Vocational Counselor
Project Renewal

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Post Date: Oct 06, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
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Location: US - New York - New York, NY, USA
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Title: Vocational Counselor
Program: Next Step ACE
Program Description:
Next Step ACE is an employment program for individuals with serious mental illness who seek meaningful jobs in the competitive employment market. The ACE Vocational Counselor will work one-on-one with clients to assess their capability and experience and to develop and implement vocational plans that provide them with the tools they need to find and retain employment. This will include preparing resumes, conducting mock job interviews, responding to job leads, assisting clients applying to on-line positions and providing extensive retention support. The Vocational Counselor will also assist with outreach and recruitment efforts to help enroll new clients.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Coordinator of Next Step ACE, duties include but are not limited to:
• Assessing client vocational skills and limitations
• Developing highly customized employment plans for each client
• Placing clients into jobs that result in job placement and retention milestone goals for various contracts
• Completing all client documentation, including weekly and monthly case notes that record services provided and outstanding issues to be addressed
• Entering client information and progress into various databases including Salesforce, NYESS, NYC MedPortal, and others as required
• Helping clients with full range of job preparation activities including preparing resumes, drafting cover letters, applying for jobs online, and practicing effective interview skills
• Advocating on a client’s behalf in all job-related issues (post-employment)
• Providing retention support including regular in-person or phone/email contact
• Coordinating with other services providers to assist clients in meeting their goals
• Scheduling and conducting outreach for client recruitment
• Other duties as assigned

• BA required, Master’s degree preferred in mental health, vocational counseling, social work or related field
• Previous experience in vocational counseling and/or working with individuals with serious mental illness or similar population is essential
• Two years previous vocational experience required
• Computer proficiency is a must

Effective September 13, 2021, all newly hired Project Renewal staff must: 1) provide one-time status verification of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 OR 2) provide verification of first does of a two-dose series of Covid-19 vaccination.

Contact Details

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