Job Description

Summary

Provides consultation and monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation planning, guidance and counseling, skills training; job development, employment planning, specialized job placement and supported employment for the vocational rehabilitation of members with physical or mental disabilities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists members with engagement, readiness, selecting, securing and retaining employment or educational goals.
  2. May conduct psychosocial rehabilitation, interest, and vocational skills assessments for all enrolled members.
  3. Appropriately formulates Vocational Goals and Objectives by collaborating with RSA/VR Counselors in developing with the member an Individual Vocational Employment Plans (IVEP) and acts as a consultant to Care Managers, Care Coordinators and other agency staff in making vocational decisions.
  4. Assists members with engagement in pre-vocational, vocational, educational and community involvement services, as guided by the 7 principles of the SAMHSA supported employment model.
  5. Provides supported employment community referrals for job development, job site training and job support services to members in meeting problems of personal, social, and vocational adjustment
  6. Provides employment planning, recovery, service coordination, and placement.
  7. Maintains a job placement data base.
  8. Provides member advocacy, as needed, to ensure delivery of required services.
  9. Participates in staffing’s, Adult Recovery Team meetings or other meetings, as appropriate.
  10. Maintains regular contact with treatment team staff and community stakeholders.
  11. Orients members to the assessment process; administers and interprets test results to determine learning capacity, work-related aptitudes, abilities and limitations, behavioral factors affecting vocational performance and rehabilitation potential of members; makes objective observations of all behaviors essential to the world of work; and recommends specific goals and services to members.
  12. Teaches basic educational and vocational skills.
  13. Assists members with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of assistive technology devices(s).
  14. Collaborates with members in researching and exploring services related to General Equivalency Diploma (GED) attainment and post-secondary education endeavors.
  15. Performs other related duties in accordance with agency growth and changes.

Skills / Requirements

Education:

  • A minimum of a High School or G.E.D.
  • Rehabilitation counseling, vocational evaluation, vocational rehabilitation, degree preferred.

Experience:

  • High School/G.E.D. - plus four (4) years of relevant professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation, or rehabilitation.
  • Associates – plus three (3) years of relevant professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation, or rehabilitation.
  • Bachelors - plus two (2) years of relevant professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation, or rehabilitation.
  • Masters - plus one (1) year of relevant professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation, or rehabilitation.
  • Human Resources (recruitment, job placement) experience a plus.

Certification:

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license, proof of current insurance and willingness to use personal vehicle.  Driver’s license is an essential requirement for performing duties for this position.
  • Clean Motor Vehicle Record - no more than 2 moving violations or a license suspension in past 3 years.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Must be able to travel to members’ home environments.

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