Vocational / Recreational Specialist
The Bridge, Inc

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Post Date: Oct 22, 2019
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Competitive
Location: US - New York - Bronx
Job Reference: Harmony Court
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Under the supervision of the Program Director the Vocational/Recreation Counselor will provide individual and group vocational and recreational assessments. The Vocational/Recreation Counselor will participate in Support Planning with the Case Manager and client to identify client strengths, needs, abilities, and goals. The Vocational/Recreation Counselor educates clients about vocational and educational services and trainings in the community while completing timely documentation in accordance with agency policy. The Vocational/Recreation Specialist is also responsible for running recreational groups as well as special program events to promote community engagement and skill building especially social and emotional skills. The staff person will carry a case load of clients as indicated based on clinical assessment and/or in accordance with the needs of the program.

BA required, Master’s preferred with experience working in a supportive residential program and/or with individuals with serious mental illness and backgrounds homelessness.

Experience working with mental health, crisis intervention and managing trauma triggered behavior. Excellent time management skills; stress resistant, flexible; team player; open to feedback; creative; excellent organizational skills; willingness to perform CPR/First Aid/AED/CPI/Naloxone. Ability to work in a high stress, high paced environment. Preferred knowledge of AWARDS. Knowledge of local health, education, and benefits resources for under served populations. Knowledge or experience with