Employment Counselor



Under direction of the Director of Employment Services, the SSVF Employment Counselor is responsible for providing career and employment counseling, employment preparation services, job placement and retention services to Veteran program participants in partnership with The Community Partnership (TCP) Stakeholders. The SSVF Employment Counselor advises participants and prepares Veteran participants for employment and ensures program participants are progressing toward goals identified in the Employment Plan. The SSVF Employment Counselor also assists the Job Developer in establishing relationships with community employers in order to identify, develop, and secure job opportunities for program participants.




  • Conduct individual employability assessments for Veteran program participants
  • Facilitate classes, groups and individual support for job readiness, and obtaining income
  • Assist clients in increasing their skills by recruiting for, developing, and executing on-site training opportunities and by connecting clients to off-site training opportunities
  • Coordinate with other SSVF and TCP-partnered case managers to refer eligible clients for Workforce Development Programs
  • Outreach to organizations and providers serving Veterans to ensure a wealth of resources are available to clients seeking additional employment, training and education opportunities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant community resources to assure services availability to clients
  • Collect and analyze data, providing reports and statistical information, and maintain HMIS data reporting mechanism for SSVF
  • Compile and maintain all necessary documentation and reports to track employment activities, specifically in relationship to training, hiring and retention
  • Attend meetings concerning employment-related issues, be active in any necessary employment initiatives, and participate in the life of the organization

Knowledge and Skills Required


  • Experience working with Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and/or at risk and disadvantaged populations. Veteran-status preferred
  • Ability to effectively market and represent THC Employment Services, its clients and services to employers
  • Ability to plan and make presentations to small groups including potential employers, business representatives, teachers, and program participants
  • Ability to utilize time management techniques to organize and prioritize work
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, internet, email)
  • Excellent social networking skills and demonstrated ability to interact well with diverse populations and age groups
  • Ability to effectively maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrated commitment to service
  • Ability to set limits and boundaries effectively
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid District/State Driver’s License

Work Environment/Physical Effort


  • 40 hours per week
  • Regular work schedule is 9:00-5:00 pm Mondays through Friday to include one late day
  • Work involves travel in the community and requires the ability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and demands
  • Travel by modes of private and agency transportation (van) within the area may be required

How to apply


Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references via email to jobs@thcdc.org with “Employment Counselor-SSVF” in the subject line. To learn more about us, please visit www.thcdc.org.

Washington, District of Columbia
Transitional Housing Corporation (THC)

5101 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20011, US