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Become An Employment Counselor

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Working As An Employment Counselor

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $53,660

    Average Salary

What Does An Employment Counselor Do At System One Services

* Review client background to determine eligibility as per funding source requirements
* Provide some career counseling
* Coordinate funding resources for the training and completing the necessary documentation for the services provided
* Review client background to determine eligibility as per funding source requirements Preform other related work as required
* Provide clients with assistance in formulating an Employability Development Plan/Individual Service Strategy to improve the client’s chance of gaining paid employment
* Counsel clients on employability skills, job search skills and occupational and career choices to promote self-insight
* Review and collect client timesheets for appropriate signatures and approve hours
* Complete and submit monthly and other reports
* Maintain both electronic and paper files on all clients ensuring confidential, thorough, and accurate documentation of all information

What Does An Employment Counselor Do At Berkshire Family and Individual Resources (Bfair)

* Finding competitive employment opportunities for individuals so that they may grow and meet personal and professional goals, earn a living wage, and experience all of the benefits associated with employment.
* Complete vocational evaluations and skills training in on the job settings.
* Provide initial and ongoing supports for individuals to maintain competitive employment.
* Develop and maintain relationships with employers and funding sources
* All applicants must:
* Be 18 years of age or older
* Have a high school diploma or GED
* Possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle

What Does An Employment Counselor Do At Bay Cove Human Services

* Provide direct employment support and on the job training both in house and in the community including the development and implementation of the Individual Support Plan,
* Write annual assessments and goals.
* Provide daily program coverage for all shifts including program process & procedures.
* Advocate and case manage for program participants with families, residential programs, DDS, service providers and others as needed.
* Teach program curriculum classes and provides other training's as directed.
* Implement clinical and behavioral treatment plans, records target behaviors, participates in clinical consultations, and provides crisis assessment, prevention and intervention as needed.
* Effectively administer medication(s) as required.
* Provides transportation in company vans, performs program maintenance and cleaning tasks and performs other related duties as assigned

What Does An Employment Counselor Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Provide day-to-day employment law advice and counsel to HR and management on a variety of subjects including employee terminations, FMLA and other protected leaves, ADA reasonable accommodations, employee relations including discipline, wage and hour issues, separation agreements, workplace violence, and data privacy.
* Serve as a key member of the employment law team and will help drive projects to identify and proactively manage legal risks
* Manage US employment litigation working with outside counsel
* Support internal investigations working with Global Director of Employee Relations
* Provide labor law support as needed.
* How you’ll get here
* Licensed to practice law in at least one state, preferably MA or CA.
* years of employment law experience including providing advice and counsel and managing employment litigation
* Law firm experience handling employment litigation from investigating and responding to administrative charges, responding to complaint, conducting discovery, taking deposition, drafting motions for summary judgment and preparing for trial.
* Trial experience is preferred but not required.
* Proficient in providing advice and counsel in the following areas: ADA reasonable accommodations, FMLA and other types of leaves, employee terminations, reductions in force, wage and hour, performance management, data privacy, workplace investigations, and employee relations issues.
* Strong influencing and collaborating skills.
* Able to identify and manage legal and other types of risks, and have good judgment.
* Able to analyze complex situations and develop simple, concise, and effective legal solutions.
* Strong writing and communication skills.
* Must be a self-starter and be able to manage workload with little oversight or direction.
* Adaptable to change and good at improving processes and systems.
* Strong project management skill is a plus.
* Familiarity with Canadian employment laws is preferred
* Immigration and labor law experience is preferred.
* In-house employment counsel experience is preferred
* At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell.
* Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.
* Preferred location for this role is Waltham, MA

What Does An Employment Counselor Do At Neighborhood Centers Inc.

* Listens to each customer request and provides professional advice to help each customer decide the best services for her Provides job search guidance and career advice Provides direct job matching of open system postings with the customer s skills and work requirements Offers qualified job candidates the opportunity to interview for posted jobs May check with the candidate or the employer to assess quality and success of the referral Searches files for qualified candidates for job postings Helps customers to access basic self-help services through effective use of the resource library Is thoroughly familiar with electronic, print and other resources to help customers in making helpful career and job search suggestions.
* Uses this knowledge to determine which resources will benefit individual customers Performs other duties as

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How To Become An Employment Counselor

Most school counselors must have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field and have a state-issued credential. Some employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree. Career counselors who work in private practices may also need a license.


