• Employment Specialist/ Vocational Counselor

    Job Locations US-NY-Long Island City
    Position Number
    Borden Avenue Veterans Residence
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Minimum Salary
    USD $46,462.42/Yr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $46,462.42/Yr.
  • Overview


    The Employment Specialist/Vocational Counselor is responsible for developing and coordinating job readiness, training and placement activities for residents.



    • Responsible for developing and implementing strategies that result in competitive employment opportunities for residents.
    • Conducts reviews vocational assessment information and develops a service plan to assist residents with getting and keeping a job.
    • Provides training to residents regarding skills and strategies for getting and keeping a job.
    • Serves as a liaison to possible and actual employers of residents.
    • Collaborate with case managers, entitlements counselors, peer counselors, substance abuse counselor/specialists, and social workers, in developing service plans likely to lead to successful job placement, job training, and competitive employment activities.
    • Provide motivational interviewing to residents as needed.
    • Conduct a functional assessment of all residents to determine their educational and vocational strengths, needs, abilities, preferences, goals for inclusion in their service plans.
    • Offer individual counseling sessions and conduct regular vocational support groups to provide interested residents with peer support for job-search activities including resume writing, the creation of a job search plan, and shared reviews of successful and unsuccessful job search activities.
    •  Serve as liaison to offsite employment assistance services.
    • Develop and maintain linkage resources with community employers and vocational training agencies
    • Participate in meetings that address the effects of income on resident entitlements.
    • Assist in the orientation of new personnel when requested.
    • Maintain up-to-date, accurate individual paper and electronic case records on employment-related activities.
    • Comply with attendance and timekeeping rules and reports reliably and regularly to work on an on-going basis.
    • Attend scheduled clinical meetings, case conferences, staff meetings and supervision as well as in-service training and development activities.
    • Review the staff communications log and make entries concerning essential elements of information designated by program management.
    • May have on-call responsibilities.
    • Comply and promote compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and agency policies helping to strengthen and maintain an ethical organizational culture.
    • Perform other job-related duties that may be assigned.



    Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years experience providing vocational or employment services in a human services agency or closely related experience. Veteran preferred.




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