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Admissions counselor

Horizons Youth Services – Dallas, TX

Ensures that the Job Corps program maintains a positive public image, strong community and employer partnerships, a pool of eligible and committed applicants, and full utilization of Job Corps training opportunities at assigned centers.


Complies with established safety, security, quality, and operations policies, procedures, and practices.

Assists in the development and implementation of the outreach/public education plan to achieve and maintain overall design capacity and describes public education and outreach methods, activities, events, and linkages.

Works cooperatively with schools, social service agencies, Youth Opportunity Grantees, One-Stop centers, youth councils, youth programs, other employment and training programs, National Training Contractors (NTCs), NJCA members, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, associations, and other appropriate organizations to promote referral of applicants who are eligible to participate in the Job Corps program.

Establishes working relationships and partnerships, including membership where appropriate, with One-Stop centers, state and local workforce investment boards, youth councils that operate as part of local boards, and other local employment and training programs for youth.

Conducts outreach, recruitment, essential admission requirement determination, and admissions functions.

Assesses, verifies, and documents applicant eligibility for the Job Corps program. Ensures all applicants meet DOL essential admission requirements prior to assignment.

Ensures background checks are conducted on each applicant to determine whether the applicant should be considered for enrollment. Assures the applicants educational and training needs can best be met through the Job Corps program. Ensures documents are obtained from applicants to verify they qualify as low income .

Encourages applicants to provide information relating to their health needs. Forwards the applicants information to the assigned Job Corps center for final review.

Ensures that the application folder is complete and contains all required documentation upon arrival at the center. Assists the applicant in assembling originals documents (GED/HSD, Social Security Card, Drivers License, INS, TANF, Medical Insurance, and Immunization Record) for use on center.

Ensures applicants that are denied enrollment are notified of the negative determination and provides a clear, documented explanation for the determination. Ensures applicants denied enrollment receive a referral to an appropriate One-Stop center, or other training/educational resource in their home community.

Recommends assignment of eligible applicants to available training slots in accordance with contract goals, center needs, and applicant interest. Ensures each applicant is provided specific and current information about the center of assignment, including location, rules, career technical training waiting lists, and program expectations.

Projects arrival needs through collaboration with assigned Job Corps center staff and issues arrival orders in accordance with Regional Office policy. Schedules timely assignment for first available opening ensuring GAP centers are at capacity. Provides timely travel authorization and arrival information to appropriate parties as required.

Ensures each applicant is notified of his or her assignment date and the process for departure and ensures the applicants are accompanied to scheduled departure site or arranges for another responsible escort, and sees that the applicant departs safely as scheduled.

Provides each applicant with a travel packet, to include itinerary, tickets, meal money, emergency phone numbers, and written guidance on acceptable behavior and expectations while on travel to the center.

Requests that the applicant, or legal guardian if the applicant is a minor, sign a Right to Use Photographic Likeness or Moving Images release form and forward it to the center of assignment.

Participates in the OA Incentive Plan to meet or exceed prescribed quantitative and qualitative productions and performance goals established by the National Director.

Conducts and/or participates in corporate and DOL mandated training.

Performs other duties as assigned within scope and capabilities.

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelors degree or four year experience working with youth. One year experience in sales, marketing, or counseling related services. Valid State Drivers License with clean driving record. Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access). Excellent communication skills. Travel required.

Job Type: Full-time


  • sales, marketing, or counseling related services: 1 year (Required)
  • Highly proficient in mirosoft office: 2 years (Required)
  • working with youth: 4 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor s (Required)


  • Drivers License (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location
  • On the road

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement

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