  Health insurance coverage is also available for domestic partners, in addition to other optional benefits.


HOW TO APPLY: Please provide a letter of interest and resume highlighting your experiences and qualifications through our website at


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Avivo is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic characteristics.