Vocational Counselor job description (This is a PART-TIME position).
Education Requirements: Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent.
Experience Requirements: A minimum of one year working in the job development, vocational and/or wellness field directly with persons served. Must have a working knowledge about progression of and recovery from active addiction.
Licensure/Certification: Completion of all requirements as per the CCISC Initiative; Completion of all training as per the Trauma Informed Care Initiative; and Valid Florida Driver’s License approved by Better Way’s Insurance Carrier.
Skills/Abilities: Ability to work as a team member and have management, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; Ability to work under stressful conditions and be flexible in relation to department needs; Demonstrates Proficiency in Verbal & Written Communication Skills; Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Privacy and Confidentiality Laws as per 42 CFR, Part 2 and HIPAA (1996); Knowledge of 12-Step Programs (addiction and recovery); Knowledge of Co-Occurring Disorders and the State of Florida CCISC Initiative; Ability to complete University of South Florida Co-Occurring Modules during two-week departmental orientation or 14 days.
Description of Duties:
- Perform vocational assessment on each Residential client from 15 – 30 days after admissions.
- Perform assessment within the first 10 days after admissions for clients directly admitted to the Day/Night program, unless already successfully employed.
- Keep ongoing notes on all clients’ progress.
- Conduct job readiness “work groups”; The topics will include but not limited to attitudes toward work, resume writing, interview skills, filling out job applications, job retention skills, interpersonal skills and job search techniques.
- Inform Primary Counselors when clients have become gainfully employed.
- Assist program Staff in the gathering of documentation, (State ID cards, social security cards, etc.), and retrieval of statistical information which may include computer or clerical work.
- Maintain electronic files on all clients.
- Procure and maintain contacts with available community resources, making referrals, providing job leads, and follow-up after placement.
- Identify social service needs and referring clients to available community resources.
- Supervise clients in completing all relative documentation.
- Complete monthly reports as appropriate.
- Facilitate new client orientations.
- Issue bus passes appropriately.
- Encourages adoption of habits that are conducive to a higher quality of life.
Better Way of Miami, Inc. complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practice.