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Behavioral Health (Greenhope Services for Women)

Vocational Counselor  New York, NY  : 7/17/2021
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Job Category:

Behavioral Health (Greenhope Services for Women)

Position Type:

Full Time


The vocational counselor will counsel clients in identifying, developing, and meeting their career and educational goals by providing individual and/or group job development and placement activities Salary range is $45-48K
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                                          
  • Provide individual and group vocational counseling. Assist clients in the development of realistic short and long-term vocational goals through individual counseling sessions.
  • Conduct career exploration and other job related workshops.
  • Refer for TABE testing and refer clients for in-house or community GED and/or literacy development courses.
  • Provide comprehensive vocational evaluation.
  • Write and maintain progress notes, vocational treatment plan in accordance with agency, state and funder regulations.
  • Coordinate and network with various city and private agencies to locate employment opportunities for clientele. Keep updated regarding job fairs and Internet resources.
  • Make cold calls/visits to potential employers; explain the benefits of vocational program support and other benefits of hiring ex-offender including addressing employer’s special needs
  • Assist clients with job referrals, internships, and education or training programs, and makes referrals to same. Conduct follow up with employers.
  • Educate clients on current job market via counseling, workshops, outings, etc.
  • Participate in case reviews, case conferences and departmental team meetings as needed.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Masters in rehabilitation counseling or related field or Bachelor’s degree plus two years experience in vocational counseling.
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) a plus.
  • Understanding of substance abuse issues and women’s issues in recovery.
  • Bilingual – Spanish speaking a plus.
*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

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