Vocational Counselor

Position Title: Vocational Counselor

Position Status:  1.0 FTE

Locations: Spirit Crossing Clubhouse - Elizabeth

Position Summary: To provide community based vocational, rehabilitation, and supportive services to adults with behavioral health disorders so that they may achieve vocational and daily living recovery goals.  Primarily functions as a colleague working in partnership with Clubhouse members and staff in all areas of the Clubhouse program, and other behavioral health services. 

Duties include:

  • Coordination and engagement of individuals in work tasks and group activities within the Clubhouse program
  • Develop collegial relationships with a diverse group of individuals
  • Advocate for individuals and the Clubhouse program to the community at large for employment and social opportunities
  • Coordination of services with mental health therapists, case managers, family and other personal supports
  • Support and management of employment placements for Transitional Employment (minimum of 1) and supported employment
  • Strengths based goal planning and evaluation
  • Program evaluation to maintain program fidelity of Clubhouse Standards. 
  • Documentation using electronic medical records system, and MS operating systems 
  • Provide a variety of transportation services to include: driving agency vans and 14 passenger coach for daily shuttle service to/from program, job development (with and without individuals), community support and social activities/events.

Wage Range: $31,000/YR to $44,000/YR.

Required: Availability to work a flexible hourly schedule, including possible evening and weekends is required.  Valid driver's license for transportation services. Bachelor's level degree required, with one year of experience in human services or equivalent years of experience in mental health

Preferred: Knowledge of Clubhouse Model of Rehabilitation, and vocational rehabilitation services, including job development and career planning.  Case management experience and knowledge of human service resources are recommended. Understanding of restaurant/food service management is preferred.  Individuals that posses' traits with strength to be a good listener, action oriented, persistent and solution focused, creative, positive and hopeful, and interested in learning are considered a good match to this position.   

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