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SFL TAP: Education Counselor

Company: IDS International
Location: Fort Sill
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SFL TAP: Education Counselor

Why IDS?

IDS believes in resolving conflict, building innovative approaches to do so. Combining operational expertise with an intimate understanding of today's greatest challenges, we bring our customers the solutions required for success in a complex and multidimensional world. IDS tailors solutions for a diverse range of government, military, nonprofit, and public-sector clients.

Outstanding past performance built IDS's reputation as the leading provider of support for multifaceted operations.

IDS International is looking for an Education Counselor to support the Soldiers for Life - Transition Assistance Program (SFL TAP). The education counselor will assist with monitoring and documenting educational goals, counseling remarks, provide tailored transition and career assistance counseling to eligible military service members, Department of Army civilian employees, and their Family members. They will assist clients in the use of automated support systems and tools as well as critique resumes and other client work product. This role is located at Fort Sill in Oklahoma and is contingent upon award.


* Provide education counseling to assist transitioning Soldiers with education and occupational goal establishment, capability and/or needs assessment interpretation, and school admission applications. * Monitor and document educational goals, counseling remarks, and achievement of the CRS in the client's records Transition tracking systems (e.g. TAP XXI, etc.). * Recommend that the clients utilize the personal assessment tools available such as the Kuder Career Planning System. In addition, the contractor shall provide an interpretation of the results. * Provide information about financial assistance and education benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), Post 9-11 GI Bill, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), scholarships, maximizing the use of veterans' education benefits, and other applications for student and financial aid. * Assist Soldiers transitioning from active duty in completing requirements for admission to military schools or programs. These including: United States Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS), Army Green to Gold Scholarship or non- Scholarship options, and the Health Professions Scholarship Program. * Follow up with clients within 7 days of the conclusion of the Higher Education Track class/workshop to offer assistance towards goal achievement (e.g., offer assistance in timely submission of college applications). * Follow up with clients with-in 60 days following the client's completion of the Higher Education Track Class/workshop to track status of progress and to offer assistance with reaching their education/occupational goals.

Required Qualifications:

* Minimum of 1-3 years of experience with a Master's degree. Additional experience (5-7 years) can substitute for the advanced degree.

Computer Skills:

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Benefits may vary based on contract but standard benefits are below.

IDS's competitive benefit package starts you off out on the right foot. Eligibility begins day one.

* Health and Well-being - 100% of employee medical and other insurance premiums are paid by IDS. * Financial Future - 401(k) with an industry leading match and no waiting period. You are fully vested in all contributions from the start. * Paid Leave - Generous time off accruals for you to take paid leave, totaling five weeks. * Professional Development - networking opportunities, informal mentoring, education reimbursement and access to thousands of online professional development resources. * Casual, fun, and supportive work environment with all the tools and amenities you need to thrive.

Must be an effective communicator both verbally and in writing. Most positions require ability to work on a desktop or laptop computer for extended periods of time. Computer activities include reading, reviewing and analyzing information, as well as providing recommendations, summaries, and reports in written or verbal format. Additionally, positions require ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods; use hand(s) to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; as well as speak and hear.

Employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move moderate amounts of weight, typically less than 20 pounds. Regular and predictable attendance is essential.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law.

If you are unable to apply through the portal and need to speak to someone about necessary accommodations to apply, please email and we will follow up with you. Do not submit resumes and applications through this email.

Keywords: IDS International, Lawton , SFL TAP: Education Counselor, Other , Fort Sill, Oklahoma

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