Acacia Network, the leading Latino integrated care nonprofit in the nation, offers the community, from children to seniors, a pathway to behavioral and primary healthcare, housing, and empowerment. We are visionary leaders transforming the triple aim of high quality, great experience at a lower cost. Acacia champions a collaborative environment to deliver vital health, housing and community building services, work we have been doing since 1969. By hiring talented individuals like you, we’ve been able to expand quickly, with offices in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Orlando, Tennessee, Maryland and Puerto Rico.
We are seeking a Vocational Counselor to work with clients in identifying, developing, and meeting their career and educational goals by providing individual and/or group job development and placement activities.
Responsibilities consist of but not limited to:
-Provide individual and group vocational counseling. Assist clients in the development of realistic short and long-term vocational goals through individual counseling sessions.
-Conduct career exploration and other job related workshops.
-Refer for TABE testing and refer clients for in-house or community GED and/or literacy development courses.
-Provide comprehensive vocational evaluation.
-Write and maintain progress notes, vocational treatment plan in accordance with agency, state and funder regulations.
-Coordinate and network with various city and private agencies to locate employment opportunities for clientele. Keep updated regarding job fairs and Internet resources.
-Make cold calls/visits to potential employers; explain the benefits of vocational program support and other benefits of hiring ex-offender including addressing employer’s special needs
-Assist clients with job referrals, internships, and education or training programs, and makes referrals to same. Conduct follow up with employers.
-Educate clients on current job market via counseling, workshops, outings, etc.
-Participate in case reviews, case conferences and departmental team meetings as needed.
-Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.
-Bachelor’s degree required. Masters in rehabilitation counseling or related field preferred
-Certified Rehabilitation Counselor a plus.
-Minimum 2 years of experience in vocational counseling
-Understanding of substance abuse issues and women’s issues in recovery Demonstrated experience in effective communication, proficient computer skills, organization and multitasking
-Bilingual a plus
We offer to the chosen candidate a generous compensation package!
*Acacia network is an Equal Opportunity Employer*