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28 Apr 2022

Part-Time Vocational Specialist (PT) – Home Base (Community)

EAC-Network – Posted by Hauppauge, New York, United States

Job Description

Vocational Specialist (PT)

EAC Network, a not-for-profit social service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 82,000 people in need through 100 programs across Long Island and NYC, seeks a Vocational Specialist to work part time for its Home Base (Community).

The Vocational Specialist is a non-exempt position paying $25 per hour for up to 19 hours per week. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM. The office is located in Hauppauge, NY and the role reports to Program Director. 

Primary Purpose of Job:

The Vocational Specialist is responsible for providing counseling, vocational assistance and employment services to youth referred by Department of Probation in Suffolk County with the outcome of economic self-sufficiency as the objective of the counseling process.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Assist clients in identifying and developing plans related to education needs and career goals
  2. Network with area employers to identify with potential employment resources.
  3. Conduct follow-up counseling sessions to review progress towards established goals.
  4. Coordinate program services including vocational assessments, collaborate with case management, and conduct training and work assignments.
  5. Administer, score and interpret aptitude, interest and work sample tests when appropriate.
  6. Function as agency liaison with vocational agencies such as ACCESS/VR, DOL and One-Stop Employment Centers.
  7. Maintain client record information including services provided, referrals and progress/lack of progress.
  8. Consult with family, school and community agencies regarding client’s progress.
  9. Utilize the educational training, skills and experience obtained to provide appropriate professional services, techniques and strategies for clients.
  10. Explore and develop employment opportunities and community resources for referral purposes.
  11. Prepare required forms and keep statistics on client contacts, referrals, and job activities.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

  1. Must have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in counseling, psychology, sociology, or approved related human services field.
  2. Minimum of one year of career counseling experience with individuals with a history of mental health and alcohol/substance abuse problems required.
  3. Must be proficient in computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, Microsoft Office applications, calendar, and email and/or database software necessary to perform work assignments.
  4. Must have access to car and possess a valid New York State Driver’s License.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

Job expires in 23 days.

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