Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Join Our Team of Dedicated Counselors

Job Opportunity - Job Coach / Vocational Counselor  

( Many Regions in Virginia ) 



Do you have an interest, education or experience in human services?  Put your

skills and passions to work helping individuals with disabilities achieve

employment and independence.  This is not an office job.  Exact hours will

depend on your clients' work hours.  You must have a valid driver’s license,

dependable transportation, ability to plan your day and then shift gears, if

necessary, to accommodate last-minute developments.

Application Process:

Please email resume and cover letter as Word attachments to

resume@thechoicegroup.com, indicating "VC" in the subject line. The Choice

Group retains submitted resumes and cover letters for 180 days, so candidates

who have applied within that period need not reapply.

Job Description:

Provide supported employment, life skills training and related services to persons

with disabilities.  At least a Bachelor degree in a related field and related

experience is required.  Signing skills are a plus.  This position requires a self-

starter with computer and time management skills, who can work a flexible

schedule.  Good driving record and documentation of adequate insurance

required.  Compensation based on education, skills, and experience.

Specific job duties include:

* Assess client skills and abilities and requirements of specific employment

situations for the purpose of job/client matching;

* Write Individual Service Plans (ISP), for each client outlining all goals,

objectives and methods of evaluating goal attainment;

* Maintain required documentation on each client;

* Prepare written reports in the appropriate format for the referral source on a

monthly, quarterly, or as-needed basis;

* Communicate with employers at local businesses to develop employment

opportunities for specific clients with severe/most severe disabilities;

* Assist clients with application and interview process and coordinate

arrangements for job placement;

* Train and counsel clients, in competitive employment using systematic

instructional techniques, compensatory strategies, job adaptation/modification

and positive behavioral support techniques;

* Monitor and evaluate client work performance by collecting skill acquisition and

production data and obtaining feedback from client, employer and coworkers,

providing additional training or intervention as needed;

* Provide on-going assessment and follow-along services as needed and

authorized;

* Provide Independent Living Skills & Life Skills Training, to clients in community

based, individual settings;

* Prepare written materials for clients, employers and counselors;

* Communicate with referral sources and other service providers on an on-going

basis in a holistic approach to providing long-term service to persons with

severe/most severe disabilities, including the need for (and use of) authorized

hours in advance;

* Perform intake assessments;

* Provide job site consultations and back-up support as needed;

* Advocate the employment of persons with severe/most severe disabilities with

family members, service providers and employers through one to one and group

presentations;

* Participate in the process of achieving and maintaining CARF accreditation;

* Use a computer and telephone effectively;

* Communicate effectively with clients and staff verbally and in written form;

* Manage time effectively and have availability to work various hours of the day

and night;

* Complete paperwork in a timely manner;

* Attend and actively engage in Employer Network meetings;

* Attend and actively engage in Supported Employment Provider Forums;

* Obtain and report relevant ongoing education;

* Participate in appropriate rehabilitation professional associations;

* Assist Director in training new staff;

* Perform other duties as assigned.

Full-time benefits:

401-K/Retirement Plan

Dental Insurance

Flexible Benefits

Flexible Work Schedule

Health Insurance

Holidays

Life Insurance

Sick Leave

Vacation

Short-term disability

Education and tuition reimbursement

Mileage reimbursement

Cell phone

EOE/VEVRAA Federal Contractor - All qualified applicants will receive

consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual

orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Compensation: Compensation is based on qualifications, education, and

experience.

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