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Community Based Vocational Counselor III - Canton, NY

Posted: 06/11/2021

Are you the kind of person who needs to help others to feel fulfilled? We’re looking for team-oriented professionals who are not only passionate about working with people with special needs, but who also value optimism, creativity, kindness and compassion! We’re proud of our company culture and if you think your values align with our mission and vision, we encourage you to apply!


The Community Based Vocational Counselor provides counseling interventions as needed to the Mental Health population in the Career Connection program. Develop Vocational Plans for all OMH contracts. Complete the NYESS Data Entry for all programs as needed. Flexible to the needs of the program, mostly day hours Monday- Friday


Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field. Degree in Psychology or Education is preferred.  One – two years’ experience working with the mental health population. Valid New York State Driver’s License.   Must be authorized to work in the United States and pass all background clearances.


Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Monitor and track all mental health referrals.

  2. Conduct all intakes for individuals.

  3. Provide case file reviews for OMH, satisfaction surveys, referrals and other internal documentation.

  4. Participate in team meetings as scheduled.

  5. Review all daily and monthly notes for the OMH contracts and review all billable units.

  6. Provide work readiness activities to individuals in the OMH contracts.

  7. Assist with obtaining and establishing volunteer activities in the community. Coordinate volunteer sites with the Community Resource Professional.

  8. Responsible for maintaining contact with volunteer agencies to ensure satisfaction of services.

  9. Complete all admission and discharge documentation for individuals in the OMH programs.

  10. Provide benefits advisement to referred individuals.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; lift; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Work may require lifting, pushing, or pulling in excess of 30 pounds.


This description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disabled/Veteran

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