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Services for the UnderServed, Inc (SUS) Vocational Specialist in Far Rockaway, New York

The Vocational Specialist conducts initial vocational/educational assessment for all clients within specified time frame and makes determinations for job readiness, including programs that will target youth and young adults. The Vocational Specialist prepares and conducts scheduled educational groups addressing interviewing, daily living and interpersonal skill development, conduct mock interviewing sessions with clients. The incumbent coordinates community referrals and follows-up on initial assessment and recommendations and network with the business community to assist with maintaining and developing relationships to promote job development and placement for individuals. The ideal candidate has the ability to establish trust and a rapport with mentally ill and/or substance abuse consumers, their families, or significant others ability to design and conduct task focused groups and knowledge of group process.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation is preferred, BA in Human Services related field required

  • A minimum of two years educational and habilitative experience

  • Strong computer skills

  • Familiarity with AWARDS preferredhttp://www.asapnys.org/

  • Valid driver’s license required.

Join a team of employees who cares about the wellbeing of others. We believe in fostering a culture built on our core values: respect, integrity, support, maximizing individual potential and continuous quality improvement.

S:US is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. S:US is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities, including allowance of the use of services animals. To request reasonable accommodation or if you believe such a request was improperly handled or denied, contact the Director of Recruitment at 646-565-5894.

Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting sus.org.

Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance; 403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays

External Company Name: Services For The Underserved, Inc.

External Company URL: http://sus.org/

Street: Beach 85th

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