Vocational Specialist (ACT Team)
Provides vocational services including but not limited to job readiness assessments, job readiness training, budgeting, resume writing, interviewing training, and disability assistance. Builds relationships with employers and potential employers and social security office. Provides services in clients' homes and their communities.
Bachelor Degree in social services field; Master Degree Preferred
1 year of training or experience in vocational services, employment, or relevant social services
Be over 18 years of age.
Possess a valid Louisiana driver's license or Louisiana State ID.
Communicates respectfully and effectively and establishes professional relationships through active listening and demonstration of empathy and positive regard.
Promotes recovery, independence, and personal choice for participants.
Assists clients in identifying strengths, needs, and realistic goals to develop a service plan.
Accurately identifies risk and responds appropriately.
Effectively teaches vocational, recreational and/or social skills.
Demonstrates knowledge of behavioral health symptoms, interventions, and impact.
Maintains professional boundaries and operates within agency / ethical guidelines.
Knowledge of agency and community resources and referral processes.
Job Duties/Skills Required
Participates as part of a multidisciplinary team providing services for vocational rehabilitation.
Completes assessments to help with recreational or social activities and/ or job skills coaching and preparation.
Provides guidance, adaptive skills teaching to secure and retain employment, and referral to resources.
Conducts business with a manner of professionalism that is conducive to recovery from mental illness and overall wellness.
Provides supportive services for clients and arranges for the provision of services from community resources based on the case plan.
Participates in setting case plan goals/objectives. Completes case plans with clients.
Interviews clients and completes assessments and other clinical documentation.
Completes case logs on all client services and insures that logs are entered into the electronic data management system of the program they are employed by.
Performs regular case maintenance activities including documenting actions, making narrative entries, preparing necessary reports and/or social summaries, etc.
Consults with facility personnel and administrative field personnel; collects and analyzes data to identify needs for the assigned special services program within the particular service area.
Ascertains resources outside of Start when necessary to meet client’s specific needs.
Maintains a clear driving record in order to be able to drive company vehicles to provide transportation to clients.
Attends daily staff meetings and supervision.
Assists ACT team and ACT Coordinator with additional duties, oversight or specific functions, or serving as lead role to other Community Support Specialists.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance, Vision insurance, Dental insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, 14 Paid Holidays per year for regular full time staff, Disability insurance, 401(k), 401(k) matching
About Start Corporation
Start Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984. Our Mission is to promote opportunities, which enhance the self-sufficiency of people who are impaired in their abilities to live and function independently.