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.
- Assists members with engagement, readiness, selecting, securing and retaining employment or educational goals.
- May conduct psychosocial rehabilitation, interest, and vocational skills assessments for all enrolled members.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Provides employment planning, recovery, service coordination, and placement.
- Maintains a job placement data base.
- Provides member advocacy, as needed, to ensure delivery of required services.
- Participates in staffing’s, Adult Recovery Team meetings or other meetings, as appropriate.
- Maintains regular contact with treatment team staff and community stakeholders.
- 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.
- Teaches basic educational and vocational skills.
- Assists members with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of assistive technology devices(s).
- Collaborates with members in researching and exploring services related to General Equivalency Diploma (GED) attainment and post-secondary education endeavors.
- Performs other related duties in accordance with agency growth and changes.
Skills / Requirements
- A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in rehabilitation counseling, vocational evaluation, vocational rehabilitation, or other related degree.
- 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
- Not applicable
- 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.
- Bilingual a plus
- Extensive knowledge of community resources.
- Extensive knowledge of behavioral health challenges which include knowledge of the impacts of mental illness, domestic violence, and the dynamics of addictive behavior.
- Familiarity with various ethnic and cultural groups.
- Intermediate to advanced computer skills using MS Office products, Word, Excel, Access, etc., importing/exporting data to/from applications.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Ability to communicate and interact with members currently in treatment.
- Ability to effectively handle crisis/emergency situations and take necessary actions.
- Ability to work as a member of a team.