Career Counselor - Adult Employment Services
Job Details
2438 27th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Full Time
Associates 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 Career Counselors who are passionate about helping to connect people to lasting careers. The Career Counselor will provide career exploration, job placement, and support services to individuals eligible for Avivo’s employment and training programs, as well as develop and maintain relationships with employers in order to coordinate services in the community, place people into employment, and provide retention supports to those actively employed.  We have multiple positions available in the twin cities metro, including openings with the Dislocated Worker Program as well as the Adult WIOA program.


Avivo is a nonprofit organization which serves nearly 13,000 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!



  • Work closely with the Avivo Recruitment Specialist to identify and market to individuals eligible for Avivo Career Services in the community.
  • Enroll participants into the program and develop individual employment plans focused on stabilizing their situation and working towards obtaining and retaining employment.
  • Assist participants in accessing public and private resources to meet the goals outlined in the plan.
  • Coordinate activities and provide services related to the program including job clubs, mock interviews, resume development and revision, online job search support, and more. 
  • Ensure participants have access to short-term skills training and employment readiness sessions as needed to build confidence and skills necessary for employment.
  • Complete all case noting, reporting, and program administrative requirements using various computer databases including:  WorkforceOne, SalesForce/Exponent, and Papersave.
  • Engage in business development, introducing new employers to Avivo and providing them with information on services offered and the candidates we serve.
  • Know and understand current labor market trends, seeking out information as needed to effectively support job seekers in developing and reaching employment goals.
  • Represent Avivo at employer-sponsored events that support cooperation and networking with recruiters and hiring managers.
  • Associates Degree or higher.
  • 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Certification as a GCDF (Global Career Development Facilitator) or ability to become certified.
  • Previous work with adults experiencing barriers to employment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Must be able to travel independently throughout the Twin Cities area.


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.