Vocational Counselor I/II – Education Specialist I/II – Bannock

Position Summary: Responsible for rehabilitation activities which support consumers who want vocational evaluations, work adjustment training, and skill training for volunteer assignments, work experiences, part-time or full-time employment. Responsible for rehabilitative educational, wellness, and social activities which support consumers in their personal recovery plan.

SALARY RANGE:

VC I – $16.24/hr. – $19.49/hr. (Bachelor)

VC II – $18.84/hr. – $22.64/hr. (Master, or Bachelor + 5 yr)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Complete comprehensive vocational assessments, utilizing aptitude, interest and other assessment tools.
  • Develop individualized training plans for consumers in the vocational/rehabilitation program.
  • Coordination of consumer's activities at assigned work stations/sites.
  • Monitor consumer progresses and complete case management activities with clients or clinicians.
  • Complete consumer data, reports and clinical documentation as required.
  • Participate in pre-vocational partial care services.
  • Conduct and support educational opportunities such as computer training, culinary training, wellness, training, and general education.
  • Plan and facilitate social activities within the community and with the program.
  • Coordinate care between the rehabilitation department and the clinical team.
  • Complete consumer data, reports, and clinical documentation as required.
  • Perform duties as assigned.

Education:

Vocational Counselor I

  • Bachelor degree in rehabilitation or specific job duties with one year of experience.
  • Bachelor degree in related field with one year of vocational experience or experience related to specific job duties.
  • Three years of vocational experience or experience related to specific job duties.

Vocational Counselor II

  • Masters degree in vocational rehabilitation or specific job duties.
  • Masters degree in related field and one year of vocational experience, or experience related to specific job duties.
  • Bachelors degree in rehabilitation and three years vocational experience, or experience related to specific job duties.
  • Bachelors degree in related field and four years vocational experience or experience related to specific job duties.
  • Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner or willingness to obtain certification within one year highly preferred.

Experience: Mental health experience or similar social/human services experience preferred.

Skills: Ability to teach adult learners, and work with a number of different learning styles. Flexibility to tailor instruction and expectations to individual consumers. Knowledge of vocational community resources and the local community. Proficiency and knowledge of computer technology and resources. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening or weekend hours.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 40 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 40 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening or weekend hours.


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