Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, psychiatric rehabilitation counseling, vocational rehabilitation or related field from an accredited institution, and possess one year of relevant business experience and/or vocational experience; and one year of working with people diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Must possess a valid driver’s license in good standing. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, as required. Requires understanding of individuals vocationally; belief in the consumer’s potential to work. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to function as part of a team. Ability to interact effectively with a range of individuals from consumers to corporate executives.
Responsibilities: Vocational counseling with consumers with history of severe mental illness in an individual setting. Work closely in cooperation with consumers to assess consumer’s vocational clinical and social needs and abilities. Develop the consumers’ understanding of job market expectations; e.g. interviewing skills, ADL skills, good job habits, resume development, appropriate clothing, demeanor, punctuality, etc. Provider of post-employment services. Job development in corporate, government and non-profit sectors, through the on-going relationship building with human resources staff and job placement specialists to help identify jobs which match consumer’s interests and abilities. Develop consumer goal plans and assist with career education/development. Engage consumer participation in all phases of vocational exploration from job placement through retention. On-going interface with consumer and employer to facilitate job retention and to insure consumer’s development as a valuable employee. Maintain contact with other service providers on a regular basis and provide necessary written documentation. Maintain case files and program statistics as required. Provide transportation and travel training to consumers as required. Record keeping as required by funding sources through the electronic clinical record software and/or accreditation agencies to include case notes, and all other correspondence. Must meet all expected productivity levels, in regard to direct service provision to consumers. All other duties assigned by Supervisor and/or Program Director
Reports to: Program Coordinator – Supported Employment Services
Location : West Orange, NJ