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20-017 Counselor 1 / Vocational Specialist ACT

The CARE Center, Inc. | Washington, PA | Full Time

Job Description

                                                                                     The CARE Center, INC.

                                                                                    JOB VACANCY NOTICE

 

  POSITION:                           Counselor 1/Vocational Specialist (Full-time)

                                                Assertive Community Treatment Program (ACT)

                                                Washington Office

 

  PAY GRADE:                        12

 

  WAGE:                                 $32,273 (as a minimum)

                                  

  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides core aspects of the Supported Employment model through engagement, vocational assessment, job development, job placement, job coaching and follow along supports.
  • Serve as a team member providing the following functions:   modeling skills and consultation, cross-training to other staff on the team to help them develop supported employment approaches with consumers.
  • Attends all daily organizational meetings and all treatment plan meetings for consumers with employment goals.
  • Provides outpatient psychotherapy and follow-up services to the adult client population.
  • Develops and implements individualized treatment/service plans for ACT consumers using various therapeutic methodologies, maintaining a direct service level of 75% minimum time.
  • Participates in Case Conferences with all levels of psychiatric and clinical staff, individually and in group supervision staffings.
  • Serves as a member of Assertive Treatment Team as well as the after hours on call rotation.
  • Initiates appropriate Intra & Interagency contact to facilitate consumer care.
  • Prepares, maintains and submits all assigned case records, charts, reports, forms and other required documentation in a professional and timely manner.
  • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations and codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws, and agency policies and procedures.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related social services field with progressive experience in human services, is desirable.
  • Ability to carry out rehabilitation and support functions.
  • Degree and/or experience in rehabilitation counseling preferred.  
  • Experience working with adults with serious mental illness.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain vital information during a personal interview to make proper recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff, providers, and other social service agencies.
  • Must successfully obtain Criminal History Clearance from the PA State Police, Child Abuse Clearance from the PA Department of Human Services and FBI Fingerprint Clearance.
  • Ability to inspect and identify violations pertaining to program regulations.
  • Ability to transport oneself in an insured vehicle, as program needs dictate.
  • Ability to observe and recognize verbal and non-verbal signs of physical or mental disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle clients with a wide range of psychiatric conditions.
  • Ability to receive performance feedback and instructions calmly, without reacting negatively or emotionally.

 

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://www.sphs.org/employment.html FOR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR STOP INTO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 300 CHAMBER PLAZA, CHARLEROI, PA.   POSTING#20-017.

 

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