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Posted on: May 12, 2020 • Category: (none)

MFIP Job Counselor

Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc.

Apply By: May 30, 2020
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: Entry Level Grade 9 • $17.86/hour to $20.64/hour
Education: Bachelor's Degree

Brian Gapinski
Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc.
204 Laurel Street
Suite 210
Brainerd, MN 56401
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Primary Objectives of Position: 

Provide a variety of counseling services for the purpose of assisting agency clients to become self-supporting by planning for, securing and maintaining employment; to assist agency clients to meet MFIP participation requirements.

Required Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, social and human services or commensurate experience.  English language proficient.  Must work effectively in a team-structured client services delivery system.  Able to deal with people individually or in groups.  Experience in working with groups and/or facilitating group meetings.  Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Computer skills to include word processing, email, internet, and accessing information.  No prior history of client abuse.  Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel locally, providing own means of transport.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Exceptional written, verbal, analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills.  Familiarity with computer programs for assessment or skills development.  Knowledge of Workforce One, Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word Processing software.  At least one year of client service experience.  Demonstrated ability to assist individuals to make career decisions, prepare for and enter employment.  Persons who are veterans or possess the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) will be given additional consideration.


Essential Functions:

  1. Facilitates/conducts group workshops focusing on job search and life skills. 
  2. Conducts comprehensive assessment to identify barriers to employment and program service options.
  3. Assists clients to develop a meaningful Employment Plan for self-sufficiency.
  4. Assists clients to successfully implement their individual plans for self-sufficiency goals.
  5. Arranges for agency supportive services in program participation.
  6. Utilizes external resources and services to support MFIP client needs.
  7. Attains or exceeds prescribed performance standards on a monthly basis.
  8. Maintains documentation of client contacts and progress related to their individual plans. 
  9. Develops prospective worksites for clients scheduled to enter paid or uncompensated work.  
  10. Interacts with County to coordinate services, conduct orientations and monitor client progress.
  11. Maintains knowledge and understanding of MFIP policy requirements.

Other Information:

Please post this vacancy announcement at all RMCEP offices.  The RMCEP Application for Employment, resume, and cover letter must be received by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on Friday, May 29, 2020, to be considered.  An RMCEP Application for Employment may be picked up at any RMCEP office or online at  To receive an RMCEP Application for Employment by mail, fax or e-mail, call 218-847-0712 or 1-800-492-4804.  Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. reserves the right to select those who will be interviewed from application information.

RMCEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Provider

Upon request, this information will be made available in an alternate form.

Distribution: One (1) copy each to: Hiring Authority, Program Managers, Office Manager, Administrative Services Assistant, IT Manager, Team Leaders, HR/Payroll Manager, Information Specialist and Bulletin Board

Your Future is Our Business

I work full time now

I work full time now, feel great about myself and setting a good example for my kids.  Staff helped me make a plan for my son who is disabled.  They made me feel like they really cared about what they were doing. ~ AN

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