Job #: 2785
Title: Vocational Counselor
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Vocational Manager the Vocational Counselor is responsible for providing services which assist consumers in obtaining necessary education, vocational skills, interests, and work attitudes to secure employment. The Vocational Counselor collaborates with community providers to ensure consumers have opportunities for employment in the community.
Develop and maintain resource list of business owners in the Bronx and surrounding communities that participate in internship/work program with .
Develop collaborative relationships with business owners in the Bronx and surrounding communities and inform them of workforce needs on an ongoing basis.
As delegated, screen consumers for employment readiness and develop appropriate training pathways for each consumer.
Facilitate basic literacy and basic computer classes for consumers.
Assist consumers with resume writing, job preparation and conduct mock interviews with consumers.
As directed, conduct community analysis to determine available jobs and seek opportunities for training programs for consumers.
Act as liaison between consumers and employers to keep the consumers employed.
Collaborate with the consumers’ mental health and other clinicians as needed to ensure behavioral health needs are addressed to help consumers remain employed.
After job placement, follow up with consumers and their employers on a monthly basis for six months to discuss progress, challenges and address concerns. Document outcomes.
Participate in comprehensive interdisciplinary team treatment planning and activities.
Collaborate with other disciplines, and coworkers as needed to ensure client needs are met.
Perform all other duties as assigned by the Director
REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counselling or related field of study with 2 years’ of work-related experience preferred.
Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) required.
Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
Proficiency with computer operation (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook programs and eCW)
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to read, write and speak Spanish, preferred.