Vocational Counselor
Project Renewal

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Post Date: Apr 07, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
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Location: US - New York - New York
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Description
Title:                Vocational Specialist
Program:         Third Street and Kenton Hall

Overall Responsibilities:
The Vocational Case Manager will provide comprehensive case management services to pre-employment clients located at the Third Street and Kenton Hall homeless shelters for men (located around the corner from each other). He/she will provide direct support to the Vocational Counselor and will directly assist clients with acquiring all documents, services, and material items needed to obtain employment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential duties of the Vocational Specialist include but are not limited to the following activities:
•        Assisting with the assessment of client vocational skills, strengths, and barriers to employment.
•        Helping clients obtain documentation for employment including valid I-9 documents, diplomas, licenses, credentials, and certificates.
•        Ensuring clients have working phone number with appropriate voicemail message and professional email address.
•        Referring clients as needed to obtain business attire, haircuts, and other services related to personal hygiene and professional appearance.
•        Assisting clients with obtaining rap sheets, certificates of relief from disabilities, and other documents needed for employment.
•        Educating clients how employment will impact their benefits and referring clients to Entitlement Specialists for further assistance with benefits and budgeting.
•        Helping clients gather information regarding their work history.
•        Monitoring weekly attendance and performance for internship and training programs.
•        Facilitating group workshops as needed.
•        Communicating with shelter staff about clients’ progress and collaborating to assist with employment goals.
•        Entering accurate and timely client information, progress, and documentation into required databases and case records.
•        Participating in various staff meetings at Next Step, Third Street, and Kenton Hall.
•        Supervising clients during work shifts for internship and training programs

Requirements:
•        Bachelor’s degree is required
•        Must have at least 1 year of experience in case management, vocational counseling or workforce development serving special populations including adults with histories of homelessness, substance use, criminal backgrounds, and/or serious mental illness
•        Knowledge of public benefits and entitlements is strongly preferred
•        Excellent communication and computer skills are a must


Contact Details

Address: 200 Varick Street
State/Province: New York
Country: United States
Email: careers@projectrenewal.org