Counselor / Veteran Supports / Brain Injury Focus

Norfolk, Virginia, United States · CSS

Description

Counselor / Veteran Supports / Brain Injury Focus - Norfolk

Do you have education or experience in human services and counseling? Put your skills and passions to work helping individuals with disabilities, with a focus on brain injuries, 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.


Application Process:
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.

Job Description:
Provide Community Support Services to persons with disabilities - with a focus on Brain Injury. 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 Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Outdoor Recreation education a plus.

Requirements

Specific job duties include:
* Assess client skills and abilities and requirements of specific employment situations for the purpose of job/client matching;
* Write Individual Service Plans (ISP), for each client outlining all goals, objectives and methods of evaluating goal attainment;
* Maintain required documentation on each client;
* Prepare written reports in the appropriate format for the referral source on a monthly, quarterly, or as-needed basis;
* Communicate with employers at local businesses to develop employment opportunities for specific clients with severe/most severe disabilities;
* Assist clients with application and interview process and coordinate arrangements for job placement;
* 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;
* Provide on-going assessment and follow-along services as needed and authorized;
* Provide Independent Living Skills & Life Skills Training, to clients in community based, individual settings;
* Prepare written materials for clients, employers and counselors;
* Communicate with referral sources and other service providers on an on-going basis in a holistic approach to providing long-term service to persons with severe/most severe disabilities, including the need for (and use of) authorized hours in advance;
* Perform intake assessments;
* Provide job site consultations and back-up support as needed;
* Advocate the employment 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;
* Use a computer and telephone effectively;
* Communicate effectively with clients and staff verbally and in written form;
* Manage time effectively and have availability to work various hours of the day and night;
* Complete paperwork in a timely manner;
* Attend and actively engage in Employer Network meetings;
* Attend and actively engage in Supported Employment Provider Forums;
* Obtain and report relevant ongoing education;
* Participate in appropriate rehabilitation professional associations;
* Assist Director in training new staff;
* Perform other duties as assigned.


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.

Benefits

Full-time benefits:
401-K/Retirement Plan
Dental Insurance
Flexible Benefits
Health Insurance
Holidays
Life Insurance
Short-term disability
Education and tuition reimbursement
Mileage reimbursement
Cell phone

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