Most states require school counselors to have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field. Programs in school counseling teach students about fostering academic development; conducting group and individual counseling; working with parents, school staff, and community organizations; and using data to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school counseling programs for all students. These programs often require students to gain experience through an internship or practicum.

Some employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree in counseling with a focus on career development. Career counseling programs prepare students to assess clients’ skills and interests and to teach career development techniques. Many programs require students to have a period of supervised experience, such as an internship.  

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Public school counselors must have a state-issued credential to practice. This credential can be called a certification, a license, or an endorsement, depending on the state. Licensure or certification typically requires a master’s degree in school counseling and an internship or practicum completed under the supervision of a licensed professional school counselor.

Some states require applicants to have 1 to 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or to hold a teaching license, prior to being certified. Most states require a criminal background check as part of the credentialing process. Information about requirements for each state is available from the American School Counselor Association.

Although some employers prefer to hire licensed career counselors, licensure is not required by all states. Contact information for state regulating boards is available from the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Although most states do not require work experience in a related occupation, some states require school counselors to have 1 to 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or to hold a teaching license, prior to being certified. Please see the Similar Occupations tab for more information on teaching occupations.

Important Qualities

Compassion. School and career counselors often work with people who are dealing with stressful and difficult situations, so they must be compassionate and empathize with their clients and students.

Interpersonal skills. School and career counselors must be able to work with different types of people. They spend most of their time working directly with clients, students, or other professionals and need to form and maintain good working relationships.

Listening skills. Good listening skills are essential for school and career counselors. They need to give their full attention to students and clients in order to understand their problems.

Speaking skills. School and career counselors must communicate effectively with clients and students. They should express ideas and information in a way that their clients and students understand easily.

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Employment Counselor Career Paths

Employment Counselor
Program Manager General Manager
Area Director
8 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Program Coordinator Program Supervisor
Assistant Program Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Employment Specialist Case Manager
Career Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Licensed Practical Nurse Nurse Manager
Career Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Counselor Instructor
Case Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Program Manager General Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Adjunct Instructor Instructor
Director Of Instruction
6 Yearsyrs
Employment Coordinator Recruiter Training Manager
Director Of Training
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Manager Director
Executive Director
10 Yearsyrs
Employment Coordinator Human Resources Manager Associate Director
Finance Aid Director
7 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Human Resources Consultant
Human Resources Business Partner
10 Yearsyrs
Employment Specialist Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Project Manager Vice President
9 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Recruitment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Corporate Recruiter Senior Technical Recruiter
Recruitment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Program Manager General Manager
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
Counselor Case Manager
Senior Case Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Social Worker
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
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Employment Counselor Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Swahili

  • Somali

  • Korean

  • German

  • Arabic

  • Vietnamese

  • Gujarati

  • Hindi

  • Hmong

  • Khmer

  • Aramaic

  • Russian

  • Thai

  • Cantonese

  • Braille

  • Hebrew

  • Greek

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Real Employment Counselor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Fair Employment Counselor Foot Locker, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2013 $65,000
Professional Employment Counselor Tricom Quest Gardena, CA Sep 30, 2009 $35,166
Employment Counselor Lutheran Social Services Worcester, MA Sep 25, 2010 $29,218
Employment Counselor Arrive Ministries Richfield, MN Aug 21, 2014 $28,496
Employment Counselor World Relief Minnesota Richfield, MN Aug 24, 2014 $28,496

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Top Skills for An Employment Counselor


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Top Employment Counselor Skills

  1. Job Search Activities
  2. Public Assistance
  3. Counsel
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided labor market information and job search activities to participants.
  • Conducted initial and ongoing eligibility for various public assistance programs for monthly caseload averaging 250 client families.
  • Counseled inmates transitioning into community life on job readiness and work ethics; conducted individual and group presentations.
  • Provided skills assessment; vocational evaluation, counseling, guidance, testing, development and job placement.
  • Train business on compliance matters and risk mitigation practices.

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