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Vocational & Benefits Counselor - Woodhull Residence

Location:Brooklyn, NY
Salary Range:Comprehensive benefits, including 90% employer-paid health insurance
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Employment Type:Full Time
Department/Program:Woodhull Residence
Description:The Vocational Counselor is responsible for providing vocational services to clients living at the Woodhull Residence: 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. Accompanying clients in the field may be required.
Duties:Responsibilities Include:
• 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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