Vocational Counselor - Brain Injury/Veteran Focus
Vocational Counselor - Brain Injury/Veteran - Northern Virginia
Do you have education or experience in human services and counseling? Do you know the NOVA area? Put your skills and passions to work helping veterans and other individuals with disabilities achieve independence. This is not an office job. Exact hours will depend on your clients' needs. You must have a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, ability to plan your day and then shift gears, if necessary, to accommodate last-minute developments.
Full time and Part time interest will be considered.
Please apply online The Choice Group retains submitted resumes and cover letters for 180 days, so candidates who have applied within that period need not reapply.
Provide Community-based Supported Employment services and Community Support Services to persons with disabilities. Work with all populations, but with a focus on Brain Injury and Veterans. At least a Bachelor degree in a related field and related experience, including prior work with brain injury rehabilitation, is needed. This position requires a self-starter with computer and time management skills, who can work a flexible schedule. Good driving record and documentation of adequate insurance required. Compensation based on education, skills, and prior knowledge of and experience with Vocational Counselor. Experience with people with disabilities a plus. Military experience a plus.
Specific job duties include:
EOE/VEVRAA Federal Contractor - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Compensation: Compensation is based on qualifications, education, experience, and additional appropriate skills.
- Provide Vocational Counseling, Supported Employment (SE) services, and Community Support Services (CSS) training to clients in community based, individual settings.
- Perform intake assessment to make recommendations regarding program participation.
- Write Individual Service Plans (ISP) for each consumer outlining all goals, objectives and methods of evaluating goal attainment;
- Assist clients with application and interview process and coordinate arrangements for job placement
- Develop resumes and cover letters, or provide support as needed;
- Train and counsel clients, in competitive employment using systematic instructional techniques, compensatory strategies, job adaptation/modification and positive behavioral support techniques;
- Monitor and evaluate client work performance by collecting skill acquisition and production data and obtaining feedback from client, employer and coworkers, providing additional training or intervention as needed;
- Prepare written materials for consumers, their care team, Rehabilitation Counselors, Case Managers and other referral sources.
- Communicate with referral sources and other service providers on an on-going basis in a holistic approach to providing effective services to persons with severe/most severe disabilities;
- Use a computer and telephone effectively
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Manage time
- Complete paperwork in a timely manner
- Obtain training on an on-going basis regarding new developments and theoretical models in the field.
- Learn and incorporate best practices in Community Support Services.
- Advocate for the independence of persons with severe/most severe disabilities with family members, service providers and employers through one to one and group presentations;
- Participate in the process of achieving and maintaining CARF accreditation.
- Review and implement Community Support Services program policies/procedures as directed by the President.
- Assist Director in performing intake assessments;
Education and tuition reimbursement