Vocational Counselor -(HRA) West Farms (P/T)

Bronx, NY 10460
United States
Job Description

Job Details

Bronx, NY
Part Time
4 Year Degree
$23.95 - $25.21 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services


Comunilife is looking for a Part time Vocational Counselor for its West Farms program in the Bronx. The Vocational Counselor is responsible for providing vocational services to clients living at the West Farms Residence:  assessing/evaluating level of education, work experience and aptitude; formulating a vocational and/or Employment Plan for clients which will become part of the service plan(s); and, assisting and providing instruction in the preparation of resumes, referrals for job training, trade school and other institutions. Accompanying clients in the field may be required.



Essential Duties:

  • Assess clients ability and motivation for psycho-social  rehabilitation ( educational, vocational and employment)

  • Provide referrals to employment programs for training and placement for competitive, supported or volunteer job opportunity.

  • Provide supportive counseling and vocational related  services to clients/families,

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the comprehensive service plans and service plan reviews that identify mutually agreed upon long and short-term vocational/employment related  goals.

  • Responsible for contacts as specified in the service plan(s).

  • Implement rehabilitation/vocational weekly training program; including “the job club”, “the job group” and “Making a Plan” curriculum

  • Provide assistance in activities for daily living; assistance in employment assessments, training, and private sector placement services; and other necessary services to clients to increase their capacity for independent living. 

  • Provide linkage to other Educational and Vocational Programs in the community.

  • Responsible for the timely completion and documentation of assessments, evaluations, vocational/employment plan(s), progress notes, training/group notes as determine by program standards.



Education and Experience Requirement(s)

Minimum Bachelors Degree in  Human Services, Education or related area and  two (2) years  experience in Vocational, Employment  and Educational counseling, training and referrals  particularly with HIV+/AIDS affected populations and/or substance abuse individuals.  Preference given to persons with experience in Scattered Sites Programs, bi-lingual, bi-cultural in Spanish.



Comunilife is an EEO employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.