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Vocational Coordinator in Bronx at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 6/23/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bronx
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/23/2018

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The PROS Vocational Coordinator carries out the services of the supported employment program by assisting participants in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment in integrated job settings.  The Coordinator has direct service responsibility for the PROS vocational component.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for program development and quality improvement efforts.
  • Communicate and educate participants, families, colleagues and community partners about the principles and procedures of supported employment.
  • Conduct initial and ongoing vocational assessments, identifying participant interests, strengths, skills, abilities, and unique set of challenges towards the goal of matching them with jobs.
  • Assist participants in job development, job match, networking and job search activities directed toward positions that are consistent with their needs and interests
  • Help participants obtain competitive employment in integrated job settings
  • Provide individualized follow along services in the community to assist participants in sustaining employment
  • Develop jobs in the community; reach out to and engage potential employers
  • Provide education and support to employer, as agreed upon by the participant, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow along contact with the employer
  • Provide services to participants individually and in groups
  • Provide outreach services as necessary to participants when they appear to disengage from services
  • Participate as part of the PROS service delivery team to coordinate and integrate vocational services into recovery and rehabilitation services
  • Complete all necessary paperwork
  • Track and analyze supported employment outcomes
  • Participate in external and inter-agency initiatives and programs
  • Provide reports and documentation as required by JB and external regulatory agencies
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED :

  • 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.
  • Evening hours may be required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE :

  • General knowledge in job development, job marketing and job securing is strongly desired. 
  • Experience working with adults living with mental illness is preferred.