Vocational Counselor - DR II
|Location:||New York, NY|
|Benefits:||Comprehensive benefits, including 90% employer-paid health insurance|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Department/Program:||Dona Rosita II|
|Description:|| The Vocational Counselor is responsible for providing vocational services to clients living at Dona Rosita House: assessing/evaluating level of education, work experience and aptitude; formulating a vocational and/or Employment Plan for clients which will become part of the service plan(s); and, assisting and providing instruction in the preparation of resumes, referrals for job training, trade school and other institutions.|
-Assess clients ability and motivation for psycho-social rehabilitation (educational, vocational and employment)
-Provide referrals to employment programs for training and placement for competitive, supported or volunteer job opportunity.
-Provide supportive counseling and vocational related services to clients/families,
-Assist in the development and implementation of the comprehensive service plans and service plan reviews that identify mutually agreed upon long and short-term vocational/employment related goals.
-Provide assistance in activities for daily living; assistance in employment assessments, training, and private sector placement services; and other necessary services to clients to increase their capacity for independent living.
-Provide linkage to other Educational and Vocational Programs in the community.
|Qualifications:||REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:|
-Knowledge of principles and practices of Psycho-social Rehabilitation with chronic/clinically ill individuals.
-Knowledge of HRA Supportive Housing Program Desk Guide
-Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with Federal, State, and City officials, professional and technical groups, clients, and the general public.
REQUIRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
-Bachelors Degree in Human Services, Education or related area and two (2) years experience in Vocational
-Employment and Educational counseling, training and referrals particularly with HIV+/AIDS affected populations and/or substance abuse individuals.
-Preference given to persons with experience in Scattered Sites Programs
-Bilingual skills in English/Spanish is a plus
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