Job description

Full-Time (Mon-Fri: 8:00am to 4:00pm)

$38,000/yr

  • Provide Vocational Evaluation, Short-term Evaluations and Community-Based Work Evaluation (CBWE) services for individuals referred, including intake, orientation, testing, and monitoring of participant
  • Complete required documentation for all services as outlined by the funding source
  • Act as a liaison to school transition staff and oversee transition services
  • Provide guidance, support and resources to students/consumers transitioning in/from schools
  • Review new referrals; send start letter within 5 business days of receiving new referral to schedule intakes
  • Follow up on new referrals that do not come to their first & second appointment, if consumer does not attend collect paperwork, and return voucher to DVR counselor in a timely manner – not more than 20 days after receiving referral
  • Explain and review all company policies, procedures and handbook to new referrals, provide tours (if applicable)
  • Complete required documentation (including Intakes, IWEP Plans, Progress Notes, and other required documentation) within specified timeframes
  • Administer evaluation tests based on the interest/needs of consumers and at the request of the referral agency and under the supervision of the Director of Rehab
  • Provide vocational counseling to consumers for career development and job exploration as needed
  • Score and compile all vocational test material and complete evaluation/observation summary reports
  • Provide health & safety orientations to consumers (if applicable)
  • Complete case notations on a daily basis related to consumers’ behaviors, attitudes and/or characteristics observed during evaluation assessments
  • Monitor and observe Transition students when in a Structured Learning Experiences
  • Provide vocational counseling for Transition students to determine successful transition plans for community integration and goals after high school
  • Complete all progress notes per the progress note and paperwork compliance procedure
  • Enter all consumer information into Foothold Awards system
  • Maintain accurate test score records and files and re-test DVE consumers as needed
  • Build professional relationships with referral sources and assist with recruitment of potential candidates
  • Serve as an agency representative at community and social service meetings
  • Assist with the development of new employer sites for CBWE and Internship Development programs
  • Organize and prioritize daily, weekly and monthly schedule
  • Maintain all appointments on the Outlook calendar
  • Compile statistical information on consumers’ activities in all Vocational Evaluation programs assigned, on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Participate in DVE and CBWE consumer case conferences
  • If fluent in another language, may be asked to translate on behalf of rehab consumers as needed
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion in all communication and when making decisions that impact individuals, the group of individuals, and/or in crisis situations
  • Develop and maintain positive & productive relationships with coworkers, supervisors, and other colleagues, individuals, parents & caretakers, and support teams
  • Become familiar with CARF regulations and assure services provided and documentation maintained is CARF compliant
  • Help prepare for and participate in CARF audits
  • Attend rehab dept. and all staff meetings
  • Other duties and assignments as may be assigned at the sole discretion of the employer

What you need to have

Skills
  • Intermediate Word, Excel and Outlook preferred
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Highly organized self-starter, excellent organizational and administrative skills. Must be able to prioritize and multi-task
  • Navigate and negotiate through difficult situations
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees
  • Lifting a minimum of 30 lbs (must be able to stand, bend and lift)
  • Supervise DVE and CBWE consumers in various work environments, including retail, production, janitorial, office and warehouse (some areas may be cluttered or dusty)
Prior experience & qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an accredited school in related field required
  • 1 year of experience in mental health, vocational rehabilitation, or case management preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish) and/or ASL preferred
  • Field work is required
Languages
This opportunity requires fluency in English, Spanish