SFL TAP: Education Counselor
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Outstanding past performance built IDS's reputation as the
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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
* Minimum of 1-3 years of experience with a Master's degree.
Additional experience (5-7 years) can substitute for the advanced
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and
Benefits may vary based on contract but standard benefits are
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.
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