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Case Associate/Vocational Specialist in Bronx at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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Job Description

Bronx REAL PROS located on 55 Westchester Square offers recovery-oriented and rehabilitation services for individuals 18 years and older who are living with mental illness. Participants develop personalized recovery plans to realize life role goals and integrate into the community. The program utilizes evidence-based practices, person-centered individual and group services, and optional vocational and clinical services to assist participants in achieving their goals.

PURPOSE: Vocational Specialist carries out the services of the supported employment program by assisting consumers in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment in integrated job settings.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

1. Communicate and educate consumers, families, colleagues and community partners about the principles and procedures of supported employment
2. Conduct initial and on-going vocational assessments, identifying consumers’ interests, strengths, skills, abilities, and unique set of challenges towards the goal of matching them with jobs
3. Assist consumers in job development, job match, networking and job search activities directed toward positions that are consistent with their needs and interests
4. Help consumers obtain competitive employment in integrated job settings
5. Provide individualized follow along services in the community to assist consumers in sustaining employment
6. Develop jobs in the community; reach out to and engage potential employers
7. Provide education and support to employer, as agreed upon by the consumer, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow along contact with the employer
8. Provide services to consumers individually and in groups
9. Provide outreach services as necessary to consumers when they appear to disengage from services
10. Participate as part of the PROS service delivery team to coordinate and integrate vocational services into recovery and rehabilitation services
11. Complete all necessary paperwork
12. Track and analyze supported employment outcomes
13. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree and one year of related vocational experience or a High School Diploma and three years of related vocational experience, preferably as a job developer.  General knowledge and experience in job development, job marketing and job securing is strongly desired.  Experience working with adults with disabilities is preferred