The Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist works as part of the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) multidisciplinary team and provides personalized job development skills and training, finds employment and educational training opportunities for persons served; evaluates work readiness; and works with employers to access job opportunities.
Participate as a member of the Individual Treatment Team (ITT), participate in Daily Organizational Meeting (DOM)
Provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services, with some interventions directed or performed by staff with specialty training
Provide individual vocational-supportive counseling to enable persons served to identify vocational strengths and problems, establish vocational and career goals and plans to reach them and recognize and target symptoms of mental illness that interfere with work.
Plan and provide work-related supportive services, such as assistance with grooming and personal hygiene, securing of appropriate clothing, wake-up calls, and transportation
Teach job seeking skills
Conduct on the job performance assessments and evaluations, regular work review sessions with person served and their employers, on the job support, and crisis assistance contacts
Perform job coaching, problem solving, and support on and off the job site
Other duties as required
Why Vinfen? We are committed to you! We offer great training, great benefits, career growth and job security!
Our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes:
A fully funded, employer-sponsored retirement plan that requires no employee contribution as well as an employee-funded 403(b) plan
Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision plans
Employer-paid Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Generous Vacation, Holiday, Personal and Sick Time Benefits
Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts (Health and Dependent care)
Educational Assistance and Remission Programs
$500 Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap!
Other generous benefits and perks!
Founded in 1977, for 40 years Vinfen has been a leading nonprofit human services organization that "transforms lives" by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals. To learn more about Vinfen, and/or to apply to this or other Vinfen positions, please visit our website at www.vinfen.org/careers. My Job. My Community. My Vinfen.
Vinfen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Bachelor's degree in human services, psychology or related field strongly preferred. In some cases experience may be substituted for education
Demonstrated experience working with people with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) in employment rehabilitation settings
Strong commitment to the right and ability of program person served to live, work, and seek supports as the general population at large
Ability to work independently as well as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
All applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a current, valid, US drivers' license for at least one year. Additionally, this position requires a fully insured vehicle that you will use in the course of your daily work. You must be willing to transport clients in your vehicle.