What it means to work at Fedcap
The Fedcap Group is a family of companies that provides programs and services that changes the lives of persons with barriers. We help individuals move toward independence as valued members of their communities and in the workplace. Fedcap was one of the first vocational rehabilitation programs for the physically disabled in the United States and has broadened its services to address many more people who are marginalized. An organization started in 1935 by three World War I veterans who came home from war and could not find work because of their injuries, has become a vibrant organization where the opportunities are endless. Fedcap employees take pride in their work and enrich the lives of others. We are each a part of a team that makes a difference every day and provides the “Power of Possible.”
WeCARE is an internationally acclaimed workforce development program founded and administered by the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA). WeCARE provides a continuum of integrated services designed to help public assistance recipients overcome barriers to employment and to become more financially self-sufficient. The program services include medical, mental health, and substance abuse assessments and referrals; case management; comprehensive service planning; vocational evaluations; federal disability program application preparation and submission; work readiness and computer skills training; academic and vocational education referrals; work experience internship placement and monitoring; and job placement and retention services.
The Vocational Evaluation Supervisor manages and supervises the Vocational Evaluation team and assesses the work skills, abilities, work readiness, and vocational potential through administration of aptitude and educational achievement of the clients at the program site.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Researches, develops and implements new tests, measure and report formats to meet the needs of the agency and varying disability populations.
- Mentors, coaches and assists in the training of other staff members as necessary.
- Supervise the measurement and recording of client responses to motivational techniques and criticism, as well as organizational ability, perseverance, attendance, punctuality, flexibility, interpersonal skills, work habits and communication skills.
- Oversee the development of employment plans, including education and vocational training referrals, Work Experience Program (WEP) referrals, and appropriate jobs/job families, based on the results of the DVE and other medical, mental health, substance abuse and psychosocial assessments.
- Case conference with other WeCARE service providers on an as needed basis, including case managers, work readiness and computer instructors, job placement coordinators, job preparation counselors and WEP specialists.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of vocational systems and valid testing procedures required as well as knowledge of the labor market and world of work.
- Highly organized and detail-oriented.
- Ability to be patient and sensitive to individuals with disabilities.
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.
- Bi-lingual (English-Spanish) candidates preferred.
- Bachelor's degree in vocational rehabilitation, vocational education, psychology, or education or the equivalent in a related field.
- Current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor credentials from the Commission on Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
- Minimum of 3 years prior relevant experience in vocational assessment required with 1 year in a Supervisory role