Career Counselor - Displaced Homemaker Program
Job Details
2438 27th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Full Time
Associates Degree
$16.82 - $21.03 Hourly
Use own vehicle for work purposes
Employment Services - Career Development

If you get excited about supporting others in their journey and helping them succeed, joining Avivo’s career services team may be for you! We’re currently searching for a Career Counselor in our Displaced Homemaker Program.  The Career Counselor provides pre-employment skills training and support to caregivers who are re-entering the workforce as a result of losing their main source of financial support.  On any given day, Displaced Homemaker Career Counselors assist with the development of  life skills, coordinate services in the community,  help in the pursuit of educational opportunities, and prepare individuals for successful job search through career exploration, resume development, mock interviews, and more.


Avivo is a nonprofit organization which serves over 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!



  • Building relationships and networking in the community to increase awareness and facilitate referrals
  • Utilizing a person-centered approach to complete enrollments and develop individual goal plans
  • Providing career counseling and job search support
  • Assisting participants to upgrade their skills through education and training
  • Connecting those we serve to community-based networking and empowerment workshops
  • Advocating on behalf participants, helping them access resources to address barriers and meet goals
  • Actively supporting the organization’s commitment to undoing racism and reducing disparities
  • 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

WAGE:  $16.82 - 21.03 per hour, 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  If you have questions, please contact our recruiter 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.